Concluded Programmes - 2009


THE DHANANJAYANS' & BHARATAKALANJALI PROGRAMS DURING THIS SEASON DECEMBER - JANUARY 2009-10


19-12-09: BHARATKALAACHAR; 5.00 p.m Bharatanaatyam by The Dhananjayans

20-12-09: KRISHNA GAANA SABHA 7.30 p.m Bharatanaatyam by The Dhananjayans

22-12-09: CHENNAYIL THIRUVAIYAR, KAMARAJAR ARANGAM TENAMPET CONGRESS GROUND, 6.00 p.m (Check time) Nritya Tarangini (Group)

24-12-09: THYAGABRAHMA GAANA SABHA VANI MAHAL 6.00 p.m (Check time) Nritya Tarangini (Group)

26-12-09: KARTHIK FINE ARTS at BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, lec-dem on 'The love birds of Brindavan' by The Dhananjayans for Natya Darshan seminar, 10am

26-12-09: PADMASARANGAPANI CULTURAL ACADEMY Virugambakkam 6.p.m (Check time)

27-12-09: KRISHNA GAANA SABHA, NAATYAKALA CONFERENCE LECTURE /DEMONSTRATION - KALAKSHETRA LEGACY - DANCE LIKE MAN 10-11 am

17-01-10): EPOCH MAKING EVENT - ENCOUNTER WITH DHANANJAYANS, ANIL SRINIVASAN (Piano), SIKKIL GURUCHARAN (Vocal) fund raiser for RASA ( for challenged children)


BHARATAKALANJALI STUDENTS’ BHARATANAATYAM PERFORMANCES:

25-11-09: KALAPRADARSHINI FESTIVAL BHAVAN MYLAPORE 6.30 p.m - VIJNARANI

30-11-09: BHARATKALACHAR - Ramayana SUNDARAKANDAM 7.15 p.m - PAVITRA SRINIVASAN

02-12-09: NAADHABRAHMAM DAKSHINAMURTHY AUDITORIM, MYLAPORE: 6 pm - MADHAVI CHANDRAN

04-12-09: RAGASUDHA MYLAPORE 6.30 p.m - SUNDARAKANDAM BY PAVITRA SRINIVASAN

05-12-09: KRISHNANJALI, BESANT NGR PILLAYAR KOIL 6 p.m - UTHIO BARUA

06-12-09: NAADHABHRAHMAM DAKSHINAMURTHY AUDITORIM, MYLAPORE 5.30 p.m - SUNDARAKANDAM BY PAVITRA SRINIVASAN

06-12-09: KRISHNANJALI, BESANT NGR PILLAYAR KOIL 6 p.m - SHAFEEKUDEEN

17-12-09: NARADA GAANA SABHA TTK ROAD 2 p.m - DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPPU

25-12-09: AIMA FESTIVAL BESANT NAGAR PILLAYAR KOIL 7 p.m - DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPPU

29-12-09: AIMA FESTIVAL BESANT NAGAR PILLAYAR KOIL 5.p.m - MADHAVI CHANDRAN

30-12-09: AIMA FESTIVAL BESANT NAGAR PILLAYAR KOIL 5.p.m - TRUPTI PERIERA

30-12-09: VIPANCHEE R.K.SWAMY HALL, MYLAPORE 6.30 p.m - KEERTHI PANICKER

01, 03, 04, Jan 10: KAKINADA and VISHAKAPATTNAM, A.P - DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPPU

02-01-10: BRAHMA GAANA SABHA PATHACHI AUDITORIUM, LUZ CHURCH ROAD 6.00 p.m (check time) - SHOBA SHARMA

03-01-10: NARADA GANA SABHA, MYLAPORE 9:30 a.m - CLEVELAND TYAGARAJA ARADHANA AWARD WINNER PERFORMANCE BY SHOBA NARAYANAN*

4-01-10 KARTHIK FINE ARTS at DAKSHINAMURTHY AUDITORIUM 6.00 p.m - "BHARATI-MAARGAM" BY SHOBANA BHALCHANDRA

04-01-10: KARTIK FINE ARTS, BHAVAN MYLAPORE 7.30 p.m - SHOBA SHARMA

05-01-10: SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA, VANI MAHAL, T.NAGAR 6.30 p.m - SHOBA NARAYANAN*

07-01-10: KARTIK FINE ARTS, DAKSHINAMURTHY AUDITORIUM, P. S. HIGH SCHOOL, MYLAPORE 6.00 p.m - SHOBA NARAYANAN*

08-01-10: BESANT NAGAR PILLAYAR KOIL 7 p.m - AISWARYA SRIRAM**

10-01-10: KIRANS RASIKA ACADEMY, SEVASADAN, MALLESWARAM, BANGALORE 6.00 p.m - AISWARYA SRIRAM**

11-01-10: MYLAPORE FINE ARTS OLIVER ROAD 6.00 p.m (check time) - DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPPU

* Shobha Narayan (a student of Shobha Sharma) and regular attendee of the Dhananjayans' Yogaville Gurukulam is the winner of this year's Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana competition in Bharatanaatyam.

