Selfless Support to Indian Performing Arts

Organizational Contributions

Guru Prasanna Kasthuri believes in sharing his energy, resources with other co-dancers, musicians by providing performance opportunities, that will increase goodwill and expand the art exposure. Guruji Prasanna Kasthuri visualized, conceptualized and curated following festivals.

Guruji's work has brought more than 2000 artists to St. Louis region. It has made St. Louis, Missouri a capital of Indian classical dances, since 2002.

1st Shantala Dance Festival - 1986 - Bangalore, India
2nd Shantala Dance Festival in Nandi Grama - 1987 - Nandi Hills, Karnataka, India
3rd Shantala Dance Festival in Kanakapura - 1988 - Kanakapura, Karnataka, India
4th Shantala Dance Festival in Bangalore - 1991 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
5th Shantala Dance Festival in Magadi - 1997 - Magadi, Karnataka, India
6th Shathala Dance Festival in Vijayapura, 1998 - Vijayapura, Karnataka, India
Nataka - 1st theatre festival in St. Louis - 2007
1st St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2008
2st St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2010
3rd St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2011
1st St. Louis Indian Music Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2011
4th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2012
2nd St. Louis Indian Music Festival - St. Louis, USA - 2012
5th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA – 2013
3rd St. Louis Indian Music Festival - St. Louis, USA – 2013
6th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival - St. Louis, USA – April, 2014
7th St. Louis Indian Dance & Music Festival - St. Louis, USA – June, 2015
8th American Natya Festival on April 22, 23, 24 - in St. Louis, MO
9th American Natya Festival on April 28, 29, 30th of April 2017 (This also conducted 1st Indian Dance Drama Festival of USA)

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