Samarthanam looks out for artistic talent among people with disabilities, imparts training to perfect their skills and provides a stage to showcase the talent. “Sunadha”, as the project is called, involves a group of artists who perform on various State, National and International platforms. The troupe includes people with disabilities who excel in classical and folk dance forms, garnering applaud and appreciation. Samarthanam currently provides opportunities to around 100 artists with disabilities to train and perform at various events. Sunadha has, since its inception in 1999 completed 3000 performances across three continents. They have received many awards for extraordinary performances, group and solo, in India and abroad. With the growing acclaim, the troupe gained an opportunity to travel to the USA, and delivered Indian classical and folk dance performances on ten different stages across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The artists receive invitations to perform on many prestigious platforms including the Hampi Utsav and the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana in Karnataka.
The various dance forms which Sunadha artists embrace include
Sunadha’s artists endeavour to bridge the cultural gap and build experiences gained through travelling the world and associating with people. They go a long way towards building confidence and creating opportunities for economic self sufficiency. Each stage performance delivered also aids in enhancing the awareness on the inherent abilities and talent of the disabled.
For more details on Sunadha Event Calendar and booking