May 22, 28, 30, 31 and two shows on June 1.
Nadhi Thekkek collaborates with Graham Lustig, Artistic Director of the Oakland Ballet to create work that appeals to children and families, and includes live music arrangement by Ananya Ashok. Along with Nadhi, guest dancers include Surabhi Bharadwaj and Ganesh Vasudeva and company dancer Shelley Garg.
This year Nava Dance Theatre also presents a bharatanatyam work called Vastra, inspired by the popular folk tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes in collaboration with Manasa Suresh, Rohan Krishnamurthy, Divya Ramachandram, and Nyan Narasimhan. This work is created by Nadhi Thekkek and Shruti Abhishek with Nava dancer collaborators, Vertika Srivastava, Shelley Garg, Lalli Venkat, and Aishwarya Subramanian.
Nadhi also performs in Lustig’s production Jangala, as Messua, Mowgli’s human mother.