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Premier: Yuva Bharati, Palo Alto, California | 2022

I am here and not here
I am everywhere and nowhere 
I am the eternal nobody, A soul is who I am 


Life is a finite journey, yet the soul transcends boundaries of time and space. Each soul enters this world through the miracle of birth, embarks on a unique life journey, and eventually transitions onward through the passage of death. It is an immutable cycle that defines the essence of existence. Despite their apparent disparity, these two fundamental life events share profound similarities. Both birth and death not only impact the individual soul but also leave an indelible imprint on those in its sphere of influence.

In their collaborative creation titled "AnMa," Kassiyet and Nitya offer a profound exploration of this cyclic experience, drawing from their personal encounters with loss and new beginnings. Inspired by the departure of Kassiyet's mother and the arrival of Nitya's daughter, Trayee, this piece serves as a poignant tribute to the intricate interplay of life and its inevitable transitions. Through their artistry, Kassiyet and Nitya pay homage to the enduring bonds of love and the eternal journey of the soul.


Yuva Bharati

Aug 27, 2022, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA


Credit: Anubhava SJ


Concept and choreography: Kassiyet, Nitya Narasimhan

Arranger & producer: Kassiyet, Nitya Narasimhan

Original lyrics (Russian): Dr. Rashida Shokanova

Lyrics translation (Russian to English): Kassiyet

Lyrics translation (English to Tamil): Chetlur Sridhar

Choreography consultant: Rasika Kumar

Dancers: Kassiyet, Nitya Narasimhan

Music composition: Sudha Raghuraman
Vocal: Sudha Raghuraman
Nattuvangam: Sudha Raghuraman
Flute: G Raghuraman
Mridangam: Chandershekar

Recording arranger: Sudha Raghuraman
Pre-mix: Sudha Raghuraman
Mix & Master: Sudha Raghuraman
Studio location:
New Delhi, India

Costume design: Kassiyet, Nitya Narasimhan
Tailor: SS Dressers, Chennai, India


Music development| 2022

New Delhi, India

Choreography development| 2022

Sunnyvale, California, USA

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