Shijith Nambiar and Parvathi Nambiar are one of the few leading dancing couples in Bharatanatyam. It was their training is kalakshetra that brought the two dancing souls together as partner’s in life. Now they share the stage together with their duet choreographies.
During my phone conversation with him , he never made me feel that I was talking to an accomplished dancer who has won several title’s like ‘Yuvabharathi’ and accolades around the globe. His soft spoken, polite and gentle tone shall never fail to impress those who have interacted with him. When asked who inspired him to take up dancing. “My father” he said instantly. He started learning as a 9th grader and later after 12th joined Kalakshetra to complete his graduation and also served as a faculty there. For all those who feel that starting to learn Natyam during teens is a little too late, then Shijith’s story could inspire them to start. Well now he has numerous international collaborations and travels often for presentation and workshops.
Shijith is now on a US tour offering workshops at various locations:
April 9th – April 16th in New Jersey.
April 18th – April 23rd in Albany
May 6th – May 23rd in Texas.
But If you are going to miss him this spring then, he and his team will be with us again this fall 2011 (sept-nov) with their new creation Eshwara. For more details on the venue and the contents of the workshop, please contact Shijith_Nambiar (at) Hotmail (dot) com. You can visit him at shijithnambiar.co.in .
Here is a nice article about this dancing couple in the Hindu, which talks about their journey through the dancing world. Dance is not just my career, it is a prayer, religion, my life… says Shijith.
Some glimpses of their performance at the Milapfest
OnlineBharatanatyam family wishes Shijith and Parvathi loads of success and good luck for their future endeavors.