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TEDxSalem - Aparna Ramesh - Exploration of the Soul through Classical Dance Bharathanatyam

Aparna is the first and only lady artist who holds a Masters degree in both Dance and Music. Introduced to dance at a tender age of 7 under the tutelage of Smt. Savitri and Kalaimamani Dr. Saraswathy, she assimilated the basics of the famous Pandanallur style and the tradition. Her abhinayam exhibits dexterity in depth and refinement in full. She has to her credit more than 500 performances. She is also proficient in classical folk like karagam, kavadi, oyilaattam and poikkaalkudhirai. She is the only artist to have performed Thiruppugazh in the form of dance repertoire. She has also choreographed for Nattrinai, Kurunthogai, Muththollaayiram and many classical poems. She has delivered many lecture demonstrations on Pada and Tiruppugazh at various Sabhas in Chennai. Aparna also has presented a paper on "The Role of Sakthi on Pada". At present, she performs "Thirupugazh" as "Sampradhaaya Bhajana Repertoire" by narrating the meaning of the hymns. She also conducts dance and music classes at VIPANCHEE(http://vipanchee.com) (Dr. Balamurali Krishna Trust) at Chennai and Salem. (http://www.tedxsalem.com) About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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