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Bharatanatyam Duet by Nikhitha and Yogesh at Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme.

April 18, 2017

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme

Bharatanatyam Duet
by Nikhitha Manjunath and Yogesh Kumar

Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R.)
Department of Kannada and Culture

Sri. Yogesh Kumar. S and Kum. Nikhitha Manjunath are the disciples of Karnataka Kalashree Guru Sri. Sathyanarayana Raju, director of Samskruthi The Temple of Art.

Yogesh Kumar was initially trained under Guru Vidushi K. Brunda. Now currently he is learning under Guru Sri. Sathyanarayana Raju. He has pursued Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a vidwat grade in Bharathanatyam from Karnataka Secondary Education board and Visharada from Akhila Bharata Gandarva Maha Vidyalay, Miraj. He has received the scholarship from the Karnataka Sangeetha and Nritya Academy and is a ‘B’ grade artist of Doordarshan. He has been declared as 2nd Best Dancer in the 28th Annual “SPIRIT OF YOUTH” festival of Music and Dance held at Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, Music Academy Chennai.

With his keen ability to understand and imbibe the nuances of this beautiful art form and with his perseverance and dedication, he has traveled across India. He has showcased his talent at various prestigious Utsavas & Sabhas. To name a few: Hampi Utsava, Lakundi Utsava, World Dance Day – 2014 at Sai Arts International, Bhadrachala Ramadasa Charitram, Krishna Premi, Prasiddha Foundation’s 25th Year Celebration – Delhi, etc., He has showcased his solo performances in many prestigious stages, to name a few: Natarajotsava 2016 held at Karnataka Nrithyakala Parishath, Natarajotsava 2016 held at Vasundara Performing Arts Centre, Mysore, Padams & Javalis Festival, Articulate Mysore Festival, Music Academy Chennai etc.,

Yogesh has played the role of Sugreeva in one of the Exquisite Dance Ballet, which represents parts of the Kishkinda Kandam and Sundara Kandam which was choreographed by Smt. Anitha Guha, which was performed in Music Academy – Chennai & then in USA during Aug 2015.

Nikhitha Manjunath has been learning Bharatanatyam since several years under Guru Sri Sathyanarayana Raju. She has completed her Engineering in Computer Science and currently works in an IT firm.

Nikhitha has completed her Senior grade in Bharatanatyam conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board. She has received the scholarship from the Karnataka Sangeetha and Nritya Academy. She is a ‘B’ grade Doordarshan artist.

Nikhitha has performed in various dance festivals like Naada Neerajanam, Tirupati, Mysore Dasara, Sai Arts festival, Natya Ninada festival, and many more. She has performed in various parts of India like Mysore, Dharmasthala, Belvadi, Tirupati, Kumbakonam, Chennai, Delhi, Kullu and Vellore. She has been a part of various dance productions.

Yogesh and Nikhitha continue to pursue the art with dedication and have been actively participating as a part of Samskruthi.

Duet Bharathanatyam performance Friday | 21st April 2017 | 6.30 PM

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Race Course Road,

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