Priyadarsini Govind is one of the foremost
Bharatanatyam dancers among the current generation.
Trained by two stalwarts, Kalaimamani S.K.
Rajarathnam Pillai and Padma Bhushan Smt.
Kalanidhi Naryanan, Priyadarsini has imbibed
this art form from the best. With her natural
aptitude for abhinaya coupled with her passion
and dedication to her art, Priyadarsini has
become a flag bearer for Smt. Kalanidhi’s
padam repertoire. Priyadarsini’s nritta
or pure dance is intense and vigorous. A dancer
known for her adherence to tradition, Priyadarsini
manages to seamlessly blend new choreography
with the traditional, thereby gently redefining
the boundaries of Bharatanatyam repertoire.
Priyadarsini gave her maiden performance ('arangetram')
in 1974, and since then has been performing
in all the major centers in India and abroad.
In her career spanning two decades, Priyadarsini
has performed in prestigious venues all over
India and the globe.