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About the Event
Happy New Year to all our viewers!
Presented by Leela Foundation and Sankhya Dance, we begin the Baithak Series in the new year with two classically trained dancers performing two different styles of Indian classical dance.
Live on Instagram (@Leela.foundation) on Saturday, January 23, 2021, starting at 11 am EST (9:30 pm IST)
Aneri Sheth is Mohini Attam dancer from Mumbai, India. Aneri has been training under Smt. Mandakini Trivedi at Nateshvari Dance Gurukul. Aneri has helped her Guru with various dance workshops, a few of them being at Shaktiyogashram, Whistling Woods, FTII, Sanger Mahabharata, and NCPA. Along with performing and learning, Aneri is also an assistant teacher at Nateshvari.
Sophia Salingaros is a Bharatanatyam dancer born in San Antonio, Texas. Sophia has trained in Bharatanatyam under the guidance of Guru Dr. Sreedhara Akkihebbalu from the age of nine. She has given numerous solo performances in the US and abroad, notably at Narada Gana Sabha under the auspices of Kartik Fine Arts and Vipanchee Arts Festival, Chennai. Sophia has studied intensively with Smt. Rama Vaidyanathan and has performed in her international tours of ‘Vivartana’. She is an ICCR Empaneled Artist, 2013 YoungArts Finalist, and 2017-2018 IndianRaga Fellow. Recently graduated from Columbia University with a chemistry degree, she passionately continues her pursuit of dance.
Poster Credit: Eesha Pinglay