Concluded Programmes - 2005


December 22, 2005

Arangetram of Malathi at Pillayar Koil, Besant Nagar at 7 to 8.30pm

December 21, 2005
Demo by Kathak Kendra at Bharatakalanjali from 8.30 to 9.30am.

December 19, 2005
Dhananjayan gave a special lecture demonstration on ABHINAYA IN BHARATANAATYAM on 19th December, 8.30 to 10.00 am at Madras Music Academy. He demonstrated some of his special abhinaya pieces, touching upon why classical Bharatanaatyam lacks layman's attention and also drew attention to the degeneration of Abhinaya aspect in younger generation of Bharatanaatyam artistes.

December 19, 2005
Sangeet Natak Academi, Chief guest for Kathak Festival at Kalakshetran at 6.00pm.

December 18, 2005
Lec-dem, TAKING INDIAN ART AND CULTURE TO AMERICAN CHILDREN by Padmarani Rasiah Cantu (FAS) at Krishna Gana Sabha at 9.00am.

December 18, 2005
Thirukkural Bharatam at Krishna Gana Sabha at 7.30 pm.

December 15, 2005
Lavanya Raghuram, Singapore performed at Hamsadwani, Indira Nagar, Adyar at 6.30pm. Nattuvangam by Shanta Dhananjayan.

December 13, 2005
Nina from London performed at Hamsadwani at 6.30pm.

December 11, 2005
Dhananjayans were the Chief guests at the performance of Vadhini School from South Africa at Kalakshetra, 6.30pm.

December 10, 2005
The Dhananjayans, Sreelatha Vinod & Adeena Madhu performed at Bharat Kalachar at 7.30pm.

October 29, 2005
Srivalli or Kaadal Valli Kanda Murugan written by Periyasamithooran and music composed by Turaiyour Rajagopala Sarma & Madurai T Sethurman and choreographed by the Dhananjayans in 1974-75 is one of the most successful dance creations of the Dhananjayans, was reproduced by their Japanese disciple Daya Tomiko with her own Japanese disciples on 29th October 05 (two shows). This was presented in connection with "Thanmaye Natyalaya's" 15th anniversary (founded and run by Daya Tomiko) on 29th October, in Kyoto, Japan.
In the first half of the program, Daya Tomiko performed Bharatanaatyam with her Gurus, The Dhananjayans and Divya Sivasundar. The dance drama Valli Thirumanam (Srivalli) was the second half of the program.
Apart from Dhananjayan, Shanta & Divya (main dancers), Bharatakalanjali musicians Sasidaran (Vocal), Rameshbabu (Mridangam), Sunilkumar (Flute) & Bhavani Prasad (Veena) also participated in the production.
(e-mail: bkalanjali@eth.net)

Daya Tomiko
“Thanmaye-Natyalaya, Institute of Indian Classical Dance
113-7, Higashitatemachi Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-8377, Japan
Phone & Fax: 075-464-1728
email: daya-idance@sweet.ocn.ne.jp
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September 24, 2005
Bharatanatyam Arangetram of R.Arvind Chakravarthy, S/o Sujatha Rangarajan & M.S.Rangarajan, grandson of Shanta & R.Parthasarathy, disciple of The Dhananjayans, Sandhya Murali, Sreelatha Vinod on Saturday 24th Sept at 6.30pm at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai. Guest of Honour - Prof.N.S.Jayalakshmi, learned and respected guru from Kalakshetra.

September 16, 2005
Bharatanatyam Arangetram of Preethi Durga M.S, daughter of M.Subash & Kala Subash, disciple of The Dhananjayans, Sandhya Muralidharan, Sreelatha Vinod on Friday 16th Sept at 6.30pm at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai. Chief Guest - Smt.Premalatha Vijakanth, Chairperson,Sri Andal Alagar College of Engineering.

August 20 - 28, 2005
Bharatanaatyam Master class under KADAM ( Manchester)
C/o Kadam, 1, Luke Street, Bedford, MK40 3TN UK
Phone: 01733 241 762
email: anita@instantmail.me.uk

August 15, 2005
Arangetram of Maya A Miller Vedam (Student of Jayanthi Seshan & The Dhananjayans), Connecticut.
For details contact: Mrs. Saraswathi Vedam, cell:203 494 1177 email: saraswathi.vedam@yale.edu

August 7, 2005
Shobana Balachandra (senior most disciple of The Dhananjayans) presented her student Rithika's Arangetram in Tampa ( USA) in the presense of her Gurus.

July 22 & 23, 2005
Attended the Bharatanaatyam Seminar and symposium organized by Revati Satyu’s Arti School of Fine Arts, Dallas. The Dhannajayans were honoured & felicitated.

July 10 - August 15, 2005
Yogaville Gurukual camp. Satachidananda Ashram, Fine Arts Society.
Contact : 434 969 3210 email: fasyogaville@hotmail.com / prcan2@hotmail.com.

