Murugan

From the Heart

Been There, Done That, Still Moving

NaAsat

NaAsat, was choreographed on a verse from the Vedas. It was first performed at Windsor Castle. It celebrated the culmination of ARC inter-faith conference. Ban Ki Moon and Prince Philip were among the audience.

Fleeting Moments

Milk White Ocean

Beeja was started by Anusha Subramanyam – dancer, choreographer, teacher and dance movement therapist – who is seen as one of the most exciting exponents of bharatanatyam working ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ of its tradition. Her work is trans-cultural and inter-generational. She has also worked extensively with people who are differently abled.
Beeja means ‘seed’ in Hindi. In keeping with its name, Beeja aims to generate new ideas, new understanding and fresh creative forms, particularly through the way that it allows us to be alert to, and take tremendous pleasure in living organisms and biological webs of relatedness. Like a seed underneath the soil collecting all sorts of nutrients, Beeja works as a collective and draws on the skills of its members to develop a distinctive way of working that offers an all-round experience. It is about life’s choreography.
Over the years Beeja has performed in mainstream venues and in non-conventional venues like museums, hospitals, schools, village halls and other public spaces. It aims to make bharatanatyam accessible to a wider audience and encourage interaction with the artists and the dance form.
Beeja’s offers a range of options — performances, workshops, residencies and regular dance classes. Beeja, in collaboration with some of its partners, also offers workshops and residencies in ‘Bollywood’, Indian folk, creative movement and other Indian classical styles.

3 weeks ago

Beeja
We are incredibly excited to be part of the first online dance festival from Stanley Arts - the Freedom of Movement Festival. Do join us. For this amazing experience to see 3 incredible talents of Beeja, Agudo Dance Company, and BirdGang ltd this is going to be an interactive, online, zoom dance experience you will not want to miss. Book now !! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Beeja
After a successful Odissi workshop with Surupa Sen last month, Upahaar School of Dance@ Upahaar's Workshop Series' December edition is a Bharatanatyam Abhinaya workshop with Bragha Bessell.About Bragha Bessell:Bragha Bessell has pursued her learning of Bharatanatyam under many esteemed Gurus, including Guru Padmasri, Sri. Adyar K. Lakshman and Guru Padma Bhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Her pure dance and as well as abhinaya has earned wide appreciation from students, teachers and professionals. She has given numerous performances in India and overseas. Bragha has been working as a visiting faculty and teaching abhinaya in the esteemed Kalakshetra Foundation since 2005. She is invited by many leading and established Festivals namely, Milapfest, Cleveland Aradhana - USA, Dance India Asia Pacific-Singapore, Soorya Festival, Mudra Festival to name a few.She has received Special Awards from many prestigious venues such as Krishna Gana Sabha and Fine Arts Foundation. Her abhinaya technique has been incorporated by performing professionals from other major dance forms like Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Kathak. Recently in December 2017 - GOLDEN JUBILEE - She attained 50 years service in the Art Form. Register through the events page on our website now!#bharatanatyam #bharatanatyamabhinaya #abhinaya #indianclassicaldance #indiandance #danceworkshop #onlineworkshop #artscouncilengland #akademi #milapfest #swatidancecompany #Manchuk #nupurartsdanceacademy #anushasubramanyamAfter a successfull Odissi workshop with Surupa Sen last month, Upahaar's Workshop Series' December edition is a Bharatanatyam Abhinaya workshop with Bragha Bessell.About Bragha Bessell:Bragha Bessell has pursued her learning of Bharatanatyam under many esteemed Gurus, including Guru Padmasri, Sri. Adyar K. Lakshman and Guru Padma Bhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Her pure dance and as well as abhinaya has earned wide appreciation from students, teachers and professionals. She has given numerous performances in India and overseas. Bragha has been working as a visiting faculty and teaching abhinaya in the esteemed Kalakshetra Foundation since 2005. She is invited by many leading and established Festivals namely, Milapfest, Cleveland Aradhana - USA, Dance India Asia Pacific-Singapore, Soorya Festival, Mudra Festival to name a few.She has received Special Awards from many prestigious venues such as Krishna Gana Sabha and Fine Arts Foundation. Her abhinaya technique has been incorporated by performing professionals from other major dance forms like Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Kathak. Recently in December 2017 - GOLDEN JUBILEE - She attained 50 years service in the Art Form. Register through the events page on our website now!www.upahaar.co.uk/events-1Contact: +44(0)2086612865 / +44(0)7594352645info@upahaar.co.uk #bharatanatyam #bharatanatyamabhinaya #abhinaya #indianclassicaldance #indiandance #danceworkshop #onlineworkshop Arts Council England Akademi Milapfest Swati Dance Company Manch UK Nupur Arts Dance Academy Anusha Subramanyam ... See MoreSee Less
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Milk White Ocean

Milk White Ocean

Milk White Ocean is a Hindu creation myth. Beeja collaborated with the Wonderful Beast Theatre Company to create the work, which was first presented in the Nehru Gallery at the V&A. The work was subsequently re-chreographed and performed in venues across London...

Deepam

Deepam combines bharatanatyam with spoken text and poetry. It depicts some of the main episodes from the Ramayana: birth of Rama and his brothers; his exile from Kosala; attempted seduction of Rama and Lakshmana by the demoness Surpnakha, which results in her losing...