As a dancer, teacher and choreographer, Meera Kanageswaran continues to learn and experiment with Bharathanatyam. Meera’s unique vision is to use Bharathanatyam to tell contemporary, secular stories. Meera established her dance school Confidance Bharatham in 2006, where she teaches Bharathanatyam and provides a space for students to explore contemporary choreographies. In her performance career, Meera has danced in Germany, Switzerland, India, South Africa, the US and Canada. Her recent choreographic works include Destructive Desires and Balancing on the Hyphen. As a current student pursuing her MFA in dance at York University, she is interested in exploring Bharathanatyam in the Sri Lankan Tamil context, especially in the Tamil diaspora.
Keywords: Bharathanatyam; Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora