Not your typical Bharatanatyam dancer

Charles Ma overcame discrimination as a non-South Indian male to be a Bharatanatyam dancer. To do this, he practiced in secret, worked odd jobs and devoted his life to the artform--see the results in this celebration of Bharatanatyam.

Recorded at INK2011, Jaipur, India


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Charles Ma

Bharatnatyam dancer

Charles Ma was initiated into the sacred world of Bharatanatyam under Guru Smt.Vidya Shimladka. His dance stands out for its distinct individuality, personality and control. Charles is also a contemporary choreographer and teacher. He believes that dance is sacred and the essence of his dance is a deepened spirituality and respect for its tradition and aesthetics.

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Sujatha Suresh

Wow!.... Charles, it is inspiring to watch, the way you glide through the various movements so Gracefully.. with Such Grace.... Great to see your Thirst to explore your identity & give an Expression to it as well... All The Best!
" This Leap Year, Leap into your Potential Best!"- Sujatha Suresh

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