Sarveshan Gangen

India / South Africa

Sarveshan is a Bharatanatyam artist from Cape Town (South Africa), currently based in Chennai. He has studied under the Dhananjayans Karaikudi Subramanian, Leela Samson, Maxwell Xolani Rani, Joaquin Ruiz, Savitri Naidoo and Alfred Hinkel. His dance journey began at the age of three, under the guidance of Smt Savitri Naidoo (Disciple of Indira Rajan) at the Vadhini Indian Arts Academy in Cape Town.

In 2006, he received his Diploma in Bharatanatyam from the Academy and performed his Bharatanatya Arangetram with specialised training from Smt Sandhya Murali (Disciple of the Dhanajayans). In 2012, Sarveshan chos moved to Chennai to explore the nuances of Naatyam at Bharata Kalanjali, the home of the acclaimed Shanta and V.P. Dhananjayans (Padma Bhushan). Sarveshan is recognised as a nuanced performer, a thought-provoking teacher and an innovative choreographer who has given scores of performances in leading theatres in South Africa, India and abroad.