Programmes - 2006
September11, 12, 2006
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.
V.P. & Shanta Dhananjayan
12, 2006 at The Music Academy
of the production, reviews & photo
Tour of the
production involving about 16 highly skilled dancers - USA & Canada
from September 21 - November 19, 2006.
& details: http://www.thehorizons.com/cca/currentitineraryevent.htm
In the News
| Uma Ganesan
Cleveland Cultural Alliance
Fax: 044 2491
14 & 15 2006
honored the Dhananjayans.
Dance Alliance (I.D.A), Chennai chapter 20th Anniversary celebrations at
the Dhananjayans on 14th August - presided by N.Ram, the Editor, The Hindu
and the chief guest: US Consul General, Chennai
15TH Aug, The Dhananjayans and other senior stalwarts performed for IDA.
1 - August 6 2006
Naatya Gurukulam camp Yogaville, Fine Arts
: 434 969 3210 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
13, 2006, 7pm
for WASHINGTON SMITHOSNIAN INSTITUTE, with the painting exhibition on “
Kings & Queens of India”.
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.
Ramesh from Muscat did a show in honour of the Dhananjayans titled "Sri
Gurubhyonamaha" at Music Academy.
very well attended lecture demonstration on 18th for Natyaranga Narada
Gana Sabha. Subject - "Emotions in motions".
Rajagopalan and M.Venkatakrishnan, disciples of the Dhananjayans performed
at Natyaranga Narada Gana Sabha.
Bharatam in London
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)
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.
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.
Bharatam was presented for the World Tamizh conference in Washington on
9th July 2005.
(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
Vaibhavam by the Dhananjayans at Narada Gana Sabha, 6.30pm.
presided over & inaugurated the Kinkini Festival, Bangalore.
- Chief guests for Mukundan-Vijaya's Salangai Anniversary function, Trichy.
by Verushka Moodley (SF) at Pillayar Koil, Besant Nagar, 6.30 to 8pm.
by Kavita Venkatesh (SA) at Pillayar Koil, Besant Nagar at 6.30pm, conducted
by Anusha Narendrakumar.
of Rathika Suresh's students at Rani Seethai Hall at 6.00pm.
27, 31, 2005 & January 1, 2006
& 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
and choreography: By THE DHANANJAYANS
Mahakavi Bharatiyar & Muthukannappan(Tamil pulavar)
: Kalaiarasan & Sasidaran (Bharatakalanjali musicians) under the direction
of the Dhananjayans
27TH DEC 8.00 P.M Gnanananda Hall TTK
same program was presented :
31st Dec at Coimbatore by Roots India
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1st January Dharani, Cochin Kerala Fine
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dedicated to: H.H.Swami Satchidananda
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