KAVYA KASINATHAN

Kavya Kasinathan is a disciple of Natyacharya Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru, one of the foremost exponents of the Vazhavoor tradition of Bharatanatyam. She holds a distinction in Senior Dance and Vocal Music and distinction in Junior Konnakol examination conducted by the Karnataka State Secondary Board.

Kavya is currently pursuing Masters in Bharatanatyam from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu and Masters in English Literature from Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), Bengaluru. She is the Artistic Director of ‘Paramathmika Natyashala’, established in 2021. An avid and passionate performer, she completed her Arangetram in June 2014 and since then has given over 100 solo performances on various prestigious platforms and venues across the country.

She has presented three novel and artistic solo thematic presentations: ‘Apsara’, ‘Karunada Dasha Degula Darshana’ and ‘Sanatana Dharma’. She has played important roles in dance productions of Vaishnavi Natyashala, to name a few: ‘Bibi Nachiar’, ‘Onaake Obavva’, ‘Mahishasura Mardhini’, ‘Kutrala Koravanji’, ‘Rasamaya Kurukshetra’, ‘Eighteen Golden Steps’. Also, she has performed in other dance productions such as: ‘SWAPNAM – A Dream on Siva’, by Guru Krithika Subramanian, Chennai; ‘Cilapadhikaram’ by Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay, Bangalore; ‘Oli Padaitha Kanninai Vaa Vaa’ by Guru Gayathri Krishnnaveni, Chennai.

She has authored a series of articles titled ‘Memoirs of Bani’ which has been published in the Monthly Dance Magazine – Ananya Kalasinchana. She has received Scholarship from Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy and has received the Gold Winner Award from ISKCON, ‘Yuvashri Kala Bharathi’, ‘Yuva Prathibha Rathna’ and ‘Taruni Kala Vipanchee’ awards.

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