Margam marks Shruti Abhishek’s first full length solo work as Bharatanatyam dancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a gift to herself after being in the United States for a decade and a celebration of belonging, community, and motherhood all still being found in a new homeland.
Before embarking on her solo journey in the United States, Shruti studied with Rohini Singhi, and this performance is an homage to both her early training and the continued process of revealing the multiple layers that inhabit Bharatanatyam, an art form that is her second skin. Shruti owes her practice to her teachers and to the hereditary dancers and their tireless work.
Since 2012, she has been learning from Vaibhav Arekar, who is also the Director and Choreographer of Margam. Ensemble musicians are Sindhu Natarajan on Vocal, Vikram Raghukumar on Violin, Srinath Bala on Mridangam (percussion), and Vaibhav Arekar on Nattuvangam (Cymbals).
Margam will be presented at Joe Goode Annex (401 Alabama St, San Francisco) on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 6 pm. Margam means a path or a course followed. It is one full definite course where in dance items are performed in a traditional order.
The Annex requires audiences to be masked at all times. No concessions will be available. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test dated within 72 hours of the event are required. Children under 5 may attend without proof of vaccination or a negative test. Fully vaccinated performers may be unmasked on stage. Our COVID policies are based on scientific knowledge, the current local conditions of the pandemic, and our ethos of accessibility and community care. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns.
Joe Goode Annex is a wheelchair accessible theater (ramp to front entrance, no internal stairs) with wheelchair seating available for up to six power or manual wheelchairs. Theater seats are movable and have no armrests. Wheelchairs can be seated next to each other and next to theater seats. The Annex has two single-stall all-gender restrooms that are accessible for power and manual wheelchairs. Please contact [email protected] if you will be using ADA seating or need any additional accommodations.