Concluded Programmes - 2012
The Dhananjayans’ other engagements: Dec 2012
14-12-12 Received Narada Ganasabha “Naadabrahmam” award, 5.p.m
12-12-12 Talk to children at HLC school, 8.00 am
08-12-12 Presided over Pushkala’s student’s arangetram .
05-12-12 Chief guest. at Naadabrahmam festival inauguration.
04-12-12 Guest of honour at Vedavalli Amma’s music book release.
01-12-12 Chief guests at Rasika's ( daughter - Sandhya-Kiran) Arangetram, Bengaluru
December Art Festival Schedule
30-12-12 Harini Indrakrishnan at Hamsadwani, Adyar, 6.30 p.m
28 to 31-12-2012 The Dhananjayans and Dr.MGR Janaki College of Science
& Arts for women jointly presented BHARATA-NRUTHYOTSAVAM at Naatya
Mandapa, Dr.MGR Janaki College campus, Adyar.
Invitation ; Report
28-12-12 Sangeetha Balasingam, 6.30 p.m
29-12-12 K Sarveshan, 6.30 p.m
30-12-12 Dhriti Sooryakumar, 6.30 pm
31-12-12 Madhavi Reddy, 6.30 p.m
20-12-12 Sundarakanadam (Glory of Hanuman) by Pavithra Srinivasan, for TVG AIMA Art festival at Besant
Nagar Pillayar koil, 7.15 p.m
19-12-12 Shafeekudeen and Shabana for TVG AIMA festival at Besant Nagar Pillayar koil, 6.00 p.m
18-12-12 Ramanatakam at Sri Krishna Gaana Sabha, 7.30 p.m
16-12-12 Praseetha and Shivadas at Ayyappan koil, Mahalingapuram, 6.30.pm
16-12-12 Krishnanjali by Gopukiran at Besant Nagar Pillayar koil, 6.30 p.m
05-12-12 Pavithra Srinivasan at Bharatkalachar, 7.00p.m
November 27, 2012
Chief guest at YuvaLayam Music festival at TTD Tirupati -
valedictory address 5.30 p.m, Devasthanam Music college
November 17, 2012
Bharatanaatyam by PAVITHRA SRINIVASAN at Swami Dayananda Saraswathi's Ashram in Coimbatore.
November 10, 2012, 6pm
Deepaavali special show - The Dhananjayans & Bharatakalanjali presented scenes from SEETHAA-RAAMA KATHA (RAMANAATAKAM) at NCPA (National Center for performing arts) TATA theater, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
November1-4, 2012, 6.15 pm
Dharani Kalotsav 2012 Festival at Kerala Fine Arts Hall, Ernakulam
"108 Letters to the Editor" by VP Dhananjayan was released on the
inaugural day by Justice KT Thomas. First copy was
received by R.Balachandran.
VP Dhananjayan released the souvenir Dharani Kalotsav '12 by giving a copy to Shanta Dhananjayan.
October 28, 2012
Bharatakalanjali held the Vidyaarambham pooja and new admission on 28th.
October 22, 2012, 6 pm
“108 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR” book release by Hon Justice Hariharan
Nair and Sri.MA Baby ( Former Education Minister, Kerala Govt).
Regatta Cultural festival, Thiruvananthapuram
October 23, 2012, 6 pm
Bharatanaatyam by DIVYA SHIVASUNDAR at Regatta Festival, Thiruvananthapuram.
October 21, 2012, 6 pm
The Dhananjayans - chief guest at Bharatanaatyam Arangetram of Padmini Ramamchandran's student, Bangalore.
October 20, 2012
Bharatanaatyam presentation by Pavithra Srinivasan in Geneva, Switzerland.
October 18, 2012, 6 pm
Inauguration of Regatta Cultural Academy's 40th Anniversary ,
Thiruvananthapuram, along with KERALA Chief Minister OMMEN CHANDY.
October 15, 2012
Inauguration of the the All India Cultural meet organised by THE KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA (Central Government) by Dhananjayan.
October 14, 2012, 6.pm
the 20th death anniversary of its founder, Kathakali maestro, the late
Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, on Sunday, October 14, as
GURUSMARANADINAM (Homage to Gurus) by honouring leading performing
artists and gurus in Chennai.
