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Hindu Temple Rhythms


Hindu Temple Rhythms, known as HTR, welcomes those looking for lessons in the Indian classical dance style, Bharata Natyam. Led by Artistic Director Sudha Chandra Sekhar, dance classes are held throughout Southeastern Michigan, including in The Bharatiya Temple in Troy, the Hindu Temple of Canton, the Kalakshetra Temple of Arts in Farmington Hills and the Amma Center of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Sudha Chandra Sekhar has trained and presented 108 students in their "Arangetram," or solo debut performance. The school also has an in-house orchestra, the Vidyanjali Orchestra, led by Sudha Chandra Sekhar (nattuvanar), her eldest daughter Vidya Sekhar (vocalist and nattuvangam), and Gopal Venkatraman (vocalist), who has written original Thillanas for HTR arangetrams. The orchestra includes professional mridangam, veena, flute and violin.

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