The immediacy, certainty and expressiveness of performances by Aniruddha and six musicians prove that new art flows from traditional sources. The first male dancer in nine generations of one of India's great professional artisitic families, Aniruddha offers the last example of the hereditary practice of Bhratanatyam. The ensemble's brilliantly precise execution of abstract rhythmic choereogrpahy and improvised interpretations of poetry reveal their fresh vision and deep artistic roots.
Aniruddha began his career as a vocalist for his mother during the 1990's, appearing with her at such venues as the World Music Institute (New York), the Institute for Intercultural Performance (UCLA) and the International Festival of Sacred Music. He gave his debut dance concert in Chennai, India in 1994 and his American dance debut at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in 1997. Aniruddha has been presented by leading cultural organizations throughout India, including the National Centre forPerforming Arts in Mumbai, the Madras Music Academy and Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai, and the India International Centre in Delhi. He and his ensemble have received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, several state arts agencies. He was the first solo traditional artist to receive development and touring grants from the National Dance Project. His numerous US appearances include concerts at Asia Society, UCLA, the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois, Kirkland Performance Center, and the Lincoln Center. The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation, The Asian Cultural Council and the LEF Foundation have been great pillairs of support for his art.
" Dance is the natural and, therefore, Universal activity of the human species through which its find unity with the cosmos and its creator. The cosmos is the dynamic expression, in orderly and beautiful movement, of the static source, the one Supreme Spirit. "
1918 - 1984