Soumya Rajaram
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Soumya Rajaram

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Nachmo Boston"

Two pieces later came a duet of traditional Bharatanatyam, “Nandi Chol” (choreographed by Shejith Krishna and danced by Revat Masilamani, Soumya Rajaram) – equally striking, yet in a different way. Authenticity came through the ornateness of costume, elegant poise and clean command of posing and transitions. This critic is not fully versed in the technique, yet it seemed as if they didn’t ever fall out of step. There was a wonderful harmony of sharpness and softness.

Audience members could also learn little tid-bits about the classical dance form and its traditional dress. We might realize the bell chimes were from bell-studded anklets, for instance. Tiny cymbals might be located at the arches of their feet. In this way, the piece was both educational and entertaining – and neither had to detract from the other. - Dance Informa


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Soumya Rajaram is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer based in Boston and contributes regularly to the classical dance scene in the Greater Boston area.  Soumya started her training at The Kalakshetra Foundation.She is a recipient of the national merit scholarship for dance by the Government of India. Recently, Soumya was recognized as one of the finalists for the Traditional Arts Fellowship by the cultural council of Massachusetts for 2016 and 2018. In 2018, she was also featured in the National Choreography Month at Boston. In January 2019, She was featured as the guest artist at 'Catalyst' - the Residency program at the Dance Complex. In March 2019, she was invited to present at six dance festivals in India during Sivaratri celebrations.

 In 2017, she was featured at the Route95 dances and the Festival of We & Them at the Dance Complex. She is regularly featured at the Dance for the World Community festival at Harvard square every year.

 In 2016, she was awarded the best dancer award by a premier organization in Chennai, India. She also performed at the Mylapore Fine Arts and Manjeeram dance festival at Hyderabad. She was featured at the famous ‘Outside the Box’ performing festival at Boston.

 

Over the past decade she has worked and performed with many leading dancers and teachers of Bharatanatyam. She is currently under the mentorship of Sri. Sheejith Krishna at the Sahrdaya Foundation. She performed in two shows of Sheejith Krishna’s successful USA tour of his famous production ‘Don Quixote’. As part of the tribute concert to Guru.Sri.Adayar Lakshman, she has performed at the San Diego Dance festival and the Cleveland Aaradhana festival. She is featured regularly in the New England Hindu temple festivals and their fund raiser events. Her solo performances at the Wellesley College, National Heritage Museum were received with great enthusiasm. She has also worked with the Navarasa Dance Theater, Somerville in their popular production ‘Encounter’.

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