Bharatanatyam Performances

Critics say

‘…spirited and flawless exhibition of talent.’
‘Her art of storytelling was meaningfully enriched by a refined Abhinaya…’
‘Divya’s laya is faultless and she executed the jathies with ease.’

Divya completed her solo debut in Bharatanatyam in the summer of 2013 under the tutelage of Mrs Gayatri Sriram, founder of Shruti Laya Dance Pte Ltd and her guru, Mrs Minal Prabhu. Trained in the Kalakshetra style by her guru Gayatri Sriram who has also trained under the legendary Kalanidhi Narayanan, Divya combines the best of natya, nritta and abhinaya, honed by her gurus to a superlative level.

  • Agni- thematic production at Ananya Samarpana festival, Bengaluru, June 2015 to raise awareness of the Ananya GML Cultural Academy’s medical helpline for ailing musicians. Watch video here.
  • Traditional Margam repertoire at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai as part of the prestigious 58th Art & Music festival in January 2015. Watch video here.
  • Traditional Margam repertoire at Bharat Kalachar, Chennai as part of the young artistes segment of the famed Chennai December season 2014. watch video here
  • Samarpana – the Asian Festival of Classical Dance, Singapore where out of the many applicants, she was selected as the Upcoming Artiste in September 2014
  • Indo-US centre, Cupertino where Divya performed for senior citizens in California in July 2014
  • Traditional Margam repertoire at SIFAS festival of Indian Music and Dance where she successfully auditioned as part of the Rising Stars segment in March 2014. Watch video here.

As a group performer, Divya is able to successfully work with the dynamics of the group which are vastly different from those of a soloist. She has been an integral part of Shruti Laya Dance school’s performances, providing standout performances each time in key roles. A few key performances include:

  • The humble Mallard hero in Feathered Fables- a blend of classical, contemporary, folk and ballet premiered at Samarpana- the Asian Festival of Classical Dance 2013, Singapore. Watch video here.
  • As a principal dancer and in the key role of Shoorpanakha in Ramakatha- the Story of Rama in 2012, Singapore.
  • She has also been part of Shruti Laya’s professional ticketed productions such as Moksha Mudra - India (2013), Dhaara- the Flow of Divinity -Singapore and India (2014), Trikon- the War Within -Singapore and India (2011)
  • Principal dancer and as Hanuman in Ramakatha- the story of Rama which was performed at the Asian Civilisations Museum in the Ramayana Revisited Exhibition 2010.

Divya's performances have been reviewed in glowing terms by critics such as Dr Sunil Kothari, Dr Suryaprasad Rao and Shri Mysore V Subramania, in major publications and dance websites in India. Click here for press coverage