Our Productions, Programs and Workshops
Interactive and intensive week long, holistic, inter-disciplinary program in which students opt for training in following disciplines :
Concepts of Abhinaya
Dakshina (2018) - Keeping Traditions Alive
On our 10th Anniversary year of formation, Upasana Kalakendra students and gurus presented Dakshina 2018 to packed audience at Stafford Civic centre in Texas on Dec 09, 2019. The audience witnessed pure Indian classical dances in Bharathanatyam performed by young children from the age of 5 years to adults.
Our Carnatic Music Annual Recital
Nadopasana 2017 was held at Midtown theater and Arts Centre (MATCH) in Houston, Texas on Nov 15, 2016. The audience witnessed pure South Indian classical - Carnatic Music, performed by young children from the age of 5 years to adults with live Orchestra
Influence of Dance on Body and Mind
by Dr Sapna Govindan
(Harvard Medical School – Professor and Practioner)
Dr Sapna Govindan shared her experiences with students of Upasana Kalakendra on how her engagement with Indian classical dances since her childhood is helping her in practicing Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School.
Interactive Bharathanatyam Workshop
with Viraja and Shyamjith
(Alumni of Kalakshetra Foundation – Chennai )
The Indian Classical Dance duo shared their dance experience and knowledge of dance techniques with students of Upasana Kalakendra through Interactive workshop over 7 days.
Our Annual Recital, A tribute to Indian Classical Dances and Music
We named our Annual Recital 'Dakshina' as a symbology of offering from our students to their Gurus, Parents and all art lovers.
Dakshina 2016 was held at Midtown theater and Arts Centre (MATCH) in Houston, Texas on Nov 15, 2016. The audience witnessed pure Indian classical dances in Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam, performed by young children from the age of 5 years to adults who have trained under Anisha Rajesh at Upasana Kalakendra.
Workshop with Dr Neena Prasad
Our students had a great opportunity to learn and understand the nuances of Bharathanatyam from the well renowned Indian Classical dancer Dr Neena Prasad at our dance studio in Katy
Every year Upasana Kalakendra students participate at Vidyarambham celebrations in our dance studio facility in Katy
World Ethnic Dance, Music and Arts Series
Upasana Kalakendra's 'World Ethnic Dance, Music and Arts Series' introduces and promotes traditional and cultural art forms and its practitioners from different parts of the world to the mainstream US audience as well as US academia.