Geethashankaran­dance (GSN)

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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).

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