Beeja Dance Company

Beeja means ‘seed’ in Hindi. It also carries with it a sense of transformation and the start of life.

In keeping with its name, the company Beeja aims to generate new ideas, new understanding and fresh creative forms. Its work is based in Indian classical dance, bharatanatyam, and offers a range of options — performances, workshops, residencies and regular dance classes.

Beeja artists have performed in mainstream venues to critical acclaim. We regularly perform in non-conventional venues like museums, hospitals, schools, village halls and other public spaces. We aim to make bharatanatyam accessible to a wider audience and encourage interaction with the artists and the dance form.

Beeja also offers workshops and residencies in 'Bollywood', Indian folk, creative movement and other Indian classical styles.

Bharatanatyam Classes at the Place

The Place will re-start on the 4th May 2012, our usual times at 6.30pm - open level technique and 7.30pm - repertoire.

Break for Easter and we start again on the 4th May 2012.
Term dates May- June 2012
May 4 11 18 25
June 1 8 15 22 29

The address is:
The Place, 16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC1 H9AT.
Nearest tube station Kings Cross or Euston.

You can join anytime during the term, no booking is required, the drop-in fee is £10 per hour and £20 for the 2 hours. You can also pay for the whole term - 9 weeks: £72 if you attend only one hour class, or £135 for both classes, i.e. technique and repertoire. I will very much be teaching all the class this term. Look forward to seeing you.

Award

Anusha wins the Asian Women of Achievement Award in the Arts and Culture Category. The ceremony was held on 19 May at the Park Lane Hilton in London. AWA awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Performances

Anusha SubramanyamMurugan

UK Gharana
4 December 2010, 7pm at Patidar House, 22 London Road, Wembley HA9 7EX
Box Office 02087951648

Anusha Subramnaym with
accompanied by Y Yadvan, R Prathap, Kumar Raghunathan and Santosh Menon

 

Murugan

 

Murugan

25 November 2010
Hope Theatre, Liverpool

Presented by Milapfest

 

 

 

In the Further Soil

In The Further Soil

4 October 2010 - 28 October 2010
Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Newcastle, London

Dance theatre performance
Director: Harmage Singh Kalirai
Cast: Shelley King, Soweto Kinch, Anusha Subramanyam, Ratul Shankar Ghosh, Dibyendu Mukherjee and Sanjukta Ray.

Produced by sampad in partnership with Teamwork Productions.

Anusha Subramanyam in "From The Heart"From The Heart

15 April 2010, 7.30pm at Rich Mix

This choreographic work challenges notions of normal and abnormal, and draws inspiration from choreographer Anusha Subramanyam's therapy work with people with physical and mental challenges. The work presents a range of raw and sincere dances and uses the emotive and gestural grammar of bharatanatyam and combines it with movement that is both contemporary and classical.

Workshop

25 March 2010, 10.30am – 12.20pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm at Rich Mix

From The Heart Workshop for children.

Anusha in Chennai 2009-10na asat

22 December 2009- Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai
2nd January 2010- Brahma Gana Sabha, Chennai
6 January 2010- Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bharatanatyam Classes

Swiss Cottage Community centre for under 16 year olds. The new term will start in January 2010

Nupur Arts, Leicester for under 16 year olds. The new term will start in January 2010

DanceXchange, Birmingham, for under 16 year olds. The new term will start in January 2010

Dance Training

CAT (Momentum - Centre for Advanced Training)

Anusha Subramanyam is a bharatanatyam subject leader at CAT (Momentum - Centre for Advanced Training) for South Asian and Contemporary Dance in Birmingham. The programme is in its second year.

Award 2009

Anusha Subramanyam received a Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship to travel in the month of July 2009 to Pittsburgh, USA. Anusha will be learning anatomy experientially, by exploring the fundamentals of body systems at the Centre of Body Mind Movement under the guidance of Mark Taylor.