SAWITRI Theatre in collaboration with Sharjanu? is delighted to present
Conversations & Connections
Building relationships between and amongst diverse Mississauga artists across various artistic disciplines online!
Starting Monday 30th November 2020 7 pm
Donations accepted. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Srinidhi’s grew up in a family with a passion for Carnatic music, leading him to train as a vocalist from a young age. He began learning music from Dr. Alakananda Nath (Toronto), before training with Smt. Raji Gopalakrishnan (Chennai) for the past 10+ years. Concurrently, he studied layam (rhythm) and kanjira under the guidance of Shri Thanjavur S. Ganapathy. Srinidhi has won prizes in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, and has given kutcheris extensively across North American and in the Chennai December music season for a number of years now. Srinidhi is the Managing Partner of a Toronto-based impact investment firm, and has degrees in mathematics and business administration.
Playwright, storyteller, singer and arts educator, Sharada Eswar’s work spans across multi disciplines and art forms. A graduate in Literature Studies, she trained to be a writer and a storyteller. Simultaneously she also immersed herself in Carnatic Music (south Indian classical music) in Chennai, India. She also took to many other styles including Hindustani Classical (Patiala Gharana) Rabindra Sangeet, Abhang and European. While maintaining her Veena studies, her interest shifted to the voice and storytelling. She was part of the team representing India at the India Abroad show in Paris and New York. She was also one of the three chosen by the Centres Culturels des Lions Clubs de Paris to present Indian culture in Normandy, France. Since then, she has been performing and teaching in Toronto and internationally, drawing on her own South Asian ancestry and heritage. A published children’s author, Sharada has until recently been OAC’s Cultural Animator In Mississauga/Peel Region.
Upcoming: The Mahabharata (Whynot Theatre & Shaw Festival: Spring 2022); Butter Chicken (2021); The Lonely Wife (2021)
An arts collective…of sorts.
Sharada Eswar – Anu Radha Verma – Jasmine Sawant
Their project Conversations & Connections aims to build relationships between and amongst diverse Mississauga artists across various artistic disciplines and across Mississauga – Malton, Meadowvale, City centre, Port Credit & East Mississauga
. Presentation of artists’ work to new audiences
. Established artists connect with emerging and mid-career artists
. Sharing knowledge and exploring collaborations
. Engaging with diverse underrepresented audiences
. Building capacity of artists across disciplines