The repertoire of Bharatanatyam, like all major classical Indian dance forms, follows the three categories of performance in the Natya Shastra. These are Nritta (Nirutham), Nritya (Niruthiyam) and Natya (Natyam).
Prahelika Rajagopalan is an upcoming Bharatanatyam dancer who began learning dance at the age of 4. She started training in Bharatanatyam under Smt. Santha Bhaskar, Singapore and Smt. Ambujah Thiru, Singapore. As a kid, she has given numerous performances, both solo and group presentations with Nrithyalaya Aesthetics Society. She has not only performed in NAS’s annual programs, but also in many temples and other such platforms in Singapore. She has participated and won a number of competitions and won the silver medal at SYF (Singapore Youth Festival).
Prahelika moved to India and continued dance under the tutelage of guru Sri. Pandanallur Gopalakrishnan Pillai and Smt. Indu Varma. She was trained in the Tanjavur style and did her arangetram in 2005. She has also performed in a many sabhas under Smt. Indu Varma’s guidance and did a group presentation on Tyagesha Kuravanji. She has also performed the ‘Narayaneeyam’ in Chennai and Mangalore.
Lasva Fine Arts is an initiative started by Prahelika Rajagopalan to continue her passion for dance by teaching. The academy not only trains the students in Bharathanatyam but also imparts the rich Indian culture. Lasva Fine Arts is structured based on the learnings from the Vazhuvoor and Bharatanrityam style as formulated by Dr. Sujatha Mohan.
1. Feb 23rd, Saturday – Group Dance Performance at Mahakaleeshwar Temple for Mahashivrathri
2. Solo Recital by Shantha at Occidental Performing arts
3. March 4th, Shivrathri at VEDA Temple
4. March 9th, Saturday, Sacremento Natyanjali
5. April 6th, Saturday, Vasanta Navratri at SKCC
1. April, Rama Navami at SSP
2. October, Navratri Celebrations at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
3. October, Solo Recital by Shantha at Naipunya Festival, San Ramon
4. October, Navratri Celebrations at Mahakaleeshwar Temple
5. Guru Purnima Celebrations at Shirdi Sai Parivar