Bharata Natyam & Beethoven
"When Fate comes knocking at the door." India Link,
"When the genius of dance is touched by the hands of God." Vaucluse,
Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Fate choreographed and danced in Classical Indian Dance (Bharata Natyam) style. It is the first time in history. Beethoven's complex music and rhythm has had most ballet and western dance companies shun the piece but the rhythm is perfectly suited to the South Indian music and Shakti's powerful dance.
"The performance was an absolute pleasure. Perfection in executing a Bharatanatyam piece is very important. And this performance was nearly flawless" (India Link / Vinaya Raj)