KALASADHANA DANCE COMPANY'S STORY
Founded by Samyuktha Punthambekar in January, 2020 and based in Ottawa, Kalasadhana Dance Company is established to create revolutionary, contemporary inspired Bharatanatyam dance. The name 'Kalasadhana', Kala meaning - Dance/Arts and Sadhana meaning - Dedicated, Devotional hard work/Penance is blessed by H.H. Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji of Shri Chitrapur Math
Kalasadhana Dance Company’s aim is using bharatanatyam as a main base to integrate traditional, revolutionary and contemporary inspired, storytelling in fresh narratives by simultaneously striving to stay relevant.
To magnify the tradition, performance and spreading of bharatanatyam in Canada
Deliver performances that invoke introspection and self-expression
Maintain classical integrity and artistic creation that reinvestigate and re-energize
To conduct all activities be it artistic or non artistic, in the most authentic and ethical manner
Foster artistic creation that promotes Equity, Pluralism and Inclusion
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LOGO
The logo symbolizes fire. Fire is an important significance of energy, growth and warmth. Lord Shiva - the lord of dance is simultaneously destroying and re-creating the world. The flame represents the eternal cyclical nature of existence—destruction and creation, death and rebirth. The shape and the eye resembles the Phoenix and Garuda (Lord Vishnu's vehicle) which signifies constantly rising from the ashes.
SIGNIFICANCE OF DESIGN COLOURS
Samyuktha hails from the Tanjore Maratha dynasty. Jejuri is a city and is famous for the main temple of Lord Khandoba (a manifestation of Lord Shiva). The temple is always adorned with turmeric powder which is the significance of goodness and calmness, and dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India.
The design and colours therefore symbolize the temple's rich heritage.