Rajashree Warrier

Rajashree Warrier has been awarded PhD in Music by Kerala University for her research study of Varnas in Dual Forms (Tana Varnas and Pada Varnas).
 
Dr.Rajashree Warrier is an eminent Bharatanatyam exponent, educator, classical musician and a media person from Kerala. She gives Bharatanatyam concerts as well as Carnatic Vocal concerts all over India and abroad . Her passion remains deeply rooted in classical dance.As a Bharatanatyam dancer, Rajashree Warrier’s  hallmark remains in her ability to captivate her audience by bringing forth the inherent beauty  of Bharatanatyam. An accomplished classical musician, Rajashree Warrier has been awarded PhD in Music by Kerala University for her research study of Varnas in Dual Forms (Tana Varnas and Pada Varnas). She is a proven Carnatic vocalist and  is keen to scale new heights in that field. She picked up the rudiments of  Carnatic music from Late Sri Mullamudu Harihara Iyer. Further she fine honed her skills under Sri Perumbavoor Raveendranatha Menon, Smt Parassala B. Ponnammal and Sri B Sasikumar.

Another facet of the talented Rajashree has been her involvement with television programs since 1990. She scripts ,directs and presents programs for  visual media. She has also anchored with élan many programs on state and  national television that had to do with art, culture and music. She gives Indian Classical Dance and Vocal concerts all over India and abroad. Her innovative and exploring dance  style combined with unhurried approach makes her performance stand out. The themes she choose reflect her  varied interest and in-depth knowledge in Indian Culture, Arts and tradition.

What is it that sets her apart?

“It is her ability to infuse beauty into whatever she creates, to transcend mere grammar and technique , to invest it with poetry and joy, which makes her dance an uplifting experience”. Presently she is the Director, UTTARIKA, Centre for Performing Arts focusing on Research and training in Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Music and Experimental Theatre.