Parshwanath Upadhye & Punyah Dance Company

By November 27, 2019 February 23rd, 2021 Uncategorized

ABHA Production

Saturday, April 25th 2020 – 6:00 PM


Austin Dance Workshop: April 23, 24 and 26

Punyah Dance Company is offering a intermediate/advanced level 3-Day Dance Workshop on Thursday April 23rd, Friday April 24th and Sunday April 26th. The workshop will be organized and conducted by the Punyah Dance Company for a fee of $360 for all three days.

To sign up for the workshop, please email ICMCA




The Punyah Dance company presents the Bharatanatyam Dance Ballet “ABHA” – a re-telling of the Hindu epic Ramayana, with recorded voice and instrumental orchestra.
Presented by Bengaluru-based Punyah Dance Company, comprising Adithya PV, Parshwanath S Upadhye and Shruti Gopal, ‘ABHA’ doesn’t follow the conventional way of storytelling. The production incorporates pieces such as varnam, padam and thillana, resembling a margam with each expounding certain segments from the Ramayana. Although the segments do not tell the story in sequential order, when presented all together it is an intriguing finished puzzle.
The elements of this story are familiar to most audiences, so Punyah focuses on distinctive moments and sentiments. The choreography is a strong point throughout the recital, and the trio presents it with precision and coordination. Both Parshwanath and Adithya bring in lot of masculine energy and Sruti dances to her strength in emphasizing the feminine aspects.  There are instances of beautiful imaginative sequences that further embellish the narrative of the Ramayana. Altogether – a vibrant performance.