Malini Srinivasan
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Master Class: Music and Social Identity with Malini Srinivasan and Carnatic Musicians

  • 09/26
  • 1:20 pm-2:35 pm
  • Lipinsky Hall - 018

Join Professor Toby King’s Music & Social Identity class as they welcome special guests Malini Srinivasan and Carnatic musicians in a wide ranging discussion about life, careers, and art. Free and open to everyone. This lecture-demo is part of the three-day Transcendent Arts of India: Classical Music and Dance residency. See more residency events below. 

Artist's Bio:

Malini Srinivasan is a third-generation Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and teacher, and the disciple of Guru Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar. A critically acclaimed soloist, she also performs with her company, Malini Srinivasan and Dancers, a group that bridges the gap between traditional and modern worlds. Malini is dedicated to developing new dance works through commissioning music for dance from composers in world music traditions.

Malini has presented her work at prestigious venues including The Smithsonian Folklife Festival (DC), The LaMama Moves! Dance Festival (NYC), The Music Academy (Chennai), the Wasserkiche (Zurich), and the New York Fringe Festival. She was awarded the NYC Fringe Award for Excellence in Choreography (2012) and the QCA Individual Artist Grant (2010, 2012, 2014), and a New Music USA grant (2016). Based in New York City, Malini is committed to spreading a deep understanding of Indian classical traditions through teaching. She has been a visiting artist/lecturer at Princeton University, Wellesley College and Colgate University. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Asian & Asian-American Studies Department at SUNY Stony Brook, on the dance faculty of Chhandayan, and a Teaching Artist with City Lore. Visit

Carnatic Orchestra: 

Taniya Panda (vocals)
Anjna Swaminathan (violin)
Kavi Srinivasaragavan (mrdangam/S. Indian percussion)
Kadhambari Sridhar (nattuvangam/cymbals)
Eric Fraser (bansuri/flute)

Contact for this event:

  • Events & Conferences Office
  • 828.251.6853