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Development: San Jose, California | 2024

Enraptured by the ethereal essence encapsulated within the Bhairavi varnam, a magnum opus bestowed upon the world by the revered Tanjore Quartet, Kassiyet embarked upon a journey of artistic exploration. Collaborating intimately with the esteemed mentor, Dr. Anita Ratnam, they meticulously crafted a choreographic rendition that paid homage to the varnam's profound musicality.

With unwavering dedication and under the sagacious tutelage of Dr. Ratnam, each movement was imbued with nuance and depth, resulting in a work that resonated with the essence of the varnam. The audio recording, meticulously curated by the esteemed California-based singer, Asha Ramesh, stands as a testament to the symbiotic fusion of tradition and innovation, a testament to the passion and craftsmanship of its creators.


Varnam development 

Studio series

February 2024

San Jose, California, 95134, USA


Artistic director: Dr. Anita R Ratnam

Movement mosaic: Dr. Anita R Ratnam

Choreography: Kassiyet

Dancer: Kassiyet

Music composition and audio recording | 2024
Music re-arrangement & vocal: Asha Ramesh, San Jose, USA
Nattuvangam: Guru Bharadwaaj, Chennai, India
Jathi composition: Guru Bharadwaaj, Chennai, India
Flute: Srivatsa Pasumarthi, San Jose, USA
Mridangam: Guru Bharadwaaj, Chennai, India
Kanjira: Guru Bharadwaaj, Chennai, India
Audio recording location: San Jose, USA & Chennai, India 

Audio mixing: Chennai, India
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