Event 4: Margam Presentation – Karuna Sagari, Coimbatore, India
Sunday, August 22, 2021 6pm – 7pm PDT
Karuna Sagari Venkatachalam is a classical Bharatanatyam dancer trained at Kalakshetra and currently under the mentorship of Malavika Sarukkai. She holds a Master’s degree in South Asian Studies from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a Master’s degree in Tamil from Annamalai University. The inheritor of a rich oral-matrilineal legacy in poetry and music, Karuna Sagari received rigorous, in-depth instruction in bhakti spiritualism, poetics, and performance from her grandmother, Smt. Swarna Somasundaram, an esteemed scholar of classical and medieval Tamil literature.
Karuna is an Aikya Awardee (2013) presented with the title, ‘Women defending our Culture’ by Global Adjustments. She is a recipient of the Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari Talent endowment award by the Narada Gana Sabha (Aug 2011). She is an ICCR Empanelled artist.