Performing Unit

HariNoopur academy believes in respecting our roots, traditions and who we are; hence we take extra steps to ensure that this dance tradition is passed on to the future generations along with all its sacred traditions. The main performing unit of Noopur performing arts center comprise of the following talented artists :

 

Karthika Menon

Karthika Menon, was initiated into Kathak by renowned Kathak dance couple Hari and Chethana from Noopur Performing arts Centre, Bangalore. She has successfully rendered her solo Kathak debut under the expert guidance of her Gurus.

She has won several accolades and awards for her dance performances and has also been awarded the Cultural Scholarship by the Christ University for Dance in the year 2007 and 2010.

She is also trained in Bharatanatyam. She is graded artist in Doordarshan (Kannada) for Bharatanatyam and has rendered several performances for the channel. She is currently pursuing her MA in dance from Bharathidasan University, Trichy.

Karthika has widely toured for performances along with her Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble in major Dance Festivals and occasions in India and abroad such as Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, EFCEP conducted by ICCR and Kannada Culture- Bangalore, Maximum Dance festival at Kennedy Arts Centre – Washington D.C [USA], Indian Dance Festival – Ottawa and Winnipeg [Canada], ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Dance Festival in Oman- Muscat and such others.

 

Sirisha Irudayaraj

Sirisha was formally initiated into the glorious tradition of Kathak at a very young age by her maternal uncle Guru Sri. Hari and his wife Smt. Chethana under Noopur Performing Arts Centre. Under their watchful and exacting tutelage Sirisha continues to imbibe the subtle grace and nuances of this sublime art form. She has had the honor of receiving the Bala Prathibe award for her dedication to the art form at a very young age.

She has to her credit several performances in dance and has excelled in several inter-school and state-level competitions. She has also extensively toured around India and abroad along with Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble and performed at various prestigious festivals and occasions like Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, EFCEP conducted by ICCR and Kannada Culture- Bangalore, Maximum Dance festival at Kennedy Arts Centre – Washington D.C [USA], Indian Dance Festival – Ottawa and Winnipeg [Canada], ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Festival of India held at Switzerland to name a few.

 

Aswathi Nair

Aswathi Nair has been learning dance since the age of 5. She was initially trained in Bharathnatyam under Smt. Chithra Vinod and took to Kathak at an early age. She has successfully rendered her solo Kathak debut under the expert guidance of her Gurus. She is well trained in Carnatic music and is currently doing her under graduation from St. Josephs college of Arts and Science.

Aswathi has widely toured all over India and Abroad along with her Gurus in their ensemble. To name a few- Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, EFCEP conducted by ICCR and Kannada Culture- Bangalore,ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Festival of India held at Switzerland to name a few. She has also accompanied Sri Hari and Smt. Chethana as a part of the musical ensemble in Mudra Festival, Trivandrum. She also had the honor of partnering Sri. Hari in a complete Kathak recital held in Kuwait.

 

Nidhika Loomba

Nidhika was initiated into the realm of the divine art form of Kathak by Guru. Smt. Chethana and Sri. Hari. She attributes her love for dance to her Gurus and thinks that their dedication and passion for dance helps inculcate the right values in students in terms of appreciation for dance and culture.

She has extensively toured all around India and abroad for performances along with her Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble. She has had the honor of performing at various prestigious platforms and Dance Festivals such as Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, Maximum Dance festival at Kennedy Arts Centre – Washington D.C [USA], Indian Dance Festival – Ottawa and Winnipeg [Canada], ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Dance Festival in Oman- Muscat to name a few.

 

Karthika Vijaykumar

Karthika Vijaykumar was initially trained in Bharatanatyam at a very young age and took to pursuing Kathak ever since she was inspired by the graceful and divine dance form.

Apart from classical, she also shows keen interest in Contemporary and freestyle forms of dancing. She has to her credit several prestigious performances in these styles.

She has had the honor and opportunity to perform along with Noopur’s ensemble, headed by her Gurus Sri. Hari and Smt. Chethana and tour around India and abroad. Few of the many performances she has been a part of are – Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam, Maximum Dance festival at Kennedy Arts Centre – Washington D.C [USA], Indian Dance Festival – Ottawa and Winnipeg [Canada], Dance Festival in Oman- Muscat, etc.

 

Varsha Prasad

Varsha Prasad, is an undergraduate student and has to her credit several awards and accolades in various competitions and talent search programs at inter-school, inter-college and state levels.

She was initially trained in Bharathanatyam by Guru. Smt. Chitra Vinodh in Bangalore. She took the divine and graceful art form of Kathak ever since she was inspired by a Kathak Performance.

She has to her credit several performances in dance and has also extensively toured around India and abroad along with Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble and performed at various prestigious festivals and occasions like Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, EFCEP conducted by ICCR and Kannada Culture- Bangalore, ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Festival of India held at Switzerland to name a few.

She has also had the honor of partnering her Guru Sri. Hari for a complete Kathak dance recital held in Dubai.

 

Supriya Reddy

Supriya Reddy was inspired by Kathak ever since she performed as a guest dancer in the production named Shakuntala choreographed, composed and performed by Gurus Sri. Hari and Smt. Chethana and their ensemble. She found it hard from restraining herself to learn this divine art form of Kathak and took to training under Gurus Sri. Hari and Smt. Chethana at the Noopur Performing Arts Centre.

She is an undergraduate student of B.Com in Christ University.

She has to her credit several performances in dance and has also extensively toured around India and abroad along with Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble and performed at various prestigious festivals and occasions like Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, Dance Festival in Oman- Muscat to name a few.

 

Gayatri Kunte

Gayatri Kunte was initiated into the realm of the divine art form of Kathak by Guru. Smt. Chethana and Sri. Hari since past 8 years. She is currently pursuing her final year graduation from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.

She has extensively toured all around India and abroad for performances along with her Gurus Hari and Chethana as a part of their ensemble. She has had the honor of performing at various prestigious platforms and Dance Festivals such as Velur Narayani Temple Shivaratri Mahotsavam ,Perur Natyanjali Festival, Taj Mahotsav (Taj Mahal, Agra), Chennai Brahma Gana Sabha, Tirupathi Naada Niraanjanam Festival, Maximum Dance festival at Kennedy Arts Centre – Washington D.C [USA], Indian Dance Festival – Ottawa and Winnipeg [Canada], ICCR- Cultural Exchange program in Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka, Dance Festival in Oman- Muscat to name a few.

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