Danseuse Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel to stage craft at Kerala's Soorya Festival
“It is always more than an honour to be a part of the Soorya Festival in Kerala. I have enjoyed performing at regular intervals here. The energy each time is absolutely majestic and enriching,” shares danseuse Dakshina Vaidyanathan Baghel.
With her rich footwork on stage, neo-classical choreography, spellbinding costumes and the ongoing love affair with Bharatanatyam, Dakshina does not cease to enthral the audience with her talent pool. Born in a family where classical art is a serious priority, the young dancer has lived up to her records each time.
No less than a powerhouse of energy on stage, the diva has to her credit innovative compositions like the Newton’s law of Karma, Cleopatra and Nakshatra - the 12 different zodiac patterns.
A CCRT scholarship holder by the Department of Culture Govt. of India in 2003 and a holder of the Kalpana Chawala Award, in the Young Achievers' category in 2005, Dakshina is also a diploma holder in Bharatanatyam from Indira Kala Sangeet Vidyalaya.
An empanelled artiste with the ICCR, she conducts workshops demonstrations and travels widely within the country through Spicmacay. She remains an active performer with Soorya.
Till now she has travelled to UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, USA and all over India with Soorya for various performance tours.
Elaborating upon her upcoming show at the 2018 Soorya Festival Parampara, the dancer shares she would present an interesting ‘Margam’ this year which is a traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire. She will be staging four different compositions in Kerala this time.
With the Kerala Fine Arts Society organising the 2018 Soorya Festival from November 3 – 7, the prestigious festival will showcase Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak and Kuchipudi together. An interesting blend of artists and styles, this year the audience will witness all young women performers on stage.
Vaidyanathan concludes by elaborating on how she loves to come to the southern part of the country for her performances. She believes that in the south, music and art is a way of life which is treated with utmost priority. And each time the love and warmth of the audience doubles with all her innovative choreography.
The article has been contributed by Srija Mukherjee.