The Naatucracker 2023

Naatucracker Photos/Video of the Performance Thurs. Dec 21, 2023 @ 7 pm Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA An exquisite blending of movement, drama and music, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is imagined as Naatucracker- The Dancing Nut, through the Bharata Natyam dance form of India. Choreographer Viji Prakash places the Christmas story in a young girl's imagination where horses fly, snowflakes dance,...

Arangetram Season 2023

Arangetram Season 2023 Meet our student dancers who offer their debut solo performance (Arangetram) this year.   Rahul YatesSunday, August 13 Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Smothers Theatre. Pepperdine Univ. 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263 Reception 2:30pm / Performance 3:00pm Followed by dinner RSVP - Click Here Rahul is 18 years old and has been dancing with Shakti since he...

Viji Prakash-Lifetime Achievement Award

Viji Prakash-Lifetime Achievement Award Viji Prakash Founder | Director of Shakti School of Bharata Natyam/Shakti Dance Company was honored for her lifetime achievement at the Los Angeles Indian Dance Festival Sat, March 11, 2023. 3pm De Toledo High School, West Hills CA Presented by Soorya Foundation for Performing Arts. by Surendra Prakash

Shakti Winter 2022 Holiday Activity

Shakti Winter 2022 Holiday ActivityPerformance Dhanashree Thillana. Swati Tirunal Festival. Yoba Linda December 2022. Shakti dancers - Jessy and Janani offered the beautiful Dhanashree Thillana composed by Svāti Tirunāḷ‍ Rāma Varma (1813 1846). Swati Tirunal was the Maharaja of Travancore/Kerala. He was revered as a brilliant music composer and credited with over 400 classical compositions in...

Dance Immersion

DANCE IMMERSION Featuring Uma Kadekodi (Bharata Natyam) and Kasi Aysola (Kuchipudi) with acclaimed musicians. (Program Notes) Saturday Oct 8th. 6:00pm James Armstrong Performing Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503

Arangetram Season 2022

Shakti School of Bharata Natyam Arangetrams (solo dance presentations) 2022 We are so excited to invite everyone to support our wonderful dancers. Details and RSVP information below.   Mallika Vairavan -  Saturday, August 20th Lisa Smith Wengler Center for Arts @ Pepperdine Univ. (24255 Pacific Coast Hwy) Reception 3:00pm Performance 4:00pm Followed by dinner RSVP: Eshani Prasad - Sunday, August 28 James Armstrong Theater (3330...

Shakti Summer Dance Camp 2022

2022 SHAKTI SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE June 11 - June 18 Mythili Prakash (Bharata Natam) More Info About Mythili Prakash Kasi Aysola (Intro to Kuchipudi) More Info About Kasi Aysola

Nruthya Neeranjanam. Orange County. 2022

Nruthya Neeranjanam Sri Siva Kameswari Temple. Costa Mesa. May 29, 2022 Song: Madhura Madhura Song: Bolo Narayana Song: Kali Kauthvam Gallery

Celebrating India! Manhattan Beach 2022

5th annual Manhattan Beach Unified School District International Day Celebrations Shakti dancers perform at the 5th annual Manhattan Beach Unified School District International Day Celebrations. Sat May 21, 2022