July 9, 2005
The Dhananjayans were the Chief guests for the Arangetram of Sruti Changati, Meena Jayadev’s student in Washington DC.
Contact: 301 330 8573 ; email: meena@nrityanjali.com

July 9, 2005
TIRUKKURAL presentation in the World Tirukkural conference by the Trio sisters.

July 8, 2005
World Tirukkural conference- The Dhananjayans felicitated by the Tamil Sangam, Washington DC.

July 2, 2005
The Dhananjayans presided over DEEPIKA GOPAL’s Arangetram (disciple of The Kunhiramans of Kalanjali dances of India, Berkeley)
Contact: 510 526 2183 email: kalanjaliusa@aol.com

June 26, 2005
Tirukkural US premier show in LA .
Contact: Dr. Pathmaraja/ Vasundhara.
For details: 661 942 2356 email: pat42801@aol.com or pathamame@gse.harvard.edu
(There are more performances of “Tirukkural” in the USA. For details contact the above persons)

June 25, 2005
The Dhananjayans presided over Amulya’s Arangetram. Amulya is a disciple of Jayanthi Seshan, Connecticut.

June 19, 2005
Mallika and Minisha performed in Bagalore.
For details contact Kiran & Sandhya 080 23342277.

June 18, 2005
Arangetram of Minisha (USA) at Besant Nagar Pillayar koil from 7 to 8.30 p.m.

June 17, 2005
Arangetram of Mallika Murali (USA) at Besant Nagar Pillayar koil from 7 to 8.30 p.m. Mallika is the daughter and disciple of Dr.Anuradha Murali. She is also a student of The Dhananjayans.

June 11, 2005
IN THE HOT MONTH OF JUNE ENJOY VALLUVAR’S “COOL WORDS OF WISDOM”
BHAASKARA (Art & Education Trust) & BHARATAKALANJALI jointly presented the world premier performance of THIRUK -KURAL in Bharatanaatyam choreographed by the Dhananjayans & performed by KAVITHA, MEERA, ANJANA and released the audio CD on JUNE 11TH (Saturday) 6.30.p.m at BharatiyaVidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai-4

Presided by KAVI PERARASAR THIRU: VAIRAMUTHU
Blessed by the presence of Her Holiness: MATHIOLI AMMA
Prof. D. Pasupathi & Prof (Dr) S. Raghuraman were honoured and felicitated

Produced by: Dr. Pathmarajah & Vasundra Pathmarajah
Performed by: Pathmaraja Sisters-Kavitha,Meera & Anjana ( LA, USA)
Resource person: Dr. S. Raghuraman (Tamizh Professor, Jain college)
Music composer: Prof. D. Pasupathi (Retd Principal S.V.College of music, Tirupathi)
Bharatanaatyam choreography: Shanta & Dhananjayan
Lighting design & Photography: C.P.Satyajit

Participating musicians:
Prof. D. Pasupathi, N. Sasidaran & Preeti Mahesh (Singing)
Shanta Dhananjayan (Voice and nattuvangam)
R. Vedakrishnan (Mridangam)
S.Sundar (Tabla/Ganjira)
Sowrirajan (Tavil & other effects)
Lakshminarayan (Tambura)
R.Kalaiarasan & Vijayaraghavan (Violin)
S.Sunilkumar (Flute)
T.Bhavani Prasad (Veena)
T.Murugavel (Nadaswaram)
CD recording at: Sangeetha Recording Studio (Master Recording Co, Kodambakkam)
Sound Engineer: Y.Radhakrishnan

The Pathamarajah sisters wish to perform “Thirukkural” for raising funds for social & charitable cause.
For performance contact Dr. Pathmarajah / Vasundra
email: pat42801@aol.com
phone: (USA) 661 942 2356

Photos

May 1, 2005
Carnatic music concert on Sunday, May 1, 2005, 5 to 7.00 p.m at BHARATAKALANJALI, Jeevaratnam Nagar, Adyar (24911125) by Senior Vidwans Sri. Adyar K. Rama Rao, T.K.Padmanabhan - Violin and A.V.Raghuprasad - Mridangam.

April 25, 2005
BHARATAKALANJALI AND ABHINAYA
jointly presented
A NAATYA NIVEDANAM BY SERAN SRIBALAN ( Australia)
(Student of the Dhananjayans & Hariharans ) AT VARASIDHI VINAYAKAR KOIL, BESANT NAGAR
on 25TH APRIL 05 ( MONDAY) 7.00pm

SERAN SRIBALAN from Australia is a student of Rathika Sivapathasundaram (a senior disciple of the Dhananjayans in Australia). His deep interest in Bharatanaatyam brought him to Bharatakalanjali, Chennai a few years back and he continued his intensive courses periodically under the able guidance of the Dhananjayans. This time the Dhananjayans have put him under the tutelage of the couple - dancers & teachers, Hariharan & Pramila. During this short period of his stay he had the great privilege of participating in the productions of Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar and also performed in Chennai festivals, Badodara and Ahemedbad. Having completed an intensive advance course successfully, Seran offers this Naatya Nivedanam at the divine feet of Varasiddhi Vinayaka to get HIS and the blessings of Chennai scholars and connoisseurs.

