The Festival of Togetherness


Padma Shri Narthaki Nataraj

in Bharatanatyam Margam Indian Classical Dance Repertoire

Date & Time:

Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Canadian Museum of History, 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec

About the Artists

Dr. Narthaki Nataraj is a distinguished Bharatanatyam dancer and Guru from the State of Tamil Nadu in India. Born in Madurai, the heart of Tamil culture, she pursued formal training in Bharatanatyam from the late Guru Namanur Jeyaraman in the Thanjavur-tradition. Her perseverance in the tradition led Narthaki to the ancient city of Thanjavur, where she pursued traditional gurukula training from the renowned Guru Kittappa Pillai. She completed 15 years of the intense in-residency gaining scholastic prowess from the late Guru. With this legacy and as an ambassador of the Thanjavur-tradition of Bharatanatyam, Narthaki has been spreading treasured repertoires, temple mysticism, Tamil literature, and rare choreographic concepts at local, regional, and international arts and culture festivals. Together with her lifetime mentor-companion Ms. Shakthi Bhaskar, she established the Velliamballam Trust – School of Dance. She is popular world-wide among patrons, connoisseurs, scholars, and youth, especially those pursuing a study of Bharatanatyam. Narthaki’s exemplary works have been well-acclaimed. Know more