Malini Srinivasan: Indian Classical Dancer
October 1, 2011
Disciple of world-renowned artist Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar, Malini Srinivasan is a third-generation Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer. She is also a lecturer at the Asian and Asian-American Studies Department at SUNY Stony Brook and on the dance faculty of the Young Indian Culture Group.
Bharatanatyam is an Indian classical dance form that dates back to ancient Indian drama from 2 B.C.E. Notable for its complex rhythmic footwork and intricate patterns made by the hands and arms, the dancer’s body becomes “geometry in motion.”
This performance will feature a live carnatic orchestra composed of voice, violin, mridangam, and tambura.