Indian Cultural Centre will be organizing a Bharathanatyam recital by Krishna Zivraj Nair based in the UK, disciple of Guru Smt. Padma Murali, Bangluru on August 8 at 6.00 pm at its auditorium at Indian Cultural Centre, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.
Krishna is an Indian classical dancer, choreographer, trained in the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Natya Ratna Guru Smt. Padma Murali, director of Padmalaya Dance Foundation in Bangalore, India. She is the founder and artistic director of Sanskruti School of Dance in Cambridge, United Kingdom and has expanded Sanskruti’s classes to include other performing arts including Odissi, Bollywood dance, Carnatic Vocals and Veena.
She has been honoured with Uttkarsh Commission Award by Akademi and Nritya Ratna Award by Government of India, 2016. She is also the winner of Arts Council funding 2016-2017 and winner of One Dance UK’s dance Teacher Mentoring programme 2017-2018. Krishna’s pedagogic skills nurtured under Anusha Subramanyam and Anita Srivastava, led her to complete the Teachers’ Mentoring programme and connected her with other professional development opportunities and the dance network nationally.