An Expression of Purity
About Pavithra Srinivasan
Pavithra Srinivasan is among the most inspired and dedicated Bharatanatyam artiste of her generation. Known for her exquisite facial expressions, grace and beautiful execution of footwork, she has been performing extensively across India, UK, USA, Canada, and Europe in prestigious organizations and events, enthralling audiences.
"Bharathanatyam to me is pure joy! Not only do I revel in its transcendence of the ordinary, but also in the appreciation of beauty and wisdom that this rich cultural heritage offers, It is a great self offering to the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent Ishvara"
Performer/Teacher/Founder Arsha Kala Bharati / Life Project Bhagavad Gita in Natya / Reasearch Fellow @ India Foundation
For Pavithra, dance is just not an expression of conventional aesthetics and renderings of emotions, but an expression of her prayer, that seeks to entertain, educate and enlighten her audience.
Her work is built like spiderwebs: delicate enough to blow on, yet surprisingly durable against the wind and rain; elegant but dotted with radiant shapes in an accurate shifting geometry of movements, mime and melody.
Select Press Reviews
There is a dancer who has a quiet maturity in which the dance, never the dancer comes to the forefront......Pavithra's abhinaya....was the essence of dignity, restraint and conviction. --The Hindu, August 1995
Pavithra is totally dedicated to spreading the greatness of the cultural heritage of our country, Bharat, and the values of a meaningful life, through her dance, throughout the world. --Penmani (Tamizh Monthly Magazine) 2015
Meticulously trained dancer Pavithra Srinivasan – the disciple of the Dhananjayan–as queen Kaikeyi was all set to be a part of the celebrations of Rama’s abhishekh – beautifully emoted.--The Hindu, August 2017
Pavithra has many facets as an ambassador for Bharatanatyam -- in her writings, interviews, lecture demonstrations, cultural exchange, workshops, panel discussions, moderator and judge.
Latest Article: Hanuman, the real Superman. The Hindu, April 11, 2019