Bharatanatyam for Engineers and Entrepreneurs

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by Ramkumar RS on Friday, January 10, 2014

Section
Arts, Media & Entertainment

Session type
Lightning Talk

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

How Bharatanatyam helped me grow in the professional world of engineering, marketing and entrepreneurship?

A classical dance like Bharatanatyam learnt the proper way from the right person, can make a huge contribution to your growth in the professional world. That is my personal experience over the last 10 years.

Whether you are an Entrepreneur, Tech Professional or a Scientist, your professional journey, is in a way a creative as well as spiritual journey: connecting deep within yourself and bringing forth new realities. How can a classical dance like Bharatanatyam help you grow professionally?

I consciously decided to learn classical Bharatanatyam at the late age of 35. I was lucky to be acccepted as a disciple for personal coaching by Kalaimamani Ms Narthaki Nataraj. Narthaki is one of the Top 10 dancers in India and a master of Tanjore Nayaki Bhava (Bhakthi) Tradition. She recently received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from President Pranab Mukherjee.

The Tanjore Quartets style that originated in ancient Temples of Tamilnadu, gives huge emphasis on perfection and purity of tradition and is designed to help students marinate and deepen spiritually over a long gestation period. ( Even after 10 years, I am only 65% ready for Arangetram)

I will share my learning experience over the last 10 years - my initial struggle with my rigid body and later struggle with a restless mind - the glimpses of joy and bliss that I experienced during practice - the occassional glimpses of God Himself- the addiction and what makes me go back again and again - the after effects of a Bharatanatyam session on my day's work in engineering or marketing - the long term effects on my spiritual growth in the internal world and the professional growth in the external world.

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How Bharatanatyam helped me grow in the professional world of engineering, marketing and entrepreneurship?

A classical dance like Bharatanatyam learnt the proper way from the right person, can make a huge contribution to your growth in the professional world. That is my personal experience over the last 10 years.

Whether you are an Entrepreneur, Tech Professional or a Scientist, your professional journey, is in a way a creative as well as spiritual journey: connecting deep within yourself and bringing forth new realities. How can a classical dance like Bharatanatyam help you grow professionally?

I consciously decided to learn classical Bharatanatyam at the late age of 35. I was lucky to be acccepted as a disciple for personal coaching by Kalaimamani Ms Narthaki Nataraj. Narthaki is one of the Top 10 dancers in India and a master of Tanjore Nayaki Bhava (Bhakthi) Tradition. She recently received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from President Pranab Mukherjee.

The Tanjore Quartets style that originated in ancient Temples of Tamilnadu, gives huge emphasis on perfection and purity of tradition and is designed to help students marinate and deepen spiritually over a long gestation period. ( Even after 10 years, I am only 65% ready for Arangetram)

I will share my learning experience over the last 10 years - my initial struggle with my rigid body and later struggle with a restless mind - the glimpses of joy and bliss that I experienced during practice - the occassional glimpses of God Himself- the addiction and what makes me go back again and again - the after effects of a Bharatanatyam session on my day's work in engineering or marketing - the long term effects on my spiritual growth in the internal world and the professional growth in the external world.

Requirements

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Speaker bio

Ramkumar is an entrepreneur and consultant supporting early stage companies on Marketing, Product Management and Business Development. He is an a engineer+MBA by qualification and has 25+ years experience. Even during his corporate life of 20 years, he was always associated with new products, new divisions, new markets and new initiatives. He founded and ran an angel funded company in digital music space during 2007-2010.