silambam-sydney - 10th anniversary celebration

Silambam-Sydney presented ‘Krishnaarpanam’ on October 20th, 2019 at UNSW Science Theatre, Sydney. (Image by BINU Photography)

Silambam-Sydney presented ‘Krishnaarpanam’ on October 20th, 2019 at UNSW Science Theatre, Sydney. (Image by BINU Photography)


Silambam-Sydney, a premier institution of performing arts, founded by dancer - choreographer Aruna Gandhi, has been contributing over the last ten years to the Australian arts sector by spreading the rich cultural heritage of India.
(For more info on Silambam-Sydney please click here).
On the occasion of our 10th anniversary this year, we're delighted to present two major artistic events lined up in October and November!

October 20th, 2019: Sunday, 5 pm - 8 pm

UNSW Science Theatre, Kensington, Sydney
Featuring 'Krishnaarpanam', a spectacular dance production in Bharatanatyam

November 16th, 2019: Saturday, 5 pm - 8 pm

Bahai Centre Auditorium, Silverwater, Sydney
Featuring 'Natyamritam', 10th Anniversary celebration & annual showcase by all students of Silambam
Book tickets online here: https://natyamritam.eventbrite.com.au

Please see below for more info on these two events and kindly keep a tab here as we keep updating the details!


Launching our 10th Anniversary on October 20th at UNSW Science Theatre, Silambam-Sydney presented Krishnaarpanam, a spectacular dance production which was a huge success and well received by the Sydney audience! Featuring scenes from 'Krishnam Vande Jagad Gurum', the much acclaimed dance-drama from the early 90's in India, it is a beautiful narrative weaving together the most attractive lilas or playful pastimes from the life of Lord Shri Krishna.

With music direction by Carnatic maestro Vidwan Madurai N. Krishnan and original dance choreography by Padmashri Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, this production from the 90's has been revived and adapted with revised and new choreography for the dancers of Silambam-Sydney by Artistic-Director Aruna Gandhi (a senior disciple of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy). Please click here for a beautiful review on Krishnaarpanam featured in Sydhwaney: http://sydhwaney.com/krishnaarpanam

Snapshot from Silambam-Sydney’s ‘Krishnaarpanam’ on October 20th, 2019 at UNSW Science Theatre, Sydney. (Image by BINU Photography)

Snapshot from Silambam-Sydney’s ‘Krishnaarpanam’ on October 20th, 2019 at UNSW Science Theatre, Sydney. (Image by BINU Photography)

'Krishnaarpanam' featured around 20 talented dancers from our institution, who came alive in various character roles, with stunning colourful costumes, alongwith aesthetic lighting and stage decor at one of Sydney's premier venues - UNSW Science Theatre!

'Natyamritam' is our annual dance concert, where all the student groups progressing through various levels of training showcase their learning in short and crisp performances. And since this year marks our 10th anniversary, we're looking forward to make it extra special and we welcome you to join us in celebrating our milestone ...and to immerse yourself in an evening of soulful and captivating traditional Indian art!

If you wish to offer a sponsorship / donation to support our 10th anniversary events, please email us at silambamsydney@gmail.com and one of our volunteers will be in touch with you.

Thanks for visiting our website and we look forward to seeing you at our event!