… is traditionally trained in the Indian classical dance forms Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam.
Be enchanted by auspicious temple dances. Immerse into fascinating myths, graceful movements and enthralling rhythms.
is a temple dance from Kerala in South India. It’s the dance of the enchantress. Cherished over the centuries, this sacred art form can be recognized by its gentle, flowing and graceful movements and elaborated way of expression, which the dancer uses to recite the poetry on Indian mythology. Mohiniyattam ist lasya − soft.
is a temple dance from Tamil Nadu in South India. Its roots reach back more than two thousand years in Indian history. Today the art form can be seen on stages all over the world. It’s dynamic, expressive and powerful. In its choreographies the Hindu myths are narrated by the dancer. Bharatanatyam is tandava − vigorous.
Akhila is a Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam dancer in the tradition of Smt. Shyamala Surendran, founder and head of Dharani School of Performing Arts in Cochin, Kerala. She gives performances and teaches adults and children.
“Let me light my lamp”, says the star, “and never debate if it will help to remove the darkness.”