Jwala Rejimon

Kumari Jwala Priyadarshini Rejimon, the founding member of Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc., completed her Arangetram in August of 2015 with her guru Smt. Mangala Anand, who teaches the Vazhuvoor style of Bharatanatyam. After the completion of her Arangetram, Jwala proceeded to learn under the esteemed Guru Smt. Savithri Jagannatha Rao, alumni of Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts and direct disciple of Guru ‘Padma Bhushan’ Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale. Jwala also learns from the Kalakshetra

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Jwala’s vigorous training paid off as she went on to perform at various prestigious sabhas in Chennai, including Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, R.K. Swamy Auditorium, and T.N. Rajarathnam Pillai Auditorium. She also received the opportunity to perform at the Karur Natyanjali Festival and at the esteemed platform of the Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival, where she received many praises as a young and upcoming artist. Jwala was also featured and broadcast live on the Nadaneerajanam series at Thirupathi, and has been featured on Kalaignar TV twice as part of their Natya Utsavam series. In 2016, Jwala became a prizewinner of the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Bharathanatyam Competition, thus winning her a place in the 2017 Srimad Bhagavatham dance productions. She took a break from Purdue University for one semester to go to India and participate actively in the production rehearsals and the tour, as well as to refine her solo dancing with a focused and vigorous approach. The Srimad Bhagavatham tour gave Jwala the opportunity to bond with several other dancers in the production, most of whom were from Chennai. The influence of her guru’s and her love for dance have inspired Jwala to aim towards spreading knowledge and a love for classical arts throughout the younger generations of Indian children who grow up in America without much exposure to the richness of Indian culture.

Upcoming Events:

Sri Rama Charitham

A dance drama Presented by Nrityapriya Fine arts.

On Sunday, 16 July at 3:30 pm at Westfield High School auditorium

Please visit www.NrityaPriya.org for tickets.

Nrityapriya Fine Arts is a non-profit organization based in Carmel, IN created with the purpose of promoting Indian classical dance in and around central Indiana.

Artists:

  • Miss Jwala Rejimon—Bharatanatyam Dancer
  • Rajendra Kedlaya—Yakshagana Dancer
  • Aparna Satheesan—Kuchpudi Dancer
  • Savitha Venkatapathi—Also a Bharatanatyam Dancer
  • Miss Karnika Mehrotra—Kathak Dancer
  • Miss Madhumita Rajendra – Also a Yakshagana Dancer

Musicians for live orchestra are flying in from India. The objective of the show is to bring together 4 different dance forms, each of which originate from a different area of India, in an effort to appeal to a larger audience. Bharatanatyam is from Tamil Nadu. Kuchpudi originates from Andra Pradesh. Kathak dance is from Northern India, and Yakshagana is from Karnataka. Each of the dance forms also has unique music accompaniment and is sung in different languages. Hopefully including these four art forms will appeal to a larger audience and help more people with various backgrounds appreciate the traditional art form of their hometowns. We want to portray each dance form in its purest and most traditional form in an effort to showcase the beauty of Indian classical arts. Hopefully we will convert some people to Indian classical art lovers.

Sri Rama Charitham is a dance drama based on Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic that is traditionally attributed to the authorship of Sage Valmiki. The story revolves around Lord Rama’s seemingly endless search for his beautiful and virtuous wife Sita, who was kidnapped by a terrible demon king. The story begins when Rama’s stepmother plots to deny Rama his rightfully inherited throne. As a result, Rama is exiled to the forest and leaves Ayodhya with Sita and his stepbrother Lakshmana. During their exiled days in the forest, Sita witnesses a beautiful golden deer walking in the forest and asks her husband to bring the deer to her so she can play with it and admire its beauty. The deer is in fact a demon in disguise, meant to isolate Sita, leaving her unprotected by Rama and Lakshmana. In her husband’s absence, Sita is abducted by Ravana, a demon king, and is taken to his palace in Sri Lanka. The heartbroken Rama desperately searches for his wife, aided by several creatures, including a monkey God named Hanuman who invents unique strategies to outwit Ravana and bring Sita home. Epic battles ensue, tricks are played, and ultimately good triumphs over evil. Rama and Sita return to Ayodhya, where he rightfully takes his place as king.

Awards:
Date Program Venue
22 Apr 2017 Rukmini Vivaham
A Cleveland Aradhana Production
Choreography by Smt Divyasena Sommanna
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
20 Apr 2017 Nava Vidha Bhakthi
A Cleveland Aradhana Production
Choreography by Nrithya Kala Sagaram Jaikishore Mosalikanti
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
14 Apr 2017 Vijayathe Gopala Choodamani
A Cleveland Aradhana Production
Choreographed by Acharya Rathnakara Anitha Guha
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
09 Apr 2017 Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
A Cleveland Aradhana Production
Choreography by Nrithya Rathnakara C.V. Chandrasekhar and
Kala Rathna Sangeeta Isvaran, IFAASD, San Diego, USA
26 Feb 2017 Solo Bharatanatyam Performance Natyanjali, Thillai Natarajar Temple, Chidambaram, India
15 Jan 2017 Solo Bharatanatyam Performance Natyanjali, Arulmigu Kapalewsararar Temple, Karur, India
05 Jan 2017 Solo Bharatanatyam Performance R.K. Swami Auditorium, Chennai, India
16 Oct 2016 Bharatanatyam Dance recital Nadaneerajanam, Tirumala Tirupathi, India
31 Jul 2016 Bharatanatyam Dance recital Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, India
03 Apr 2016 Dance Competition Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, Ohio, USA, 2nd place winner
02 Jan 2016 Bharatanatyam Solo Performance Melpathur Auditorium, Guruvayur, Kerala
31 Dec 2015 Bharatanatyam Solo Performance T N Rajarathinam Pillai Auditorium, Chennai, India
11 Nov 2015 Bharatanatyam Solo Performance Natya Utsavam, Ragamalika TV, Chennai, India
19 Oct 2015 Bharatanatyam Group performance Sri Balaji Temple, Aurora, IL, USA
15 Aug 2015 Arangetram Zionsville performing Arts, Zionsville, IN, USA
20 Apr 2013 Group performance Surya Dance festival, St. Louise, MO, USA

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