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Malavika Sarukkai

For three decades, Malavika Sarukkai has been a hallmark dancer and choreographer in the traditional bharatanatyam style. She performed onstage for the first time in Mumbai when she was twelve, and since has been dancing for diverse audiences in cities and towns all over India and throughout the world.  A firm believer in the continuity of Indian classical tradition, Ms. Sarukkai preserves key elements of bharatanatyam while providing a personal interpretation of the dance’s cultural significance. A favorite of Indian dance critics, she inspired the phrase “innovative-within-tradition” to describe her stimulating dances.