Choreography/Script/Direction: Rukmini Vijayakumar | Music: Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi and Sai Shravanam | Camera & Editing: Vivian Ambrose | Photo Credit: Sunny Jagesar
Join us for a spectacular evening of entertainment and celebration as we bring you internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and actor Rukmini Vijayakumar in SRISHTI, the dance of creation. Her stunning visual artistry and musical compositions will depict the union of Purusha and Prakriti (the sentient and insentient elements) and tell the story of Shiva and Parvati (the unmanifest and the manifest) in a performance created exclusively for this AIM for Seva donor event. You’re sure to be captivated by her dynamic, moving storytelling and gift of dance.
A graduate of the Boston Conservatory, Rukmini is the founder and artistic director of Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, and the director of LshVa, a space for artists. She is known for her unique style and approach to the practice of Bharatanatyam, bringing creativity and contemporary thinking and execution to this ancient dance form. She has performed as a soloist all over the world, including at Jacobs Pillow, The Drive East Festival, and La MaMa Theatre NYC.
As an actor, Rukmini has had the privilege of working with some of the best filmmakers in the Indian film industry, including Bharathiraja, Mani Ratnam, R. Balki, and Soundarya Rajinikanth. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award as best supporting actress for her role in “Bhajarangi.”