Concluded Programmes - 2006

September11, 12,

Ekaantha Seetha... a lonely furrow
a true dance drama, with dance, music and drama as intrinsic components. The Dhananjayans and Rathna actively communicated with the audience in their colorful roles as musicians, narrators and dancers, using both English and Indian languages.

Choreography: V.P. & Shanta Dhananjayan
Music Composer: Professor T.V.Gopalakrishnan

September 11, 2006
September 12, 2006 at The Music Academy

Details of the production, reviews & photo album.

Tour of the production involving about 16 highly skilled dancers - USA & Canada from September 21 - November 19, 2006.
View Itinerary & details:

In the News - India ; International

Uma Ganesan (India)
President, Cleveland Cultural Alliance
Fax: 044 2491 2682
Poonam Punwani (US)
Phone: 440-349-2513

August 14 & 15 2006
IDA honored the Dhananjayans.
International Dance Alliance (I.D.A), Chennai chapter 20th Anniversary celebrations at Music Academy.
Honoured the Dhananjayans on 14th August - presided by N.Ram, the Editor, The Hindu and the chief guest: US Consul General, Chennai
On 15TH Aug, The Dhananjayans and other senior stalwarts performed for IDA.

July 1 - August 6 2006
Annual Naatya Gurukulam camp Yogaville, Fine Arts Society. Virginia.
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July 13, 2006, 7pm
The Dhananjayans performed for WASHINGTON SMITHOSNIAN INSTITUTE, with the painting exhibition on “ Kings & Queens of India”.
Venue: Meyer Auditorium

India's legendary dance couple, V. P. and Shanta Dhananjayan, demonstrated how the classical South Indian dance form bharata-natyam conveys a character's important qualities. They focus on royalty in Indian history: Emperor Ashoka the Great, who converted to Buddhism in the third century B.C.E.; his daughter Sanghamitra; and Rani Laxmibai, a nineteenth-century warrior queen of Jhansi who died fighting the British.

June 24, 2006
Pramila Ramesh from Muscat did a show in honour of the Dhananjayans titled "Sri Gurubhyonamaha" at Music Academy.

June 18, 2006
a very well attended lecture demonstration on 18th for Natyaranga Narada Gana Sabha. Subject - "Emotions in motions".

June 17, 2006
Sabhashini Rajagopalan and M.Venkatakrishnan, disciples of the Dhananjayans performed at Natyaranga Narada Gana Sabha.

June 3, 2006
Thirukkural Bharatam in London

"Thirukkural Bharatam" choreographed by The Dhananjayans and produced and performed by the Pathmarajah sisters - Kavita, Meera & Anjana - was presented in London and a few other cities in Europe under the auspices of "VISIONS"(UK)

The European premier took place in the prestigious theater LOGAN HALL on 3rd June 06. This presentation was a fund raising event for children's educational charities in India and Sri Lanka and Sri Nandalala Seva Samithi Trust in London was one of the collaborators in this event.

Sri. V.P.Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan were the guest of honour for this event to flag off the "Thirukkural Bharatam " in Europe. June 3rd program marked the 10th performance of Thirukkural Bharatam since it's great successful world premier last year in Chennai on 11th and 12th June 05.
Thirukkural Bharatam was presented for the World Tamizh conference in Washington on 9th July 2005.

April 22, 2006
Bhaaskara (Art & Education Trust) and Bharatakalaanjali, Chennai jointly presented Thevaki K(Devaki) and Sulogini K (Sulochani) in their maiden performance of Bharatanaatyam on 22nd April 2006 Sunday at 7 to 8.30 pm, Varasiddhi Vinayakar Koil, Besant Nagar, Adyar. Thevaki and Sulogini have been undergoing intensive training under the scholarship scheme of the Bhaaskara (Art & Education Trust) for the last three years Both of them are from the orphanages Jeevajothy & St. John's Girls Home Batticola, Srilanka and sponsored from the special endowment fund provided by Dr. Pathamarajah family. Rev. Fr. Jeyanesan (St.John's Church) and Mr. Ilanko (Founder Director, Jeeva Jothi children's home, Battikola Srilanka) were the guests of honour.

February 12, 2006
Thyagaraja Vaibhavam by the Dhananjayans at Narada Gana Sabha, 6.30pm.

January 19, 2006
Dhananjayans presided over & inaugurated the Kinkini Festival, Bangalore.

January 16, 2006
Inauguration - Chief guests for Mukundan-Vijaya's Salangai Anniversary function, Trichy.

January 12, 2006
Performance by Verushka Moodley (SF) at Pillayar Koil, Besant Nagar, 6.30 to 8pm.

January 8, 2006
Performance by Kavita Venkatesh (SA) at Pillayar Koil, Besant Nagar at 6.30pm, conducted by Anusha Narendrakumar.

January 7, 2006
Arangetram of Rathika Suresh's students at Rani Seethai Hall at 6.00pm.

December 27, 31, 2005 & January 1, 2006
BHARATAKALANJALI & FINE ARTS SOCIETY, YOGAVILLE, VIRGINIA, USA jointly presented a unique ecumenical thematic Naatya presentation SATYAM SIVAM SUNDARAM, based on the teachings of H.H.Swami Satchidananda "Truth is one, paths are many" by an excellent team of Bharatanaatyam artistes trained in FAS Yogaville by The Dhananjayans and their prime disciple Padmarani Rasaih Canto under the auspices of Narada Gana Sabha (Chennai) as part of the December Art Festival 2005.
Concept and choreography: By THE DHANANJAYANS
Lyrics: Mahakavi Bharatiyar & Muthukannappan(Tamil pulavar)
Music : Kalaiarasan & Sasidaran (Bharatakalanjali musicians) under the direction of the Dhananjayans

ON 27TH DEC 8.00 P.M Gnanananda Hall TTK Rd Chennai-18

The same program was presented :
On 31st Dec at Coimbatore by Roots India Ltd (Contact: 0422+2332100)
On 1st January Dharani, Cochin Kerala Fine Arts auditorium(contact: Shyamala Surendran 0484 2401143

Program dedicated to: H.H.Swami Satchidananda
With best compliments from: EXPO FREIGHT PVT LTD

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