Looking for creative, organic, fun and explorative ways to approach dance and music? Why not try Geethashankarandance? GSN’s main objective is to teach students the beauty and simplicity of the performing arts by exposing them to stories from Indian mythology using the Bharatanatyam and Odissi styles of dance. Bharatanatyam, which originated in Southern India, is perhaps the most advanced and evolved of all the classical Indian dance forms while Odissi is one of the eight classical dance forms of India, and the oldest surviving one at that.
Geetha Shankaran-Lam, the founder of GSN and the first locally trained Odissi dancer in Malaysia, spent 20 years creating and choreographing numerous works at The Temple of Fine Arts prior to opening her own dance studio in 2011. Since then, GSN has grown to 160 students and its own studio in Brickfields. Classes are held from Tuesday to Saturday and also include Hindustani and Carnatic vocal classes, Carnatic Veena classes and yoga. Geetha continues to provide personalised training to her students to build social, mental and physical abilities. Her students come in all ages, ranging from four to 56 years old. Geetha also teaches physically and mentally challenged students, many of whom have grown significantly with her. Level 8, Sentral Vista, 150 Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, KL (017 305 5385/03 2276 3918/Facebook: Geethashankarandance).