About This Artist

Nadhi Thekkek
Nadhi Thekkek of Nava Dance Theatre – Alamo, CANava Dance Theatre is a Bay Area based, Bharatanatyam dance company that aims to develop classically influenced work based on contemporary themes. Company dancers Nadhi, Sophia, and Arun will partner with renowned composer G.S. Rajan to present The Cloud Messenger, a Bharatanatyam adaptation of the poem, Meghadhooth, by 5th century Indian poet, Kalidasa.Nadhi, Sophia, and Arun received their Bharatanatyam training from Smt. Sundara Swaminathan, Artistic Director of Kala Vandana Dance Company. Rajan received is music training with various stalwarts while studying at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts and has been creating critically-acclaimed music compositions globally for nearly two decades.

SEP 11-14, THU-SAT at 8PM, SUN at 7PM

“The Cloud Messenger”

Company dancers Nadhi Thekkek, Sophia Valath, and Arun Mathai will partner with renowned composer G.S. Rajan to present The Cloud Messenger, a Bharatanatyam adaptation of the poem, Meghadhootha, by 5th century Indian poet, Kalidasa. The Cloud Messenger charts the course of a rain cloud tasked with carrying a message of love and hope over mountains to a distant lover. The romantic tale is rich with imagery that evokes a mythical natural landscape drawn with delicate gestures and given contemporary resonance. Through virtuosic choreography, The Cloud Messenger shows why love’s journey, though risky, is something utterly beautiful.

Archived Events

The Cloud Messenger

Nadhi Thekkek and Nava Dance Theater
SEP 11-14, 2014, THU-SAT at 8PM, SUN at 7PM (Post-show panel SAT)

Performing Diaspora Weekend Two

Laura Inserra, Muisi-kongo Malonga, and Nadhi Thekkek
AUG 22-25, 2013, THU-SUN at 8PM

Work in Progress: Performing Diaspora

Byb Chanel Bibene, Jewlia Eisenberg, Muisi-kongo Malonga, Nadhi Thekkek, Joti Singh, Jia Wu
SAT JUN 29, 2013, 10AM-5PM

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