Srishti: Pathways

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Sat 2 Mar | 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

Nina Rajarani Dance Creations presents SRISHTI PATHWAYS featuring a performance of classical Indian dance performed by a new generation of British-South Asian dancers. The ambitious production will showcase the best of Bharatanatyam through exquisite movements, powerful rhythm and striking ensemble work.

The dancers will present three works by award-winning choreographer and Srishti’s Artistic Director Nina Rajarani MBE, and a specially commissioned one by the inimitable guest choreographer Mavin Khoo. Versatile music composer and Karnatik vocalist Y Yadavan has created the music score for the performance.

Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance style that originated in the temples of southern India. It is characterised by its strong lines, geometry and symmetry, as well as highly expressive mime. Bharatanatyam is probably the most popular and versatile classical Indian dance style worldwide.


Invocation to Ganesha

A traditional start to a Bharatanatyam performance, hailing the elephant-headed god, Ganesha, who is the remover of obstacles. This dance describes the god’s iconography, such as the crescent moon adorning his forehead, and his unmatched qualities.

Choreography: Nina Rajarani MBE | Composition: Muthuswami Dikshitar

Tribute to Devi

A powerful and mesmerising hymn to the goddess who is adorned by red garments, protects devotees, destroys ignorance and illusions, and instills awe in all those who witness her presence.

Choreography: Mavin Khoo | Composition: Muthuswami Dikshitar

Ragam Tanam Pallavi

A unique feature in a Bharatanatyam performance as normally this form of music is presented in a traditional Karnatik music concert, the classical music style from South India. The ragam is a form of non-rhythmic improvisation through musical notes within the singer’s chosen musical scale, followed by the tanam, when the word anantam (joy) is repeated in creative ways to an underlying pulse. The composition culminates in pallavi, a line of lyrics to which there are varying melodic and rhythmic treatments.

Choreography: Nina Rajarani MBE | Composition: Yadav Yadavan


An uplifting dance with intricate rhythmic patterns danced with exuberance as a finale.

Choreography: Nina Rajarani MBE | Composition: Yadav Yadavan

SRISHTI – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations is pleased and proud to support the development of the next generation of British dancers through this exciting new initiative.

SRISHTI Pathways is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Harrow Arts Centre, Harrow Council and Creative Academy, Slough.

During the construction of our capital redevelopment project in 2024, our building will be closed throughout the year. All our events will be therefore be held at various locations around Bradford.

This event will be taking place at New College Braford, Nelson Street, Broomfields, BD5 0DX.

Sat 2 Mar | 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide


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