Inner peace in Indian culture


Devayani, a Bharatanatyam dancer born in France and recipient of Padma Shri award from the Government of India has been awarded the ‘Pandit Jasraj award for Cross Cultural Understanding’. Says Devayani, “I used to go to theatre, music concerts, and dance recitals with my father when I was young. I would also play the guitar and read poetry. As I grew up, I started enjoying Spanish Flamenco dance. My first introduction to Indian art was when I heard Pandit Ravi Shankar on the radio. I also did a show in Brussels where I danced to a music composition of Ravi Shankar and the Beatles. And what better theme could I have than Radha and Krishna