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Natya Leela Academy premiered "Devoted" in November 2011
This original production explores the nature of devotion and emotional experiences of devotees. An experimentation of the relationship between Bharathanatyam (Natya Leela Troupe), Japanese Dance & Taiko (Michelle Fujii), and Contemporary Dance (Jamuna Dasi), "Devoted" was partially funded by a Regional Arts and Culture Council's Project Grant.

Dancer, Taiko team for larger audience: Indian performer blends tradition, culture on stage
- by A.P. Kryza ( Beaverton Valley Times, Nov 7, 2011 AND The Portland Tribune, Oct 6, 2011
Click here for the Beaverton Valley Times Article.
Click here for the Portland Tribune Article.

Call of the Bells (May 2011)
Two University of Oregon Documentary/Journalism seniors did their CAPSTONE project on Natya Leela Academy and their documentary, "Call of the Bells," was part of Oregon Public Broadcast's, "Oregon Lens." This annual show highlights outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers.

Pulso H Baile tradicional de la India (April 2011)
Natya Leela Academy's work was featured on "Pulso H," a Univision TV feature.

2,500-year-old dance on display at Salem Public Library: World of Music series hosts a performance by Natya Leela
- By Thelma Guerrero-Huston, Statesman Journal, November 3, 2010

Portland Folk Festival preview: Debuts next weekend... Re-defining Folk Music
- by Tom D'Antoni, August 14, 2010
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Young Audiences Student Performance
- July 2010
Students from Creative Science School in Portland were the recipients of a dance grant that allowed all K-5 students to receive a dance or movement artist residency. A group of 4th and 5th grade students who received a residency with Young Audiences Indian dance artist Subashini Ganesan performed at the Mad Hot Anything Goes fundraising gala event.

So Much Dance We Can't Keep Up
- by Martha Ullman West, June 2010
Excerpt from full article about "Ten Tiny Taiko Dances"-
"Apart from Stockholm the most successful of the "Ten Tinies" were those that truly collaborated with the drumming. Omoide Ananda is a quite beautiful conjunction of two Asian dance forms (Japanese and classical Indian); it's created by Subashini Ganesan and Michelle Fujii, who also performed it."
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Meet Suba - Portland's Bharathanatyam Instructor Extraordinaire
- by Joseph, Teach Street, August 4th, 2008
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Calendar Listing - Eugene Weekly
- March 2008
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Copyright 2008, Subashini Ganesan, Natya Leela Academy, Portland, Oregon