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Enjoy an introduction to the basics of Bharatanatyam and the technical aspects which make this dance form so vibrant in an interactive workshop led by Sheela Srinivasa, Director of Nritya Mihira Dance Academy.

During the workshop, you’ll learn a few dance moves and a short dance to take home. The format of the workshop caters to those who are new to this art form or just curious about it.

Limited seats available.
RSVP via Eventbrite required, with suggested pay-what-you-can donation to support additional and ongoing programs celebrating the work of local artists specializing in Indian arts, music, and cultural traditions.

Note: Due to capacity limitations, there are a limited number of free RSVPs for each event. We encourage you to RSVP via the pay-what-you-can donation ticket and reserve the free RSVPs for community members who cannot afford to attend otherwise.

About the Presenter
Sheela Srinivasa is a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher. She is the Director of Nritya Mihira Dance Academy in Austin, where she teaches young dancers the nuances of the dancer form and prepares them for certifications courses both on theory and practical aspects of Bharatanatyam.

Sheela trained under illustrious Guru Dr. Hema Govindarajan from the age of 9 in Bangalore. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate studies in Bharatanatyam from Vedic Wellness University. She has performed in prestigious productions like Dashavataram, Visions of Shakti, Sri Krishna, playing multiple prominent roles.

Along with her dancing career, she works as a Senior Project Manager at CitiBank, a teacher at Art of Living Youth, training kids and teens on life skills and breathwork, and also as a mother to her son who is pursuing his Engineering at University of Houston currently.

About the Festival
Wonderful India is a month-long festival featuring local artists and performers representing different regions and traditions of India. Experience artwork, music performances, dance recitals, community gatherings, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in celebration of India’s artistic and cultural traditions.

Plan Your Visit to the Festival
Open Gallery Hours are scheduled at designated times through the week, along with curated cultural events and performances on the weekends. To view details about the schedule and lineup of artists and performers, visit www.wonderfulindiafestival.com.

Production & Supporters
Wonderful India Festival is produced by Artly World Nonprofit and has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

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