Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Pragati”, an Annual School recital featuring over 150 students. From the schools beginners, to our arangetram students and our teachers, this show featured the progress that one makes through the Bharatanatyam journey.
2017: Sri Ram Katha
The music was custom produced in India, just for the academy. Our team of nearly 35 dancers have worked tirelessly to bring this Mythological Story to life.
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Natyanjali”, a recital by 52 senior students, for the Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation 5th Year Celebrations. The audience included esteemed politicians including Ontario’s Premiere Kathleen Wynne.
2016: Natya Samarpanam
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Natya Samarpanam”, a recital with over 130 students depicting the three pillars of Bharatanatyam; Bha-Bhaavam, Ra-Raagam, and Ta-Taalam. This was a special production to celebrate 10 years of Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy.
2014: Shiva Margam
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Shiva Margam”, the sixth Annual School recital, and the third in the “Margam Series”. Shiva Margam explored Shiva in all of his forms, including the dancing Lord Nataraja, and was performed by all students of the academy.
2012: Bhakthi Margam
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Bhakthi Margam”, the fifth Annual School recital. Bhakthi Margam took the audience on a devotional journey through the Hindu deities. The beginner and senior students of the academy set the mood with invocatory peices. Students at varying levels used adavus, poses, hastas, and abhinaya to describe the many gods and goddesses.
2012: Sri Ram Katha
Sri Ram Katha, presented by nearly 25 senior students of the academy and choreographed by Artistic Director Prabha Raghavan, was a huge hit! The costumes, dancing, and choreography came together with phenominal music and lighting. .
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented “Margam”, a school recital where all of the Sanskriti students had the opportunity to perform. Starting with simpler choreographies, students displayed increasing levels of experience in the art form as the items continued. As the show progressed, different formations and abhinaya were introduced. In the second half of the show, the Arangetram Students performed Abhinaya pieces, and the show finished with a power packed 3 minute performance by the senior students of the academy.
2009: Rangoli- Colours of India for Handicare Intl.
Back by popular demand, Rangoli once again swept the stage and the hearts of the GTA community. We had another full house, and we were able to raise over $60,000 to support disabled children in India. From the hills of Mizoram, to the deserts of Rajasthan; from the coconut trees of Kerala to Maharashtra’s harbour, Rangoli was a celebration of the colours of India. With authentic costumes and music, students of Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy under the direction and choreography of Prabha Raghavan performed lively folk dances from India’s states.
2009: Brihu Garva Bangam & Padmavati Kalyanam
Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy presented its first ever dance drama. The script by Kokila Kalahasti, set to music by Jayalakshmi Subramanian, is a rare script that was last presented decades ago, with the renowed Rukmini Arundale in the audience. This dance drama featured artistic director Prabha Raghavan, guest artist Ravi Mony, Radhika Kurella, and over 15 senior dancers of the academy.
2008: Rangoli- Colours Of India
From the hills of Mizoram, to the deserts of Rajasthan; from the coconut trees of Kerala to Maharashtra’s harbour, Rangoli was a celebration of the colours of India. With authentic costumes and music, students of Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy under the direction and choreography of Prabha Raghavan performed lively folk dances from India’s states.
2007: School Recital