& Bharatakalanjali performances for the December Season December
31: The Dhananjayans perform for Narada Gana Sabha, 7.30pm
28: The Dhananjayans perform Bhakti Maargam for Brahma Gana Sabha,
Sivagami Pethachi auditorium, 7pm
27: The dhananjayans receive the Award of Excellence from Kartik Fine
Arts, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 9.30am
27: Anita Ranjini from USA - for AIMA, Besant Nagar Pillayar Koil,
Sarma's student and one of our student in Yogaville FAS summer camps.
26: Shoba Sharma - Narada Gana Sabha, 2pm
of our senior most disciples who was in lime light in Chennai in the 70s
and 80's. She is performing in Chennai after a long gap of nearly 12 years.
She is a stunning Bharatanaatyam dancer, who would have ruled the stage
had she been in Chennai. She is quite a celebrity in the US especially
in the East coast. (NY, Phil, DC etc)
23: Divya Siva - Besant Nagar Pillayar Koil, 7-9pm
presents Divya Siva (senior disciple of The Dhananjayans, winner of this
year's YUVAKALA BHAARATI AWARD FROM BHARATA KALACHAR) (DO NOT MISS
22: V.P.Dhananjayan inaugurates TVG's AIMA, Besant Nagar Pillayar Koil,
address on 'ART MANAGEMENT' - problems & solutions.
19: Gopukiran - Narada Gana Sabha, 2pm
of the best "Nartaka" Bharatanaatyam male dancer in the city today.
A totally dedicated professional artiste. He is doing the lead role in
our new production 'Srikrishna Jananam' on January 7th 2009 at Music Academy.
19: Sringar-an ode to beauty - Savera Hotel, 10am
visual presentation by Smt. Rupa Gopal with Dhananjayan's 'Kasturi Tilakam',
12: Release of Documentary film(DVD) by Radhika Shurajit, Bharat Kalachar,
of Documentary film (DVD) by Radhika Shurajit on THE DHANANJAYANS by Hon
Home Minister P.CHIDAMBARAM.
26- 30, 2008 January
7, 2009 SRIKRISHNA
JANANAM, a new production commemorating the 40th anniversary of Bharatakalanjali
was premiered for ISKCON, Bangalore for their annual Festival from November
26th to 30th. (Scenes from Ramanatakam & Thyaagaraaja Vaibhavam also
were staged in the ISKCON festival on 27th & 28th Nov).
by Bharatakalanajli under partial funding from ISKCON.
direction & production co-ordination: Naatyaachaarya V.P.Dhananjayan
Prof. A. Janardhanan (former Principle artiste and Principal of Kalakshetra,
composition: Mysore S. Rajaram (former Director, Kalakshetra, Chennai
Bharatakalanjali Artistes & Graduates from Kalakshetra, Chennai
PERFORMANCE ON 26TH NOVEMBER FOR ISKCON , BANGALORE REPEAT
PERFORMANCE FOR MADRAS MUSIC ACADEMY ON 7TH JANUARY 2009. Photo
28 - November 9, 2008 The
Dhananjayans' toured USA with BHAKTI-MAARGAM
legends of an ancient tradition, The Dhananjayans were on their "farewell"
tour of North America with one of their senior and prominent disciples,
Padmarani Rasiah Cantu (Artistic Director FAS Yogaville and selected Artiste
in the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tour Directory).
Dhananjayans presented BHAKTI MAARGAM (The path of devotion) in the best
traditions of Bharatanaatyam. The presentation consisted of a traditional
Maargam repertoire featuring the best of their fifty years of artistic
excellence in choreography.
11, 2008, 7.30pm Natya
Kala Performing Arts presented Poetry in Motion by Verushka Pather and
Manesh Maharaj, dancers trained at Bharatakalanjali, South Africa at the
28 - Aug 3, 2008 Yogaville
Fine Arts Society's (FAS) 20th year Naatya Adhyayana Gurukulam Summer
Camp 2008 Details
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(Saturday) 6 to 8.30pm Naatyarangam
(NGS Naatya wing) presented SWAPNA SRIDHARAN, JYOTSNA & ARCHANA in
a Bharatanaatyam performance.
