Shangita Namasivayam
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Shangita is a globally renowned dancer, teacher and choreographer, a performer who has had sell out performances in more than 45 countries around the world.

To enhance her understanding of movement and greater strength and suppleness, she took up the ancient martial art form of Kalaripayat. Shangita has also been actively involved in the experiment of using dance as a form of therapy for the mentally and physically handicapped.

She has been honored with the titles Natya Kalamani and Nritya Choodamani. She won the BOH Cameronian Arts Award for the best group performance in the year 2006.

Shangita is highly intelligent and gifted, and is an accomplished dancer. Her years in Kalakshetra have added to her repertoire as well as polish and experience; particularly in Abhinaya.
Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale

My association with Shangita was delightful. I found her technique as a dancer excellent and was particularly impressed with her ability to integrate with and assume creative responsibility in the course of group work. Her commitment and dedication to dance is unquestionable.


Kalpana Dance Theatre was founded in 1998 by Shangita Namasivayam, graduate of Kalakshetra, protegée and student of two of the greatest and globally renowned cultural icons from the Indian subcontinent, Rukmini Devi Arundale and Chandralekha, with the mission:

*To put Malaysia on the global map as a cultural force
*To offer a platform to young and talented students
*To promote and showcase the best of Indian culture in Malaysia

Kalpana Dance Theatre is not only a leading dance school but also an influential platform in South Asia for iconic dance performances.

Kalpana Dance Theatre has staged some of Malaysia’s most inspiring, creative and impactful dance productions.

Kalpana Dance Theatre strives to be in the forefront of Indian dance consistently performing all over the world while holding performances in Malaysia showcasing dancing greats from other parts of the world.

So impressive is the quality of Kalpana Dance Theatre’s work that a significant affiliation with the Pracheen Kalakendra of Chandigarh, India, was realized. Through Kalpana Dance Theatre, students can now achieve higher levels of technical competence and artistry.

Kalpana Dance Theatre has hosted some of the world’s most renowned and iconic dancers:

Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh Guru Durga Charan Ranbir Leena Mohanty P.T. Narendran

Kalpana Dance Theatre conducts Barathanatyam and Odissi classes.


Date Exceptional and inspiring productions
2019 Parikrama - Circle of Life: A colorful and vibrant journey of music and dance
2018 Shringara - Divine love,
Arpanam - Worship through Natyam
2017/19 Samyoga - The Divine Union: Performances in Malaysia and on the International Ramayana Festival Indian performance tour 2017
2017 Saa Shakti - Her struggle is her power,
Anugamana - The ongoing journey
2016 Mahamaya - Transcending Illusion: A combination of exquisite traditional Indian Bharatanatyam and Odissi styles
2015 Saha Narthana - Dancing in Unison - A classical Bharatanatyam repertoir
2014 Nayika, Nayak Prakarnam, the heroes and heroines in dance
Seminar by Dr. Sonal Mansingh
2013 Sharanagati, absolute surrender: A night of wonder and beauty in motion. A combination of India’s finest traditions: Bharatanatyam and Odissi
2011 Dasavatar - The ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu,
Leela Purushottama - The Supreme Absolute
2010 Anjali - Hommage to Odissi Guru Sri Deba Prasad Das
2006 Arousing the spirit within - An ode to Odissi

Director Shangita Namasivayam   
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