The artists honoured - Guru T N Krishnan (Violin) and Guru Dhananjayans.
At Chandra Mandala, Spaces, No. 1 Elliot’s Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600 090
Dr. Vyjanthimaala Bali
awarding the plaque to Vidwan T.N.Krishnan (violin), The Dhananjayans
(Bharatanaatyam), Dr.Varma & Nalli Kuppuswamy (Patrons of art), Rajan
Poduval, son of Krishankutty Poduval and his daughter.
October 13, 2012, 5 pm
Sundara Kaandam, Bharatanaatyam presentation by Pavithra Srinivasan in Geneva, Switzerland.
Veena: Rajesh Vaidhya
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6.05 pm
“108 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR” - A book by Naatyaachaarya V.P.DHANANJAYAN
BHARATAKALANJALI & HAMSADHWANI (Cultural Organization ,
Adyar) jointly organised the book release function
AIKYA-BHAARATAM (a colourful FOLK & CLASSICAL variety entertainments
and followed by Bharatakalanjali students' programme.
The book was released by Ms JENNIFER A McINTYRE (Consul General, Chennai)
The first copy was received by: Dr.ANITA RATNAM (Bharatanaatyam Exponent & choreographer )
Felicitations by: Sri. R. SUNDAR (Secretary,.Hamsadhwani)
At Youth Hostel Auditorium, Second Avenue, Indiranagar, Adyar, Chennai 20.
September 22, 2012, 6.30 pm
Bharatanaatyam by Maya Vinayan at Raaga Sudha Hall, Mylapore
September 4-5, 2012
Inauguration by VP Dhananjayan of M.A Bharatanaatyam course & National Seminar (NATYAKELI - 2012)
Department of Bharatanaatyam, St.Theresa's College, Ernakulam
Saturday August 25, 2012
Bharatanaatyam by PAVITRA SRINIVASAN &
GOPUKIRAN 'BAANDHAVA BHARATAM for the annual festival series of NAATYARANGA at Narada Gaana Sabha.
Friday August 10, 2012 , 7.00pm
Bharatanaatyam by SANDHYA ESWAR for the Chennai Music academy SPIRIT OF YOUTH SERIES at the Music Academy mini hall.
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 6.30 pm
NRITTATARANGINI FOR IDA (INTERNATIONAL DANCE ALLIANCE) at
Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road,
Ripples of rhythm, a group presentation, specially choreographed for the India Festival in USSR in 1986 /87.
Exclusive Saahitya composed by Dr. Balamuralikrishna for his famous tillana music in Raaga Kadanakuthoohalam .
June 30 - August 3, 2012
*A HOME AWAY FROM HOME*
24th Natya Adyayana Gurukulam Conducted by the Fine Arts Society of Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram, Virginia, USA.
All level camp: July 1st to July 22nd 2012
Intermediate and Advanced level camp: July 22nd to July 31st 2012
* Naatya Adhyayana Instructors: The Dhananjayans, Padmarani Rasiah Cantu
* Assistant teacher: Kannan Rasiah
* Yoga Instructors: Swami Gurucharanananda Mataji, Swami Priyaananda Mataji
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June 17, 2012, 7 pm
AIKYA-BHAARATAM (UNTIED INDIA)
The Dhananjayans' BHARATAKALANJALI presented a colourful variety program "Aikyabhaaratam"
comprising of folk and classical dances pan Indian on 17th June
2012 (Sunday at 7pm) to commemorate the centenary year of the SGS Sabha
(Samyukta Gowda Saraswat Sabha).