Narada Gana Sabha mini hall.
7, 2008 Bharatakalanjali
artistes presented a few folk items from the "Aikya Bharatam" repertoire
at Narada Gana sabha for the celebration of 250th episode of JAYA
TV's "TA-KA-DHI-MI-TA" directed by Bharatakalanjali's senior most
alumni Smt. Radhika Shurjit. This was a mega event represented by
all institutions and stalwarts in the field who have appeared in this very
successful TV show in Jaya TV channel on every Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
27, 2008 Kathakali
Puraskaram 08 to Kalamandalam Gopi Asaan: Shanta
& Dhananjayan with Divya shiva & Gopu Kiran (senior disciples
of the Dhananjayans) gave a Bharatanaatyam performance under the
auspices of Kerala Kalamandalam on the occasion of the Annual 'Kathakali
Puraskaaram" given by the Government of Kerala, Dept of art &
Culture. The program was attended by Hon Minister M.A.Baby, Rev Minister
Rajendran, Film actor Mohanlal, Poet O.M.V Kurup, Dr. Paulose (VC Kalamandalam)
and several other very prominent luminaries in the art & cultural field.
The program was held in the renovated Regional theater of Kerala Sangeeta
Nataka Academy, on 27th May 08.
24, 2008 GANA
MUKUNDAPRIYA TRUST, dedicated to the cause of educating public through
Music and Naatya organised a series of Lecture demonstrations on the aspects
of Naatya & Sangeetam. The first in the series, spread over a period
of one year was inaugurated on Sunday, 24th February 08 at 10.30am to 1
noon at R.K.Swamy Hall, 5, SundareswararKoil Street, Mylapore. Naatyaachaarya
Sri. V.P.Dhananjayan inaugurated the series with his keynote address on
ART IN EDUCATION (Naatya-the living art-facts & fictions). All art
enthusiasts, educationalists and all students benefited by this educative
lecture series. The co-ordinator/convener for this educational program
was smt.Divyasena Haribabu, exponent of Bharatanaatyam.
more details contact Sri. Gopalakrishnan Ph: 24613503 Cell: 9884581501
7, 2008 Aikya
Bhaaratam for International Trade Conference.
29 2008, 6 pm Bharatanaatyam
performance by Arthi & Jyotsna at Thyagabhrahama Gana Sabha, Vanimahal
G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar.
Season programs for Jan 2008 Jan
2, 2008: Anitha Ranjini performs at Rani Seethai Hall, Gemini Circle,
Anna Salai for
Kalarasana (Check timings)
4, 2008, 6 to 7 pm: Bharatakalanjali variety program at Taj Coromandal
for a wedding reception.
5, 2008, 6.30pm: Saranya Ravi's Arangetram at Narada Gana Sabha Mini
6, 2008, 7 to 8.30pm: Bhartanaatyam by Anitha Ranjini, a Bharatakalanjali
presentation at Besant Nagar Pillayar Koil.
7, 2008, 6pm: Lavanya Raghuraman in ‘Alchemy of Opposites,’ a Bharatanaatyam
exploration choreographed by the Dhananjayans, for Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
7, 2008, 6 to 7pm: Bharatanaatyam by Sangeetha Balasingam (London)
at Besant Nagar Pillayar Koil.
7, 2008, 7.15 to 8.30pm: Bharatanaatyam by Venkatakrishnan at Besant
Nagar Pillayar Koil.
8, 2008, 4pm: Manjula Amaresh, for Kartik Fine Arts, Bharatiya Vidya
9, 2008, 6.00pm: Anusha & Narendrakumar at Narada Gana Sabha Mini
13, 2008: Sreelatha Vinod, for Mylapore Fine Arts Club (Check timings)
19, 2008: Renuka Venu (Rincy), Bharatanaatyam performance at Thiruvananthapuram.