• The Raadha Kalpa Method

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    The Raadha Kalpa Method is now offered as a streaming on demand training program for Bharatanatyam. The program offers strength and conditioning, dance technique, repertoire and theory. Strength and conditioning, creative work and theory can also be applied to other Classical Indian dance forms.

  • AUDIO of Varnam: Adi Shivane

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    Varnam, "Adi Shivane"

    Raga: Todi
    Adi Tala
    Composer: K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai.
    Choreography: Guru Narmada (Jathis) , Adapted by Rukmini Vijayakumar
    Language: Tamil

    The Varnam speaks from the perspective of a Nayika that is longing to see Lord Shiva.

  • AUDIO of Tillana: Raga Vallachi

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    Raga : Vallachi
    Adi Tala
    Composer: Dwaraki Krishnaswamy
    Choreography: Guru Narmada, (reinterpreted by Rukmini Vijayakumar)

    A Tillana is usually the last piece in the performance of a Margam. Adapted from the Tarana, of Hindustani music, the Tillana reflects the joy of finally reaching th...

  • AUDIO of Jathiswaram: Raga Rasikapriya

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    The second piece that is traditionally presented in a Margam is a Jatiswaram. A Jatiswaram is named as such because it is a combination of a Jathis and Swarams. It begins with a Jathi typically followed by the Pallavi, Anupallai and Charanams, to which multiple Korwes are choreographed.

    This par...

  • The Dark Lord, "Lament of the poetess of love"

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    Script, Choreography, Direction: Rukmini Vijayakumar
    Music: Dr Rajkumar Bharathi
    Light: Pritham Kumar
    Set Design: Hariprasad
    Sound: Sai Shravanam Studio

    Padmashree KS
    Pritika Krishnakumar
    Sandhya Muralidharan
    Priyadarshini Rajendran
    Nidhi Rao
    Shivangi Nigam
    Reanna Ra...

  • Nayani, “The resonance of the omniscient”

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    Nayani, was originally staged and toured in 2013 by the Raadha Kalpa dance company, in support of Aim for Seva. The production toured over 15 cities in the USA and was much appreciated by audiences.

    Nayani the production itself has changed substantially in the re-staging and has delved more int...

  • AUDIO of Pushpanjali: Raga Aarabhi

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    Pushpanjali In Raga Aarabhi, Adi Tala, composed by Dr Balamuralikrishna.

    Jathi, Choreography & Rhythmic arrangement: Rukmini Vijayakumar

    The Music includes a verse from the Ganesh Pancharatnam written by Adi Shankara.