Artists-India Gallery: Ayswaria Wariar - Mohiniattam Exponent
Ayswaria Wariar [Mohiniattam Exponent]
was initiated into the art of Classical Dance at the tender age of 5 by her
mother Smt. Sreebala Menon , who herself is a trained dancer and singer.
Ayswaria Wariar was later trained in 'Bharatanatyam' by Guru Shri Mohanraj of Abhinaya Academy.
Having performed her
'Arangetram' in both the styles by the age of 14, Ayswaria Wariar
went on to give various performances in-and-around Bombay.
After devoting 10 years to training in Mohiniattam, she
further learnt 'Bharatanatya' under the able guidance of Guru Smt. Sucheta Bhide Chapekar, Pune.
Today, Ayswaria Wariar
trains aspiring talents in both the dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam at her
institute, Nrityodaya 'School for Classical Dance' (A Regd.
Charitable Trust) The students here, not only learn to dance, but are also given an opportunity to perform at various functions.
encourages and supports her
students by presenting them alongwith her
, in various performances on stage.
performances, Ayswaria Wariar
believes in being innovative within the traditional framework.
presents the traditional piece, as well as her
own new choreography in her
Considering that today, Classical dance performers and viewers are not restricted to the state of origin of the dance form alone, she
has adopted compositions other than the traditional.
In addition to giving solo performances, Ayswaria Wariar
has also composed 'ballets' incorporating both the dance styles, and group choreographies in Mohiniattam.
maintains the stylistic beauty and individual differences of both the sister dance styles, promoting them equally, but at the same time enjoys bringing them together on the same stage.
In addition to her
chosen career of Classical Dance, Ayswaria Wariar
has also been very active in Malayalam Theatre.
has also freelanced as an art critic for various English newspapers and even carried her
own column in one of the leading English newspapers in Indore.
In addition, Ayswaria Wariar
has also conducted a no. of lecture-demonstrations at various renowned institutions and seminars.