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25 Years of Natya Anjali: Celebrating Their Legacy with "Dakshina" at The Lyric Theatre on Heritage weekend

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Author: JT Comms
Date: 12 Sep 2023

Johannesburg, South Africa — Natya Anjali, a legacy brand in the world of Bharatanatyam, proudly commemorates 25 years of cultural enrichment with their dazzling production "Dakshina." Join the celebration at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, on Saturday, September 23, 2023. In a grand showcase of their illustrious 25th Anniversary, Natya Anjali’s production Dakshina, is an opulent dance spectacle that epitomizes their enduring legacy. This cherished cultural brand has illuminated hearts for a quarter-century and continues to shine brighter than ever.

Dakshina, a Sanskrit word imbued with profound meaning, translates to "an offering in gratitude." Through this extraordinary performance, Natya Anjali will pay homage to their revered Gurus (teachers) and mentors, invoking blessings and commemorating their generous guidance.

Founded in 1998 by the visionary Subashni Naicker, Natya Anjali stands as a paragon of dedication to the art of Bharatanatyam. The mission has always been to nurture and mentor students in this classical South Indian dance form within an engaging and stimulating environment. Through teaching and captivating performances, Natya Anjali is unwavering in its commitment to preserving and promoting cultural heritage, making this art accessible to a diverse and appreciative audience.

Bharatanatyam, with its meticulously codified gestures and movements, is a testament to the dedication and passion required for mastery.

Dakshina, choreographed and directed by the eminent Subashni Naicker, promises to be an evening of enchantment. The performance will feature 45 students who will showcase the beauty of Bharatanatyam and folk dance to the melodious tunes of Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telegu songs. The music selection spans from traditional (Carnatic) to Fusion and Contemporary styles. Choosing to present Dakshina close to Heritage Day underscores Natya Anjali's commitment to honouring their place in South Africa's vibrant cultural tapestry.

Tickets for this spectacular event are available for R150-00 each through Computicket.

In reflection of this momentous milestone, Subashni Naicker, the Director of Natya Anjali, shares a poignant quote: "True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know."

Join us in celebrating 25 years of cultural enrichment, as Natya Anjali unveils the timeless legacy brand "Dakshina." Prepare to be captivated by an evening of grace, gratitude, and artistic brilliance that transcends time and borders.

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Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of Natya Anjali

About Natya Anjali:

Natya Anjali, founded in 1998 by Subashni Naicker, stands as a beacon of cultural enrichment in South Africa. Over 25 years, it has passionately preserved and promoted the ancient Indian artform of Bharatanatyam while sharing its beauty with a wider audience through captivating performances.

About Bharatanatyam:

Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form originating in the temples of South India. It is characterized by its precise footwork, intricate hand gestures, and expressive facial movements, making it one of the most revered and visually captivating dance forms in the world.

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