Cultural Tours


The Charis
have travelled extensively both in India and abroad (Mauritius, Burma, West and Central Africa, Middle East, North America, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia to mention a few).
They were on the faculty of the U.C.O. (University of Central Oklahoma) from the year 1995 where they gave  summer courses both in music and dance.
Narasimhachari, in collaboration with Dr.Samuel Magrill, Professor of Music, U.C.O, brought out the first and second  volumes titled -Music of India. This series of four volumes explains from the basics to the concert level both theory and practical aspects in detail of South Indian classical Music in western notation, facilitate learning and comprehension to theIndian and Western students of Music. The two volumes of the series were prescribed for the music syllabus in the University.
Narasimhachari choreographed a special programme titled ‘Tri-bandhi’  presenting three major classical dance styles of South India – Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam. The group of six travelled extensively in France, Germany and Belgium during November and December 1998.  ‘Tirukkoneswaram’ a dance-drama on the manifestation of Lord Shiva in Sri Lanka wasperformed in Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in the year 2002.
In U.S.A. they have produced the dance drama ‘Siva Leela’ in the year 2000,  Kalidasa’s Meghasandesa in 2003, and in the year 2004 the ‘Landscape of Emotions’ based on Ainthinai from Sangam literature in five different languages sponsored by the university and Art Council of Oklahoma.  The show was premiered on the 26th of June, 2004 and the Mayor of Oklahoma proclaimed it as the ‘Day of Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi’.

They have performed, given workshops and lecture demonstrations the world over propagating the magic of Indian culture.