"With the wisdom of the past, the creative spirit of the present, can we dissolve divisiveness in the future? The journey is towards answering this question through our medium of dance"
As an artist, Karuna strives to create a lingering emotional experience rather than a fleeting aesthetic performance. When dance delves into deep emotions like solitude, faith, uncertainty, trust or self-reflection, it becomes a poignant language of empathy which is inclusive, bringing people together beyond boundaries of language, religion and culture.
Bringing Out Art in Society & Society in Art
Through the past 14 years Karuna has consistently been reaching out to a diverse section of people from various walks of life. Some notable efforts are:
“The story of a Little River”:
A 90 min Group Bharatanatyam Production on River Noyyal that reached out to around 7500 College and School students in and around Coimbatore to create empathy for river Noyyal which flows in Coimbatore among students.
Karuna has traveled to and performed at Italy, Philippines and Hungary for conferences upon invitations from organizations like Shanti Ashram, Focolare and Religions for Peace which work at addressing issues that affect humanity as a whole beyond cultural and religious differences.
Karuthukkiniya Bharatam: (KIB)
An Initiative to perform concerts to reach people who walk in and out of our lives to make our live easier such as auto drivers, flower vendors, nurses, waiters, non teaching staff in educational institutions, industrial workers and others who do not get to witness an art form like Bharatanatyam. Karuna performed exclusively for different segments of people mostly in their workplace.
Bharatanatyam at Anaikatti:
Karuna along with BNN staff taught at Vidyavanam, A School for Tribal and Underprivileged Children in Anaikatti for 9 years (2009 - 2018). Karuna also offered a vocational training Course in Bharatanatyam to a select 30 students. Two of the children who were taught have gotten admission at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts in 2022.