April 16, 2005
Swaralaya presented bharatanaatyam performance by The Dhananjayans in Delhi on 16th April 05 (Saturday), FICCI auditorium, New Delhi & Carnatic music concert by Dr.Balamuralikrishna on 17th (Sunday).
For more details contact Swaralaya #.8, Teen Murthy Marg, New Delhi -110001
Phone: 0120-2505258
email: swaralaya@fastmail.fm

April 9, 2005
BHARATAKALANJALI presented SANGEETHA BALASINGAM, a brilliant child artiste – disciple of PUSHKALA GOPAL & UNNIKRISHNAN (Mudralaya dance academy, London) on 9th April 7.00 p.m at Varasiddhi Vinayakar Koil, Besant Nagar, Adyar.
Contact Ph.24911125 / 24900339
Pushkala Gopal and Unnikrishnan are senior disciples of the living legends of Bharatanaatyam – Shanta & Dhananjayan (Bharatakalanjali). They have contributed much to the development and progress of Indian Classical performing arts in Europe and particularly in the United Kingdom.

Sangeetha is one of the recent entrants into the London Bharatanaatyam arena, whose meritorious performances caught the connoisseurs’ eyes and credibility established in a short span of time.

April 2, 2005
The Dhananjayans’ visited Tagore’s Santiniketan – lecture demonstration at Viswabharati University.

March 31, 2005
Lecture / Demonstration by The Dhananjayans in Kolkatta Rabindra Bharati University ( Importance of Natyadharmi in presentation of classical dance) - 10 to 11.30 a.m.

The Dhananjayans presented Smt. Sutapa Awon Pradhan - Bharatnaatyam performance in Kolkatta at 6.30 p.m.

March 15, 2005
Deepti Vishnubharati's Master of Fine Arts graduation performance at Bangalore University at 9.00 am.

March 13, 2005
Lecture (morning) and performance (Evening) by The Dhananjayans at Rishivalley School, J.Krishnamurthy Foundation.

March 8, 2005
Divya, Deepti & Subhashini performed from 7.30 to 8.00 p.m. at the Tanjavoor Periyakoil (Brihadeeswara temple) Natyanjali festival.

March 5, 2005
Arangetram of Swapna Sridhar at Sivakami Pethachi auditorium, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai at 6.30 p.m. Smt. Vyjayanthimala Bali presided.

March 2, 2005
Kattai Koothu Festival at Punjarasantankal village, Kachipuram. Regular Bharatanaatyam repertoire by Divya, Subhashini, Venkatakrishnan & Umesh from 22.30 hrs to midnight.

February 22, 2005
SPIRIT OF YOUTH SERIES
Bharatanaatyam performance of Smt. Deepti Vishnubharateeyan (Deepti Rajesh) under the auspices of The Madras Music Academy, on 22nd February 05 at 7.30 p.m ( Mini Hall).

Deepti is disciple of Smt. Seetha Sasidharan ( Bharatakalanjali, Payyanur, Kerala) and now pursuing her advance training in Bharatanaatyam under The Dhananjayans, in Bharatakalanjali, Chennai. She is a merit scholarship holder of the Government of India, Department of Education & Culture. She is also doing her Post graduation (M.A) in Bharatanaatyam in Bangalore University.

February 15 - 20, 2005
Attakkalari Work-shop and recording at Bangalore.

February 9, 2005
Special program for German Industrial delegation – Roots India Pvt Ltd at Coimbatore.

February 4, 2005
Naatya Nivedanam by N.Unnikrishnan at Besant Nagar Pillayar koil.

January 28 - 30, 2005
Chief guest for the Arangetram of Vasugi’s disciple at Colombo.

January 19 - 23, 2005
SPIC MACAY performances in Salem, Erode and Coimbatore.

January 16, 2005
VPD/CPS opened new dance hall at Porur.

January 12, 2005
Bharatanaatyam performance by Puneet Panda at NCPA Mumbai.

January 10, 2005
Bharatanatyam by Punnet Panda and Vishnu at Vyloppalli Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram.

January 9, 2005
Presided over a Bharatanaatyam programme of Priyanka Chandrasekhar, in Bangalore.

January 8, 2005
Chief guest at Salangai Program of Vijaya / Mukundan at B Nagar Koil.

January 6, 2005
Inaugurated children’s cultural talents meet. Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation, Mylapore. P.S.High school campus auditorium.

January 4, 2005
Puneet Panda, a brilliant male dancer from USA (an ardent disciple of the Dhananjayans) performed for Bharatkalachar at 6 pm.
Puneet and Vishnu, another brilliant male dancer performed in Thiruvananthapuram the following week.

January 4, 2005
Bharatanatyam guru V P Dhananjayan was honored by the Madras Music Academy at their 78th annual conference and concerts, with the title of SANGEETA KALA ACHAARYA on 4th January 2005, 5 pm.

January 1, 2005
The Dhananjayans performed Bharatanaatyam on 1st January 2005 for the Music Academy as part of the 78th annual conference and concerts festival at 7.30pm.