Art in Motion
Evanna Ramly | 09 Mar 2018 00:30
Dr Janaki Rengarajan from the US is one of the best bharatanatyam performers.

Come March 11, Brickfields sets the scene for the Soorya India Festival 2018. Held at the Shantanand Auditorium in the Temple of Fine Arts, expect riveting performances of classical Indian dances from bharatanatyam and kathak to bharatham.

Aimed at intercultural learning and growth while raising funds for charity, this year’s annual event is in aid of Cansurvive Centre Malaysia Bhd, which is a non-profit charity organisation to support cancer patients. Past beneficiaries include the Malaysian Association for the Blind and the Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital as well as various schools.

Jointly organised by Sopaanam Arts, Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara), the Indian Cultural Centre as well as Soorya, the Trivandrum-based stage and film society, the festival was initially designed by India’s Soorya Krishnamoorthy.

This year, the festival welcomes Dr Janaki Rengarajan from the US, one of the best bharatanatyam performers as well as Rajendra Gangani from India, who is widely considered to be a master of kathak.