Smaran Performing Arts is proud to present SMARAN DANCE FESTIVAL 2018, 5th year in a row. Smaran Performing Arts showcased its first dance production in 2011 with the support of Kannada Koota of Northern California. Today we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary of Smaran Dance Festival and we feel honored to be associated with KKNC and raise funds for the organization.
Free admission for children under 2. Children who need seating must purchase tickets.
* Get upto 20% discount on group purchase of 5 or more tickets .
Buy them online or contact above mentioned volunteers to avail group discount.
Guest Artist from India
Dr. Sanjay Shantaram
Dr. Sanjay Shantaram, a child prodigy was initiated to the nuance of Bharatanatyam at the tender age of 7 under the tutelage of Guru Smt. G.S. Rajalakshmi and in the later years from late Guru Smt. Narmada. He forayed into Kuchipudi dance form receiving training under gurus Smt. Sunanda Devi and Smt. Veena Murthy Vijay.
He has been performing for 35 years now with over 3000 shows to his name. Since 1980, he has been exclusively touring America and United Kingdom performing and conducting several workshops. He has also been invited to perform in Muscat, Indonesia, Andaman, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Switzerland leaving his audience spellbound.
While his passion for dance and acting in movies and TV shows got him a lot of recognition, he didn’t let his academics suffer but successfully completed dentistry.
Accolades have only embraced this triumphant artist since his childhood.
National award for best child actor as ayappa in 5 languages in 1989.
SAMAJA SEVA BHUSHANA by the shubharam trust for his dedication to the artiste community
ROTARY VOCATIONAL AWARD
THE RAMGOPAL AWARD for best male dancer 2012 by the Indian Dance history society, New Delhi
Titles such as Navarasa balaka, kannada kala kanda, Kala arathi ratna are some of the feathers in his cap.
He started his journey as a teacher at the age of 15. He established SHIVAPRIYA school of dance in1989 imparting his knowledge of dance to his ardent disciples. It is now an academy of 250 aspiring artists in Bangalore and Kunigal who are now diligently following their master’s footsteps securing top ranks and several disciples have started their own dance academies.
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