Malavika Sarukkai, the nationally and internationally acclaimed dancer-choreographer, initially trained under eminent Gurus – Guru Kalyanasundaram, Guru Rajaratnam and Guru Kalanidhi Narayanan. A firm believer in the continuity of the classical tradition, she has, over the last twenty years, evolved a distinctive dance style that is
rooted in the sacred, works with the classical alphabet, and invested interpretations with contemporary energies. Malavika explores and expands the language of Bharata Natyam drawing from deeper sources of
Indian cultural heritage, while bringing to her style an immediacy which speaks in the present tense.
participated in major Dance Festivals in India; Festivals of India in
USA, France, UK, Japan , Brazil ; International Festivals and
Cultural Events at Jacob ‘s Pillow, UCLA , Asia Society, Theatre de
la Ville, Edinburgh Festival among many others. Malavika has
contributed a significant body of original work, choreographing and
presenting several thematic productions.
recognition of her contribution to Bharata Natyam , Malavika has
received several awards, notably - Padma Shree , Sangeet Natak
Akademi and Kalaimamani awards.