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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:35am

Presented by Ramya Ramnarayan and the Nrithyanjali Dance Ensemble

Ramya Ramnarayan is a senior disciple of veteran Gurus Swamimalai Rajarathnam and Kalanidhi Narayanan. Through her Production Company and school - Nrithyanjali www.nrithyanjali.orgMs. Ramnarayan preserves promotes and propagates Bharatanatyam with zeal and dedication. She has extended the outreach of Bharatanatyam at various dance festivals, universities, & museums all over the world and under the auspicious of the Young Audiences NJ/PA reaching out to over 10,000 audience members per year. She holds a visiting faculty appointment in the Dance Department at Mason Gross School of Arts, affiliated to Rutgers University. She is a roaster artist with Pentacle.

Some prominent awards and recognition conferred on her include :membership in the Board of Trustees of the NJ Asian American Study Foundation, Nrithya Kala Sevamani Award from the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival 2008, Nadanamamani Award from Kartik Fine Arts in Chennai 2005, the prestigious Kalaimamani award from the state of Tamil Nadu, India, 2003. Ramya received a fellowship for choreography from the NJ State Council for the Arts, 2008, She is also an Indian Council for Cultural Relations Empanelled artist.


Ramnarayan will partner with the Nrithyanjali Dance Ensemble to perform “Shyama” at the New York International Fringe Festival from Aug 10th thru Aug 18th. The program will be at the Theater at the 14th St Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, NY 10024.

Program Dates and Times

Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 6:15-7:30 PM

Sunday August 11, 2013 @ 9:45-11:00

Thursday August 15 @ 7:30-8:45 PM

Saturday August 17 @ 2:30-3:45 PM

Sunday August 18 @ NOON-1:15 PM

Press Acclaim:
“Varnam” is a bravura example of the way Ms. Ramnarayan moves between characterful storytelling and nonrepresentational dance. She does this with remarkable fluency – The New York Times



“Shyama – The Legend of Krishna”, a journey in search of the illusive, dark skinned boy Krishna. This is an original creative concept spearheaded by choreographer/performer Ramya Ramnarayan. She along with the Nrithyanjali dance ensemble explores the dynamic facets of the eponymous Krishna, his fascinating childhood, his attractive charming form which has mesmerized millions of devotees worldwide.




Ramya Ramnarayan



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