(in memory of Smt. Padma Rajan, Educationist, USA)
Navadisha - Apoorva Jayaraman
Saturday, 2022-11-26 19:00 PM -
Saturday, 2022-11-26 00:00 AM
Having serendipitously been introduced to Bharatanatyam at kindergarten, I started formally training in the dance form at the age of 5. It was not long before the engaging hobby transcended into a deep passion for the art form and began to deeply influence the way I steered my life.
At the age of 16, with 11 years of learning and 8 years of performing already behind me, I decided to shift base to Chennai (India) so that I could grow as a dancer under the guidance of greats like Guru Kalanidhi Narayanan. This move proved to be most valuable in my dance career, as I also had the great opportunity of coming under the tutelage of Priyadarsini Govind whom I have had the privilege to train under ever since.
Dancing, and activities surrounding it, have brought me a sense of fulfilment like nothing else so far has. Be it the exhilaration after a performance, the excitement of inspiring a child to dance, or the contentment of a good session of practice – dance has always been the one factor that has given me the greatest sense of satisfaction