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Ph: 28340775 / 2834 3804
1. Deepaanjali - 'Vandemaatharam': Ode to Bharatmaathaa (Group)
2. Shiva-natanam: (Kaalmaari aadiya Kanakasabhesa) (Solo Bharatanaatyam by Pavitra Srinivasan)
3. Garba: A Gujarathi folk with lighted pots (Group)
4. Dandiaya Raas: A Gujarathi folk with sticks (men & women group)
5. Kathakali (solo by Dhananjayan) - story of a Pregnant deer
6. Kurathi kummy: A folk lore from Tamizhnaadu (Group)
7. Kollaatta/kunitatta: a Folk stick dance from Karnataka (All men)
8. Santhal: A tribal folk -harvest dance of Bengal
9. Nrittaangahaaram: Bharatanaatyam by Pavitra, Shafeekudeen & Anand Satchidanand
10. Bhangada: Folk dance from Punjab (Group)
11. Bhaarata samudaayam vaazhgave!! - Bharateeyar song on Aikya Bhaaratam.
Musicians: Directed and conducted by Shanta Dhananjayan
Percussion instruments: Nagarajan
Stage light /Audio: Asokan.K, Elango Electricals, Mylapore
June 10, 2012, 6.30 pm
Bharatanaatyam by MAYA VINAYAN at Raagasudha Hall, Mylapore.
May 27 - June 3, 2012
SPIC MACAY ANNUAL CONVENTION AT SURATKAL (Mangalore) - Lecture / demonstrations and training sessions.
June 2, 2012, 6.30 pm
In celebration of 60 years,
Japan-India Diplomatic Relations, Bharatakalanjali presented
Bharatanaatyam performance by MICHIKO, Japanese ICCR scholarship student
at Raagasudha Hall, Mylapore, Chennai.
May 19-26, 2012
INTENSIVE BHARATANAATYAM SUMMER CLASSES from 19th to 26th May, 3 to 7
p.m with a short tea break. Directly under the Dhananjayans.
Abhinayadarpanam and allied theory subjects were included in the
Thai Chi exercise conducted by Sri. RANGA RAO.
View Slide Show ; Report
April 4 & 5, 2012
2 days Seminar & Workshop - Trissur & Eranakulam Kalabhaarati.
March 31, 2012
Seminar on Naatya organised by Poornima Ashok with the support of Govt of Karnataka, Dept of Culture at Bangalore.
March 24, 2012
Chief guests for Bharatanaatyam Arangetram of Kumari. VISALINI GUNATHAS at Auckland, New Zealand.
A BHARATAKALANJALI ALUMNI
PRESENTATION - Directed and choreographed by Verushka Pather
Dance Ballet Krsna Leela, part of Natya Ananda’s out reach
programs planned for March 2012 for Johannesburg and Zambia and then
Mauritius and India.
details and images
March 17, 2012, 6.30pm
Bharatanaatyam performance by one of the senior alumni
from Kyoto Japan
at RAGASUDHA HALL near Nageswara Park, Old No.85/2, New No.16, Luz Avenue Mylapore, Chennai-600 004.
March 15, 2012
Dhananjayan received K.T.Mohammad Puraskar “Abhinaya Kesari” at
the Palakkad, Malayala Bhaasha Paadasaala (Payyanur) award function.
March 11-14, 2012
Lecture demonstrations and workshop on Kalakshetra style of
Bharatanaatyam, salient features & significance at RLV Fine Arts
college Trippunithura, Kerala.
March 9, 2012
Inauguration of BHARATAM Seminar on ‘Suddha Nritta’ Trissur, Kerala . Coordinated by GS Paul.
February 28, 2012, 6 pm
Memorial Lecture by
V.P.Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan at "REMEMBERING RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE" organized by Potti Sriramulu
Venue: Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao Kalamandiram, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Nampally, Hyderabad.
Feb 25, 2012, 7.15pm
Bharatanatyam recital by Pavithra Srinivasan
at the 112th Dance
Festival, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha.
Venue: R.K.Swami Hall, Mylapore,
Feb 5, 2012: THYAAGARAJA YOGA VAIBHAVAM, Narada Gana Sabha, 6.05pm.
Feb 17 , 2012 : Bharatakalanjali students program, RK Swamy Hall, 6.30pm
Seasons' schedule 2012
- Jan 1 , 2012 : Pavitra S, Narada Gana Sabha, 2pm
- Jan 2 , 2012 : Shoba Narayanan, AIMA Pillayarkoil, Besant Nagar, 6.30pm
- Jan 4 , 2012 : Madhavi Chandran, Music Academy, 10am
- Jan 7 , 2012 : Venkatakrishnan / Anita Seth & Uttio, Pillayarkoil, Besant Nagar, 6pm.