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Kritya Ensemble @ Moto Spirits: CANCELLED
Thu, May 26, 2022 7:30 PM, EDT
COVID-19 protocols at this groupmuse
The COVID-19 protocols for this groupmuse apply to all performers/hosts as well as attendees.
- Drinks for sale at this groupmuse
- All guests must be 21
- Dogs live here
- Not accessible
Join us at our favorite whiskey distillery MÔTÔ Spirits for the exciting debut of Kuchipudi dancer Yamini Kalluri's newly formed Kritya Ensemble, as they take us on a captivating journey through the movements, stories and sounds of South Indian Classical music and dance!
This concert and fundraising event will present Kritya's all original compositions and choreographed pieces before they depart on their debut tour as a brand new ensemble. All funds raised will assist Kritya with their expenses before and during the tour, and help them build their performance portfolio.
Kritya performs with the mission to bring more visibility to Kuchipudi dance and Carnatic music on a global scale.
Note: Alcoholic drinks will be sold by MÔTÔ Spirits at the entrance. No outside drinks permitted (this is not a BYOB event). Please enjoy this distillery's offerings to support this amazing local business!
Kritya Ensemble is a dance/music ensemble where the 2500+ year old Carnatic music tradition and 500+ year old Kuchipudi dance tradition from South India come together to tell ancient stories rooted in spirituality and social themes to address pressing concerns of the present day.
We consistently operate at the intersection of tradition and the avant garde, this lineup presents an opportunity for us to expand and evolve our original repertoire as a budding ensemble. We will be presenting original pieces composed/choreographed and arranged by Kritya Ensemble.
Yamini Kalluri - Kuchipudi Dancer
Yamini Kalluri is a world-class professional Kuchipudi dancer based in New York City where she teaches and performs full time. She is the founder and director of the Kritya School of Dance, the first school of its kind that incorporates nuances from ballet and modern dance to bring about a new age of Kuchipudi which is more relevant to a newer and global generation. Yamini sees Kritya as a budding conservatory and incubatory for challenging experimentation and also as a place for dancers to immerse themselves to find their truest form of expression.
Rohith Jayaraman - Carnatic Vocalist
Born and raised in San Jose, California, Rohith Jayaraman is a vocalist, composer, and educator known for his soulful voice, speed, precision, and infectious energy. Rohith was trained in Carnatic music under his mother and guru, Asha Ramesh, a disciple of D.K. Jayaraman. For the last 10 years, he has been exploring the world of crossover music, working with (and learning from) his collaborators, who come from all around the world and bring expertise in areas as diverse as jazz, pop, Arabic music, metal, Gnawa, folk, electronica, and more. Rohith has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed and award-winning artists such as A.R. Rahman and Zakir Hussain. Outside the performance space, Rohith has scored a short film, written for dance, and directed several music videos. Rohith regularly conducts masterclasses and workshops in Indian classical concepts. A proud alumni of Berklee College of Music, Rohith is currently the Assistant Manager of Berklee India Exchange (BIX).
Parthiv Mohan - Carnatic violinist and vocalist
Parthiv has accompanied many artists on the violin and given numerous solo concerts as well. He trained in both violin and vocal music under Smt. Anuradha Sridhar while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Parthiv has performed across the United States as well as in India and he frequently performs in New York. Parthiv holds a day job working as a software engineer for the state and he likes to read in his spare time.
Harsha Mandayam Bharathi - Mridangamist
Harsha is from Chennai and has been learning the mridangam since the age of 4. He began learning from Vid. Poongulam Sri Subramanian and is currently receiving advanced lessons from Dr. Patri Satish Kumar. He has been performing in concerts for the past 12 years. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemistry at The Ohio State University."