** Aiswarya Sriram is a student of Padmarani Cantu and a regular attendee of the Dhananjayans' Yogaville Gurukulam in Virginia.

For more details call: Bharatakalanjali 044+24911125 or the respective Sabha / Organisation and refer The Hindu or Sruti magazine (November issue) or kutcheribuzz.com.

November 15 & 16, 2009
Performances at Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha, Mattunga, Mumbai
15th Nov: NRUTYA-TARANGINI
16th Nov: SHAKTI-PRABHAAVAM & BHAKTI-PRAVAAHAM.

Read review featured in narthaki.com
The dramatics of the Dhananjayans by A Seshan.

November 14, 2009
KVN's day - Saturday, 14th November 09
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha
Time: 6.00 pm

THE DHANANJAYANS & SREELATHA VINOD presented "ENNA TAVAM SEIDANAI" (KVN's choice items) in BHARATANAATYAM. As in every case The Dhananjayans always believed in learning the songs directly from the maestros and the songs they presented were taught by KVN to the Bharatakalanjali musicians, especially through KVN's disciple late Reji George. This presentation was a few of KVN's and Dhananjayans' master pieces in action.

SREELATHA VINOD, one of the senior most disciples of the Dhananjayans joined them in paying tribute to the maestro by presenting her forte item 'Suma Saayaka' (Varnam) composed by Dhananjayans.

The Schedule.

November 6 - 8, 2009
The Bharatakalanjali troupe participated in the Soorya Festival in Kuala Lumpur (Nov 6 & 7th) and Singapore (Nov 8th).
6 Nov 2009 (Fri), 8pm: Dewan, Hamsa, Klang
7 Nov 2009 (Sat), 7:30pm: MAS Auditorium, Kelana Jaya
8 Nov 2009 (Sun), 6:30pm: Singapore, Conference Hall, Singapore

View the Soorya Festival poster

October 10, 18, 24, 2009
NAATYANJALI, Sydney (Australia) organized a festival of Bharatanaatyam, inaugurating with the performing tour of The Dhananjayans and their senior artistes disciples Seetha Sasidharan, Divya Sivasundar, Gopukiran & Lavanya Raghuraman and accompanying musicians N. Sasidaran (Vocal), P.Rameshbabu (Mridangam) and R.Kalaiarasan (violin). This Indian festival of classical arts was supported by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.

Oct 10 - Perth, Penrhos Performing Arts Centre
Oct 18 - Melbourne, Drum Theater, Dandenong
Oct 24 - Sydney, THE EVEREST THEATER, SEYMORE THEATER CENTER , 6pm

Workshop in Melbourne (Oct 13 – 17, 2009)
Dhanajayans and the senior dancers from Bharatakalanjali conducted dance workshops in Melbourne for five days from Tuesday 13 October to Friday 17 October 2009. The participants had a unique opportunity to learn new dance pieces to add to their repertoire. Please contact Jessie Thavarajah on 0401 145 646 (BH) or email jesildaf@hotmail.com.
Venue: Glen Waverley Primary School, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150

Workshop in Sydney (Oct 20 – 23, 2009)
Dhananjayans and their senior students conducted dance workshops in Sydney for four days.
Venue: Dundas Community Centre (21 Sturt St, Telopea NSW 2117)
Please contact the organizer for details.
e-mail: natyanjaliaustralia@gmail.com

View the invitation

September 5, 2009
Arangetram of Tanvi Bhaskar

At: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Singapore

Five generation of Kalakshetra lineage: (1) Prof N.S.Jayalakshmi (The Dhananjayans' teacher) (2) The Dhananjayans (Minal Prabhu's teachers ) (3) Minal Prabhu ( Gayatri's teacher) (4) Gayatri (Tanvi's teacher) and (5) Tanvi.

August 27, 2009
Dhananjayan premiered "BHEESHMA", for Naatyaranga, a dance wing of Narada Gana Sabha.
The Story of Bheeshma is set as a flash back narration by Gangadevi, Bheeshma's mother.
Details - Reviews - Photo Album of Bheeshma

July 8th to August 3rd 2009
THE FINE ARTS SOCIETY OF YOGAVILLE, VIRGINIA USA CONDUCTED THE 21ST ANNUAL BHARATA-NAATYA ADHYAYANA GURUKUALM

The Gurukulam camp was from July 8th to August 3rd 2009
1st camp - (All level)
July 8th - July 25th (18 days)

2nd camp - (Intermediate & Senior)
July 25th - August 3rd - (10 days)

Annual Gurukulam camp at Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram is a ‘HOME AWAY FROM HOME” .

