Srishti Nritya Kalakuteera®
Srishti is the ensemble of young and creative minds for whom dancing is devotion, passion and celebration.
Srishti is a fortuitous outcome of two young pursues who dreamt of presenting the divine art form to all the art lovers. The first performance of Srishti was held on Nov 7th 2010 at Rajangana, Krishna Mutt, Udupi. This presentation was applauded and appealed for more. A flower filled with the sweetest nectar is the call for butterflies. Thus footprints multiplied over the year. Now Srishti is not just a clump of dreamers but also a conglomeration of artists, achievers, performers and motivators.
Srishti Nritya Kalakuteera aims to present the rich cultural heritage of India with a sea of enthusiasm to attempt afresh the abundant possibilities of Indian classical genre of bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi, which is over 3000 years old through performances, training, workshops and competitions. Srishti has an extensive set of skillfully choreographed repertoire presented by renowned performers and musicians.
Srishti has presented in many temple festivals, public platforms, Shivaratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Navarathri festivals in and around Udupi, Mulki, Manipal, Mangaluru and Mumbai. The consequent three days performance in Tirupati during an auspicious occasion of Brahmotsava was Tour de force.
The choreography of items performed by Srishti is entirely different from other since it believes in newness, modernity and uniqueness. This ingenuity is also seen in its programs by adding items of Kuchipudi, Semi classical dance and Folk dances of India.
These young artists are nurtured by Shri Shri lakshmivara Thirtha Shripada, Shiroor Mutt, Shri Krishna Mutt Udupi Who emerged as patronage and provided an abode for regular practice sessions.
It is the dream of this organization to reach all the classes of people and provide the platform for interested and talented students for experimental and competitive studies. This trust works for the creation and sustenance of interest in Bharathanatyam among aspirants in and around udupi and neighboring districts in particular and among the public in general.
• Udupi Utsav 2010-2011
• Sapthotsava and Nagamandala, Shri Krishna Mutt.
• Shri Veerabhadra Temple, Surathkal, Dakshina Kannada
• Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple Bappanadu, Mulki, Dakshina Kannada
• Udupi Shivalli Brahmin Association, Ambalpady, Udupi
• Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple Pavanje
• Nagamandala Brahmakalashotsava, Brahmagiri, Udupi
• Shrinivasa kalyana and kanakabhisheka, Rajangana, Udupi
• Ganesha Chaturthi, Ambalpady, Udupi
? Shri Mahishamardhini Temple, Bailur
? Shri Durgaparmeshwari Temple, Kannarpady
? Shri Janardhana Mahakali Temple, Ambalpady
? Shri Mahishamardhini Temple, Kadiyali
? Shri Sharada Pratistapan, GSB Community hall, Daisar Mumbai
• Brahmotsava, Tirupathi
• CISCON International Conference, MIT, Manipal
• Fund Raiser, Toongabbi Legal Centre, Black Town, Sydney
• Shri Vasuki Subramanya Temple, Sagri
• Beach Food Fest, Malpe, Udupi
Major Innovative Dance Compositions of Srishti:
• Ganesha Vandana: Exclusive Choreography with a Ganesha Kautvam re-refined
• Shri Chamundeshwari: Krithi of Mysore Vasudevacharya depicting the glory of Goddess Chamundeshwari
• Radha Krishna prema Vilas: Eternal love, Meera Bai’s portrayal of divine Love.
• Om: Towards Awakening
• Dashavataram: A rendering of ten incarnation of Lord Vishnu, an excerpt from Gita Govinda
• Shiva Tandava Stuti: Portraying the might and beauty of dancing Lord Shiva
• Gopika Vilas: The gopikas inviting lord Krishna to the arbor on the banks of river Yamuna
• Durga Stuti: A prayer to Goddess Durga
• Shiva Panchakshari: explaining the importance of 5 sacred syllables on lord Shiva i.e., Na Ma Shi Va Ya
• Tillai Nataraja: A composition showing the bhakti of a devotee on dancing Lord Shiva
Kuchipudi Dance Recitals:
• Taranga: a composition of Siddendra Yogi on Lord Krishna, Where dancer dances on a brass plate balancing brass pots on her head
• Krishna Shadbha
• Rangasai Shabdha
• Mohini Shabdha
• Rama Shabdha
• Manduka Shabdha
• Bhasmasura Mohini: Defeat of Bhasmasura by Beautiful Mohini
• Ganesha Janana: Story portraying the birth of Lord Ganesha
• Ardhanareeshwara: A dance of Androgynous deity composed of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati
• Shrinivasa Kalyana:
• Kugidaru dwani kelallilave
• Shiva Parvati Achala Prema: The divinity testing Parvati, a small excerpt from Kumara Sambhava(5th sarga) of Kalidasa
Nritotsava is a major annual event organized by Srishti where newly choreographed dance items are presented by the artisted of Srishti. Along with this Srishti also focuses on development in the field of art by conducting
• Competitions to the young and talented artists all around the state
• Special lectures and demonstrations to the teachers and senior students
• Stage programs for young artists
• Workshops by renowned artists from different parts of India
• Programs of artists from different classical dance fields
• Cost cut markets and shops for dancers
• And many plans
Srishti Nritya Kalakuteera has registered under Government of Karnataka as an established Trust in year 2011. It has also established itself under KSEEB in year 2010.