|Sujatha Srinivasan, Bharathanatyam dancer|
In this program, scheduled for Mother's Day, Sujatha Srinivasan and a group of her talented Bharathanatyam students explore the relationship between the mother and child in Indian mythology by drawing from episodes of the young Lord Krishna and his mother, Yashoda.
Sujatha Srinivasan is an internationally known Bharathanatyam exponent, known for her classicism and creative choreography. She learned the art under eminent gurus and as a performer, she brings over 30 years of performing experience to the art.
She has won many awards and titles in India and has participated in major prestigious dance festivals in India, Sri Lanka, Paris, Geneva, Canada, apart from several cities in the US. She has to her credit many composer-oriented and thematic presentations. Sujatha Srinivasan is the artistic director of Shri Kalaa Mandir–Center for Indian Performing Arts, which is one of the leading professional dance institutions in Ohio, nurturing and creating budding Bharathanatyam dancers. She teaches Bharatanatyam at Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple in Parma and Solon Community Church in Solon.
Her daughter, Shriya Srinivasan is an accomplished dancer and an up and coming vocalist. Her son, Suraj Srinivasan has won scholarships at his school. The talent filled family lives in Strongsville, Ohio along with supportive dad, Srinivasan Ranganathan.
Cleveland Museum of Art Southeast Asian Collection
Sonya Rhie Quintanilla is the curator of The Cleveland Museum of Art's Indian and Southeast Asian collection. Dr. Quintanilla is responsible for completing the reinstallation of the Indian and Southeast Asian collection that opened in December 2013.
|Sonya Quintanilla's book|
Cleveland Museum of Art's Southeast Asian collection is rated as one of the leading collections in this area, both nationally and internationally. It is a must see for every Asian Indian living not only in Cleveland and Akron but the State of Ohio. Further, it is an excellent educational opportunity for young Indian Americans to see and learn about
|Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, Cleveland Museum of Art|
The collection encompasses three areas:
- India proper,
- the Himalayas, and
- Southeast Asia.
Recent performances that occurred as part of the Performing Arts Series of Cleveland Museum of Art are:
- L. Subramaniam and ensemble;
- Pre-concert talk by Sonya Quintanilla
- Sufi Devotional Music: Asif Ali Khan
- Nrityagram Dance Ensemble by Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy;
- Pre-concert talk by Rajika Puri