US foreign service officer guest at dance recital themed on many ways of bhakti

Sydney Skov is a Foreign Service Officer at the US Consulate office in Chennai. She is also a passionate dancer, having learnt dance when she was just four. Dance has been part of her life, making time after her mainline work to learn dance and that has happened to her in Kolkatta and now in Chennai.

In the city, she is learning the basics of Bharatanatyam from dancer Priya Murle, a senior sishya of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy based in Alwarpet.

On Saturday, September 21, Sydney was a special guest at the 51st performance of Priya Murle’s dance production titled ‘Panchaturam; breaking the bonds’.

This production focuses on the many different ways of bhakti, interweaving katha and music with classical dance, performed by Priya and four sishyas and anchored by the effervescent Sasirekha.

The recital was held Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore.

Sydney has been director of the Free Body Project which works at the intersection of dance and health and social justice.

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