Its a great opportunity for the students to meet and learn from visiting Artist from India. Srikanth’s expertise in Karanas, Acting and Music make his choreography very unique.

Srikanth has been a regular performer in the sabhas of Chennai and has performed all over India and abroad. The countries he has performed include Thailand, France, Indonesia, Canada, the U.S.A., U.A.E and Reunion Islands. Srikanth is a graded artist of Doordarshan and an empanelled artist of ICCR. Among other recognitions, he is the recipient of the 1997 Yuva Kala Bharathi Title, 1998 Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram Award, 2000 Talent Promotion Award and 2001 Award of Excellence, 2005 Lakshmi Viswanathan Endowment for Abhinaya, 2005 Pandanallur Shanmuga Sundaram Pillai Memorial Award and 2006 Nartana Kishora Sundaram. Srikanth has been awarded with the Junior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India.

Such workshops open up newer perspective and methods of performance. Srikanth will be offering three workshops as detailed below.

1.Learn a Varnam : Sannuthagi varnam a Composition of Muthaih Bagavathar on Goddess Chamundeshwari. Varnams are a central piece of Bharatanatyam repretoire. It challenges a dancer in the area of Stamina, understaning the musicality and Abhinayam. Srikanth will create a frame work for the Students in the workshop that can be expanded based on the proficiency of the student.

Dates and Time  – Aug 11th 6- 8 pm, Aug 12th 2-4 pm and Aug 13th 2-4 pm. 2 Hrs on all three days

Location: 4020 hedgecoxe Rd, Plano 75025


  • 12 years and older
  • In-person
  • Should have completed Jatiswaram
  • Fees $240

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2. Learn a Kavadi Chindu: Villinaiyothatha Puruvavum composed by Subrahmaniya Bharati.

The word “Chindu” is a form of poetry in Tamil. And Kavadi is a decorated artifact carried by a devotee and danced during the temple procession. This Kavadi Chindu is in praise of Lord kartikeya which is a really fun piece to perform. The movements have a folk touch, fast and Rhythmic .

Dates and Time: Aug 12th 4- 6 pm, Aug 13th 4-6 pm

Location: 4020 hedgecoxe Rd, Plano 75025


  • 10 yrs and older
  • In-person
  • Should have completed Allarippu
  • Fees $160

3. Online workshop on Margi TechniquesModule 1A:

8 Bhoomi Charis/ movements on the ground

Angas (Shiro, uro, Parsva, Kati & Pada Bhedas)

Nritta hasta – 15

Plus Theory & Practical Application of Charis in choreography

Dates and Time :Aug 12 & 13 from 10-11.30 am

Location : Online over Zoom


  • 10 years and olders
  • Online Only
  • Should have completed Jatiswaram
  • Fees $120
  • Candidate from USA, Canada, UK or Europe can apply.

Workshop Highlights

  • Participants will receive video recording of the session
  • Participants will receive  High quality audio recording of the dance composition.
  • Participants will receive literature.

Registration is now open for all three workshops.  Payments can be made in two ways.

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  • Last date to receive registrations and workshop fees is August 5th 2023

Srikanth Natarajan

Since the age of 6, Srikanth has been at home on the stage, first as an actor in the Bhagavata Mela dance drama of Mellattur, Tamilnadu, and then as a dancer in the tradition of Bharatanatyam. Srikanth has trained under several illustrious Gurus, including Sri. Shanmugasundaram Pillai, Dr. Saraswati, and Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam. It was at Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam ‘s institution that he broadened his horizons in the art of Natya . He has also performed with leading dancers like Chitra Visweswaran, Lakshmi Viswanathan, Radha, Krishnaveni Lakshmanan, Malavika Sarukkai, and Anita Ratnam.

Srikanth’s total involvement and exact understanding of Natya, through which he brings alive his art, has been widely commended by rasikas and critics alike. In the all-male Bhagavata Mela, he has specialised in performing female roles, such as that of Sita and Devaki. He successfully balances and makes effective use of the Lasya and Tandava aspects in his dance choreography and innovations. His grace and poise have endowed him with an impressive stage presence.

Srikanth has acted in a number of documentary and feature films including ‘Srinivasa Ramanuja’ for BBC, ‘Charukesi’ for ZDF channel, West Germany, ‘Sculptures that come alive’ for the International Film Festival, ‘Ragam Sangeetham’ and ‘Bharatham’ for Raj TV, Chennai, G.V.Iyer’s film Swami Vivekananda and has also danced in ‘Shishu Sadhana’ – a DVD Produced by Kala Bharathi, Canada.

A dancer, actor, and nattuvanar, Srikanth training in music and inherent love for literature add a greater depth to the artiste in him and make him a true exponent of Natya.

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