For more details kindly contact
Rukmini Rasiah (President Fine Arts Society)
Telefax: 434 969 3210
email: fasyogaville@hotmail.com

Padma Cantu (Artistic Director)
Ph: 804-262-6281
email: prcan2@gmail.com

For more details click
General information
1st camp Course details
1st camp Registration
2nd camp Course details & Registration

Previous camps

April 24, 2009
"Stree Raama Nirikshanam" was presented on 24th April 09 in Muscat, Oman by Nrityanjali, Oman. PRAMILA RAMESH, one of the dedicated disciples of the Dhananjayans presented a mega production in honour of her Gurus and celebrating the annual day of her Nrityanjali School of Naatya in Muscat, Oman.

Report and images of the event

April 12, 2009
CLEVELAND THYAGARAJA AARAADHANA COMMITTEE HONORed SENIOR ARTISTES WITH THEIR ANNUAL 'RATHNAAKARA AWARDS.
THE DHANANJAYANS RECEIVED NRITYA RATHNAAKARA ON APRIL 11TH .
THE SPECIAL FEATURE ON 12TH APRIL:
Gopalakrishna Bharati's NANDANAAR CHARITAM was presented as an opera singing by senior concert musicians with Naatyaachaarya Dhananjayan's Abhinaya (expressive interpretations) for some of the popular Padams.
This special evening program was a unique experience to the connoisseurs who attended this years Aaraadhana celebrations in Cleveland.

6:30pm - 07:00pm Felicitation function
Prof S. Ramachandran, Vice- Chancellor, University of Madras presided

Sri M. S. Gopalakrishnan - Sangeetha Rathnakara
Sri A. K. Palanivel - Sangeetha Rathnakara
Smt. Suguna Purushothaman - Sangeetha Kalasagaram
Sri V. P. & Smt. Shantha Dhananjayan - Nrithya Rathnakara
Smt. Parasala Ponnamma - Acharya Rathnakara
Sri B. M. Sundaram - Seva Rathna
Sri A. Vijayaraghavan of Los Angeles, CA - Kala Seva Mani
Smt. Vasantha Krishnan, Montreal - Nrithya Seva Mani
Sri Jay Shankar Balan, Detroit, MI - Best Teacher Award
Smt. Seetha Rajan - Semmangudi Memorial Award
Palai Sri C. K. Ramachandran - Semmangudi Memorial Award
Sri V. Subrahmaniam - Semmangudi Memorial Award

06:45pm
Sri Gopalakrishna Bharathi's Nandan Charithram Geetha Nrithyam
Sri V. P. Dhananjayan (Nrithyam)
Smt. Shantha Dhananjayan (Nrithyam)
Acharya Rathnakara Smt. Suguna Varadachary (Geetham)
Dr. Premeela Gurumurthy (Geetham)
Smt. S. Sowmya (Geetham)
Smt. Gayathri Venkataraghavan (Geetham)
Sri B. Balasubrahmaniam (Geetham)
Sri K. N. Shashikiran (Geetham)
Sri P. Ganesh (Geetham)
Sri V. Manimaran (Geetham)
Sri R. K. Shreeramkumar (Violin)
Sri R.Thyagarajan (Flute)
Smt. Jayalakshmi Sekhar (Veenai)
Neyveli Sri Narayanan (Mridangam)
Sri Ravi Balasubramaniam (Ghatam)
Toronto Sri Karthik Venkataraman (Kanjeera)
Smt. Subhasri Thanikachalam (Jaya TV) (Anchor)

January-February 2009
February 28, 2009: MYSORE SRI LALITHAKALA ACADEMY FOUNDATION TRUST (Center for performing arts) HONOURED THE DHANANJAYANS WITH THE PRESTIGIOUS "RUKMINIDEVI MEMORIAL AWARD"
 
February 19, 2009: THIRUVARUR (Thyagesa koil, Tamilzhnaadu) Naatyaanjali Festival THE DHANANJAYANS inaugurated the festival & Bharatakalanjali troupe performed

January 10, 2009: The Dhananjayans presented Bhakti Maargam, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 7.30pm

January 8, 2009: THE DHANANJAYANS received the PADMA SAADHANA AWARD from PADMA SARANGAPANI CULTURAL ACADEMY, 5.45p.m, Padma Sarangapani Kalamandapam, Viruganbakkam, Chennai 92

January 7, 2009: Shijit Krishna, Music Academy, 11.30am
Shanta Dhananjayan conducted the program.

January 7, 2009: The Dhananjayans’ new production SRIKRISHNA JANANAM premiered at Music Academy, 7.30pm

January 5, 2009: Sreelatha Vinod, Music Academy, 6pm
Shanta Dhananjayan conducted the program.

January 3, 2009: Shoba Narayanan, Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Mylapore, Chennai, 5.45pm

January 3, 2009: Srikrupa Raghuraman, Indian Fine Arts Society, German Hall T.Nagar

January 2, 2009: Shoba Narayanan, Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai, 4.30pm
Disciple of Shoba Sharma (disciple of Naatyacharyas Dhananjayans)

January 1, 2009: Lavanya Raghuraman received the award "Natyachudar' from Kartik Fine Arts, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4.30pm