Sudha Damodharan from Malaysia is a familiar face in Chidambaram. A dance guru, her daughter studies dance at Annamalai Univ and volunteers at the fest there.
This year, Sudha flew in with a dozen dance students, some school, some college level.
"It is the Chinese New Year season back home so many girls wanted to come!', she told us. The group performed in Chidambaram and in Thanjavur.
The group shared the musicians it had assigned with another Malaysian group led by Shangar Krishnaswamy of Narthana Fine Arts.