Padma Shri Geeta Chandran’s Bharatanatyam Performance at MIT
CAMBRIDGE, MA- MIT India Business Club at MIT Sloan and MIT Sangam organized an enthralling Bharatanatyam performance by Padma Shri Geeta Chandran, a well know Indian dance artist and vocalist on Monday, May 06, 2019 at Wong Auditorium, Cambridge, from 6:00pm to 7.30pm with a group of amazing classical dance lovers and aficionados. Smt. Geeta Chandran is continuing her teaching and performance of Bharatanatyam dance as a vehicle to build social bridges.
Shri. Shouvik Das from the MIT India Business Club, welcomed warmly the audiences to the program and thanked them for their enthusiasm and support. He also presented a brief introduction of Smt. Geetha Chandran. He also said that the MIT India Business Club tries to connect MIT Indian student and faculty community with India’s contemporary leaders in various fields. Along with Shouvik, Shri. Kritarth Yudhish and Smt. Aditi Shankar also worked hard to organize this program successfully. Her husband, Shri. Rajiv Chandran, who is with the United Nations as National Information Officer, hosted the event with his excellent oratory language skills.
Smt. Geeta Chandran was initiated to learning Bharatanatyam at her tender age of 5 years under the teaching of Smt. Swarna Saraswathy, who trained her in the traditional Thanjavoor devadasi parampara. Later, Smt. Geeta Ji continued learning diverse aspects of the Bharathanatyam from many eminent Gurus. Smt. Geeta Ji is a Founder, Director, and the President of Natya-Vriksha Dance Company .
Smt. Geeta Chandran has been conferred with numerous prestigious awards including the National Indian Award – Padma Shri, Kishore Kumar Kala Award, National Excellence Award, Bharat Nirman Award etc.
After her mesmerizing and elegant Bharatanatyam performance, in the Q&A session, Smt. Geeta Ji answered all the questions from the audiences very interestingly and clearly, and also by demonstrating dance steps and singing songs.
Her mastery of dance demonstrated integrity of dance lines, her control on the moves, refined gestures and rhythmic fluttering of her fingers. Always, she displayed a well-balanced alliance of gestures from head to toe, cracking with energy. Her dancing is very masterful and matchless .