For three decades, Sneha Chakradhar has been immersed in dance.
Here’s a small selection of Bharatanatyam dance performances by Sneha over the years.
Sneha Chakradhar – NATYA VRIKSHA – ANEKANTA PROMO
Anekanta by Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha, premiered on the 4th of November, 2016 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.
BHARATANATYAM BY SNEHA CHAKRADHAR -SHIVA COMPOSITION
Sneha Chakradhar performs a solo piece for the 2014 Festival of Young Musicians & Dancers orgaised by Sahitya Kala Parishad. The festival was held in New Delhi at an outdoor public space in Connaught Place. Musicians accompanying Sneha were Shri K. Venkateshwaran (Vocals), Shri R. Keshavan (Mridangam), Shri Rajat Prasanna (Flute), Sushri Radhika Kathal (Nattuvangam). The Shiva composition has been choreographed by Sneha’s Guru Smt. Geeta Chandran.
A montage of clips from various performances.
‘Aatish-e-Ishq’ is a depiction of love and longing across the seasons through the classical dance style of Bharatanatyam and the tradition of Sufi music. Dancer Sneha Chakradhar and Delhi-based Sufi singer Dhruv Sangari collaborate to present this unique dance production. Aatish-e-Ishq or the ‘Fire of Love’ burns in the being of the nayika, the heroine, each day of the month and each month of the year. Pining for her beloved; every passing season brings forth a new facet to her yearning. Seasonal shifts and changing ecological imagery, bring new experiences to her state of suffering. The lyrics have been written by Sneha’s father, Prof. Ashok Chakradhar for this presentation.
Aatish-e-Ishq – Rain by Sneha Chakradhar
‘Rain’ is an excerpt from this unique collaboration between Bharatanatyam dancer Sneha Chakradhar, sufi singer Dhruv Sangari and celebrated poet Prof. Ashok Chakradhar, depicting the nayika, pining for her beloved through the beautiful Indian monsoon season.After a long spell of the sun’s relentless assault, the dark grey clouds have arrived. As the thunder claps and the drops begin to fall, all of nature dances in celebration. But the nayika’s body burns with passion and the rain drops turn to steam upon contact with her flesh. The constant drum rolls of lightening instill in her a fear and her eyes have a storm of their own brewing in them. The beloved, she contemplates, has forgotten her.
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A glimpse of Sneha’s 2015 Ujjain visit for Spic Macay workshop demonstrations. This is a test video shot and edited by David Stevens, who is currently making a documentary on Sneha’s engagement with Spic Macay and their combined efforts of making the classical arts accessible to government school students in rural areas.
Triyatra Mallari: Navadarshanam Part I
Triyatra Mallari (Part I) in the Bharatanatyam style, a composition in Talam Ada, a cycle of 14 beats, choreographed and presented by Sneha Chakradhar, Divya Saluja and Radhika Kathal. This performance was a part of Navadarshanam, an evening of choreographies by senior disciples of Smt. Geeta Chandran, at Natya Vriksha’s World Dance Day 2015 festival.
Triyatra Mallari: Navadarshanam Part2
Triyatra Mallari (Part II).
Ninda Stuti by Sneha Chakradhar
Sneha Chakradhar performs a Ninda Stuti written by her father Prof. Ashok Chakradhar and choreographed by her guru Smt. Geeta Chandran.
Bharatanatyam: Tillana in Ragam Vrindavani Sarang
Tillana in Ragam Vrindavani Sarang performed by Dr. Sneha Chakradhar and Radhika Kathal at the 6th International Cultural Music and Dance Festival at the Kamphaeng Phet Rajabhat Univeristy, Thailand.
This video is a quick look at the various print media reviews and articles written about Bharatanatyam dancer Sneha Chakradhar over the years.
‘Aatish-e-Ishq’ is a depiction of love and longing across the seasons through the classical dance style of Bharatanatyam and the tradition of Sufi music. Dancer Sneha Chakradhar, (a disicple of Smt. Geeta Chandran) and Delhi-based Sufi singer Dhruv Sangari collaborate to present this unique dance production.Aatish-e-Ishq or the ‘Fire of Love’ burns in the being of the nayika, the heroine, each day of the month and each month of the year. Pining for her beloved; every passing season brings forth a new facet to her yearning. Seasonal shifts and changing ecological imagery, bring new experiences to her state of suffering.
The lyrics have been written by Sneha’s father, Prof. Ashok Chakradhar for this presentation.
Mallari by Sneha Chakradhar
Bharatanatyam dancer Sneha Chakradhar, senior disciple of (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran , presents a Mallari as the opening of her solo recital.
Surdas Pada by Sneha Chakradhar
Bharatanatyam dancer Sneha Chakradhar, disciple of (Padmashri) Geeta Chandran, presents ‘Mohe chhuo jani’, a pada by Surdas. In this piece she portrays a khandita nayika, who is extremely hurt and angry and is asking Krishna to not touch her and leave, when he appears at her door after spending the entire night with another woman.
Bharatanatyam – Sneha Chakradhar
An excerpt from a Meera Bhajan in Raga Maand, choreographed by my Guru Smt. Geeta Chandran performed at the UMAK Festival at Azad bhavan, ICCR, New Delhi.
An amalgamation of the Indian classical dance forms of Kathak, Bharatanatyam and Odissi, ‘Vividha’ showcases the intricacies of each form, while bringing them together in a new choreography conceptualised by Monisa Nayak, Sneha Chakradhar and Shalaka Rai.