A significant milestone in a dancer's journey
Arangetram is a traditional term used in the context of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form. It refers to the debut performance of a student who has completed several years of rigorous training and is ready to showcase their skills on a public stage. The Arangetram marks a significant milestone in the dancer's journey, symbolizing their mastery of technique, expression, and artistry.
The Arangetram is not merely a dance recital, it is an event that brings together the student's family, friends, fellow dancers, and esteemed members of the dance community. It instills a sense of confidence, discipline, and commitment to their craft. It is an opportunity to share their passion for Bharatanatyam with a wider audience.
It is a celebratory event where the student presents a full-length solo performance, accompanied by live musicians and showcasing their talent and dedication to the art form. Beyond the performance aspect, the Arangetram serves as a cultural and educational experience, as it allows the audience to appreciate the beauty and intricacy of Bharatanatyam. It helps preserve and promote the rich traditions of Indian classical dance, passing them on to future generations.
Laiya is a disciple of Sunanda Narayanan of Thillai Fine Arts Academy and will be dedicating this special performance in honor of her grandfather, Professor Felix Mathew.She will also be culminating the recital by highlighting her diverse repertoire of techniques through a fusion piece that blends together ballet and Bharatanatyam, as well as her multiple modalities of movement and dance training.