From the very beginning, my mom emphasized the importance of performance as a part of our artistic/musical growth. The stage was where we, as students, put into action the foundational lessons we learned in the classroom. The stage is where we found and took pride in our identities as individuals. It’s also where we learned to work as a unit, coming together to share in a collective energy.
Performance continues to be one of the most powerful modes of artistic communication. In celebration of Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya’s 25th anniversary, we are putting on a 2 day festival of performances in the San Francisco Bay Area.
On September 16th, I’ll be performing a Carnatic concert. September 17th, there will be Sri Lalitha Gana Vidyalaya’s musical production with 100 students performing, and a Bharatanatyam performance by Pallavi Sriram which has been collaboratively conceptualized by her and me. Somewhere in those two days I’ll also pop up to do an unplugged set of film songs. Can’t wait to experience this festival with you all. Link to buy tickets in bio //Here's a clip of @psri6 performing a few years ago // edited by Deepthi Govindarajan