- By S.Surentheran
A Folk and Bharatha Natyam event was performed at The Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo to mark the International Dance Day.
The performances were made by the students of Natya Kala Mandhi at the Indian Cultural Centre auditorium on April 29. The performance was under the guidance of their guru Kalasuri Vasugy Jegatheeswaran.
Kalasuri Vasugy Jegatheeswaran received her initial training in Bharatha Natyam under her mother Vijayalakshmi Shanmugampillai and later in India under Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman. She has been teaching dance over three decades and produced several dance dramas and her students have presented several classical performances in Sri Lanka and abroad. In 1990 the Government of Sri Lanka conferred on her the prestigious title of Kalasuri for the service she has rendered in the field of dance.
Vasugy has been teaching at the Indian Cultural Centre since June 2005. She is also teaching classical dance at the Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya.