Dance & I

Dance & I

Gayatri Sriram has studied Bharatanatyam under Kalakshetra Alumnus Minal Prabhu.

Her dance reflects the exactness and precision that the Kalakshetra style demands yet speaks of an individual perspective and freshness with complete involvement which sets her apart as an artist. As quoted by the press - Indian Express, " Gayatri moved with centred poise and grace and also demonstrated the capacity for deep involvement which never lost control."

" With a svelte figure, long arms which weave geometic patterns, straight lines and diagonals that build up the architectonic beauty of the Bharatanatyam form, Gayatri seemed all immersed in the role of Draupadi." As quoted from a review by the respected Dance Critic and Art Historian Sunil Kothari, Gayatri has created a niche for herself with her unique thematic presentations which keep within the strictly traditional framework of Bharatanatyam. Her deep involvement, introspection and technical prowess mark each performance." Gayatri has a commanding stage presence and one at once notices that here is a dancer who, once she is on stage performs with elan and passion." - Sunil Kothari

Commitment and zeal mark Gayatri's performances. Her connection with the audience is instantaneous. " the beautiful and graceful dancer set the stage on fire and left the audience mesmerised with her stunning performance." - Deccan Herald

Gayatri runs the dance school "Shruti Laya" in Singapore imparting the ancient art form to many young dancers. She believes that to teach is also to learn, evolving as an artist in the process by seeing various sides and perspectives of the art form. Samarpana- The Asian Festival of Classical Dance in Singapore was created by Gayatri with a view to platform the "thinking artist".

To Gayatri, dance is an extension of herself, an art form that she completely identifies with and performs with honesty and dedication. She is the winner of the Rukmini Devi Award for her performance by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha during the Chennai dance season of 2011.

Gayatri is an alumnus of the Singapore International Federation and a grant holder from the National Arts Council of Singapore.