Coming soon to New Haven, CT on the 21st Of March
"The Natya Tarang, Festival of Arts".
Please reserve your date and be a part of the this unique experience.
An evening filled with music and dance from world renowned artists.
For tickets email:
or call 203.947.1626 /203.885.5088 / 914.419.5013
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About the Artists
Rahul Acharya
Rahul Acharya is one of the most loved and popular Odissi soloist in the International arena today.Since the age of 4, Rahul has been training under Guru Durga Charan Ranbir in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Rahul started performing at a tender age and today is marked as an eminent International dancer. He tours the world extensively. At home, he has been an active participant in most celebrated dance festivals of India like Khajurao, Konark, Mukteshwar and Ananya.
Odissi Qualifications:
•Disciple of Guru Shri Durga Charan Ranbir
•Trained in Hatha and Raja Yoga at the Satyananda Yoga Vidyalaya, Bihar School of Yoga
•Recipient of Junior Scholarship and Senior Scholarship from Dept. of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India.
Empanelled Artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)
• Honorary member of Sacred Dance Guild, USA
• Member of
• Member of the International Dance Council, CID, UNESCO
• Collaborated with Sutra Dance Theatre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
• Member of the World Movement for Indian Fine Arts, Italy
• Guest artist at Trinayan Collective, New York, USA
• Graded artist of Doordarshan, Govt of India
• First male Odissi dancer to be awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
• Honoured by the Oriya Society of America and the Jagannath Society of America

Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury
Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury is a disciple of the sitar maestro Pandit Subroto Roy-Chowdhury. Groomed in the Veen-kar style of the Senia Gharana, which maintains the Dhrupadi origins of Indian Classical music, Indrajit strives to innovate while keeping a firm connection with the past. While completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Indrajit received the Bennenson Award for the Arts to further his study of Indian Classical music. Since then he has taken the profession of a full-time sitarist and has performed on stages across the world including such prestigious venues as Gyan Mancha (Kolkata), Hammerstein Ballroom (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.) and has had his concerts telecast by Doordarshan (Indian National Television). During the 2010 Fall semester Indrajit was a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania and taught the University's sitar course.

Master of Ceremony & Festival Co-ordinator
Anindita Nanda
Anindita, a danseuse par excellence is a rare combination of dancer, classical vocalist, choreographer, teacher & scholar. She is an accomplished artist of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra gharana of dancing and is a known name with in the Odissi genre. She has a Masters in Indian (Odissi style) Classical Dance from Chandigarh University and Bachelors in Hindustani Classical Vocal from ABGMM, Mumbai, India. She is the disciple of Guru Shri Kishore Mohanty and Smt Nandini Goshal in Odissi and Shri Pranab Biswas in Vocal music. She has also been trained at the Odissi Dance Academy and worked with many guru's like Shri Raghudutta, Shri Harihar Mohanty, Shri Pavitra Jena. She has been learning, performing and teaching Odissi classical dance and Hindustani Vocal and light music, semi-classical, folk and contemporary dances for over two decades in India and currently in the USA, where she lives at present.

Tabla Artist
Naren Budhakar
Naren Budhakar as a tabla player represents East West diaspora of Indian classical music. Born into a musical lineage in Pune, he began performing at a young age for schools, colleges and radio. Having moved to the U.S., he has performed with great maestros of dance, instrumental and vocal music including Pt. Birju Maharaj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He has also performed with other genres including jazz, Irish Celtic and rock music. He has featured on many CDs including two on the Mystica music label in Mumbai. Naren is a disciple of Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad..

Anindita Nanda

Dr Pramila Nathan
Nandita Nanda
Pinaki Patel

Prabha Makayee
Deepa Shivram
Ashok Panigrahi
Lalitha Podila
Lauren Haplin
Suneetha Malkani

Saturday ,21st of March 2015
4.00 PM Onwards

Harkness Auditorium,
Campus of Yale University
333 Cedar Street,
New Haven CT, USA

PARKING for Natyatarang Event at Yale:
The Parking Lot 97 is opposite to the Saint Anthony's Church. The church is at 70 Washington St. New Haven CT 06510.
Anindita Nanda: 203.947.1626 ;
Prabha Makhayee: 203.885.5088 ;
Lauren Haplin: 914.419.5013 ;
Nandini Seetharam: 203.512.4823;
Deepa Ganeshan: 207.944.2774


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