PRASANNA - IYENGAR

Dance is life for Prasanna who is the youngest daughter of Smt. Malathy Thothadri. She started training in Bharatanatyam even before she started talking fluently and now she has attained such proficiency as to choreograph and perform.

Prasanna performed at the age of 3 in front of an august audience and won wide appreciation. She emerged as Goddess Meenakshi from the "Agni Kundam" and enthralled the audience with her graceful dance movements. Ever since, she has been participating in all major dance dramas and thematic presentations of 

She performed her Arangetram in 1999. She performs regularly during the Dance festival in Chennai. She has also performed in Sabhas other places such as Kolkatta, Pudukkottai, Devakottai, Chidambaram, Tirupathi, Pollachi and Kanchipuram. She has the following performances to her credit.

Solo presentation during the dance festivals:

  • Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha.
  • Rasika Ranjani Sabha.
  • Mylapore Fine Arts Club.
  • Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam.
  • Salangai Oli Trust.
  • Nritayanjali Trust.
  • Sri Kapali Fine Arts.
  • Nungambakkam cultural Academy.
  • Pushpanjali Trust .
  • Thyaga Brahma Gana sabha.

Group presentations:
 

  • Chidambaram Natyanjali Dance Festival.
  • Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam.
  • Sri Kapali Fine Arts.
  • Devakkottai kandar Sashti Vizha.
  • Pudukkottai Samasthanam.
  • Kanchi Mutt.
  • Vadapalani Murugan temple - Kandar Sashti Vizha.
  • TTD Brahmotsavam Festival. 
    Government of India 50th Independence Day Golden Jubilee Celebrations..

She has also taken part in several corporate events presented by . She has been a regular performer at school and college and has won prizes in several interschool and intercollegiate competitions. She has choreographed and performed contemporary dances for school and college functions and those have been greatly received.

Her performance as Goddess Kali in the french play "Vikatakavi" presented by L'Alliance Francais de Madras won rave reviews from the public.

Prasanna has also had training in carnatic vocal music to help her understand and appreciate dance better. She has sung at the VDS Arts Academy and has also performed at the High gate Hill Murugan temple in London and Mandapa, a cultural organization at Paris.

Main Category: 
CARNATIC MUSIC SECTOR