Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble

Aniruddha Knight and Ensemble perform as contemporary art a unique, hereditary style of the South Indian music and dance form known as bharata natyam. Critically acclaimed in India and the US for their powerful performance in concert, Knight and his ensemble also present compellingly the process of making music with dance and the improvisational nature of the practice that distinguish this family's style.

Ani Knight is the only grandchild of the world-famous dancer T. Balasaraswati, and 9th generation interpreter of the music and dance repertoire of one of South India's most famous families of performing artists. He is also American, bicultural, and the first male dancer in his family. Knight and his accompanists, distinguished vocal and instrumental musicians trained by Balasaraswati and other senior artists in the family, carry forward the discipline, expressiveness, and extemporaneous ensemble performance that are the unique hallmarks of this highly-evolved hereditary style.

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Additional Links: 
Concert performance of "Krishna Ni Begane Baro", Berkeley CA
Aniruddha Knight & Ensemble workshop, Chennai, India

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Susan
Job Title/Position: 
Business Manager
Mailing Address: 
108 Brush Hill Rd.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Physical Address: 
108 Brush Hill Rd.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Last Name: 
Williams
Phone: 
860-434-5484

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Ethnic
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Music - Ethnic / World
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Preservation / Conservation
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
NEA Access to Artistic Excellence grant 2005, NEFA National Dance Project Production Grant 2007, NEFA National Dance Project Touring support 2008, Maine Arts Commission Special Projects Program 2009
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
For concert hall/theater venues: 7 mics & adjustable stands, stage monitors, floor suitable for barefoot dancer (wood, tile, Marley), simple lighting. Uncarpeted chamber music/gallery spaces also an option for concerts and demonstrations.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$15,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults