Profile of Vidushi Rama Vaidyathan

Rama Vaidyanathan is one of India's leading classical dancers. She is considered as one of the best interpreters of the ancient art form of Bharata Natyam. She has been fortunate to have trained intensively under the legendry dancer Yamini Krishnamurty. Rama has also been under the guidance of the eminent Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan.

Everyone who has seen Rama perform is struck by her unique thought process and fresh approach to dance. While deeply routed in tradition She has evolved her own individual style without forsaking the core principles of Bharata Natyam.

Rama has been performing professionally for the past twenty years and is one of the most sought after dancers of her generation. She brings to her dance a rare sense of devotion and dedication, which leaves the audience with a sense of spiritual fulfilment.

Rama has been performing for the last two and a half decades. She has been featured in all the major national and international festivals including Government of India's Indian Council for Cultural Relations; National Academy for music, dance and drama - Sangeet Natak Akademi; National Television channels; Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts (IGNCA); Delhi Govenment's Sahitya Kala Parishad and for various State Governments and other reputed cultural organisations such as The Madras Music Academy, Kalakshetra and various Sabhas in Chennai; Kalamandalam, Kerala; Ahilya Fort, Maheswar; Shanti Niketan, Kolkata; National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai and many others.

Rama has also performed for International conferences such as The World Sanskrit Conference, Special Charity performances for The Cancer Society, Water Festival of the IIC and for The Red Cross Society. She also performed at the opening of the Indian Film Festival in Madrid, Spainin May 2006 and Samudra Festivals in the Gulf Countries.

Her concerts at prestigious International platforms such as the Bozar, Bruselles; Smithsonian, Washington DC., USA; Tropen Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Espace Julien, Marseille, France; Minon, Tokyo, Japan; Du-Store-Verden, Oslo, Norway; Theatro-Juarez, Guanohato, Mexico; Edinborough and Brigton Festivals, UK Les Orientales, Saint Florent le Vieil; , Musee Guimet, Paris; Teatro Fernan Gomez, Madrid; Cite de la Musique, Marseille; Casa de la India, Valladolid and in Moscow and St.Petersburg to celebrate 60 years of friendship between the Indian and Russian Governments were all received with critical acclaim.