Concluded Programmes - 2012


The Dhananjayans’ other engagements:  Dec 2012

14-12-12  Received  Narada Ganasabha “Naadabrahmam” award, 5.p.m
     Invitation
     http://www.sabhash.com/news/83/nada-brahmam-title-for-dhananjayans.htm

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
     Invitation

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 auditorium.


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.
Invitation


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.
Details


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.
Invitation


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 
Kalasagar, commemorated 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

Flyer


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
Invitation


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 preceded by
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.
Invitation



September 22, 2012, 6.30 pm 
Bharatanaatyam by Maya Vinayan at Raaga Sudha Hall, Mylapore 
Invitation


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
View Details


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, Alwarpet.      
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
Contact:  fasyogaville@hotmail.com  / prcan2@gmail.com
Ph: 804 262 6281
Telefax: 434 969 3210

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).
#55 (old # 16) Habibullah Road, TNagar, chennai-17
Ph: 28340775 / 2834 3804

Items:
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
Vocal: Sasidharan
Percussion instruments: Nagarajan
Flute: Muthukumar 
Violin: Rijesh
Chennda: Suresh         
Stage light /Audio: Asokan.K, Elango Electricals, Mylapore
Video:  Ayyappan


June 10, 2012, 6.30 pm
Bharatanaatyam by  MAYA VINAYAN at Raagasudha Hall, Mylapore.
Flyer

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.
Flyer

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 curriculum.
Thai Chi exercise conducted by  Sri. RANGA RAO.
View Slide Show  ; Report

May 12, 2012
VASANTHOLSAVAM ; Sita Raama Katha at Poonkunnam Sriraama Kshetram, Trissur , Kerala

May 19, 2012

"SUDDHA BHARATAM" - Bharatanaatyam feature by The Dhananjayans, Pavithra Srinivasan & Divya Shivasundar at Chembur Fine Arts Society, Mumbai 
Bharatanaatyam feature by The Dhananjayans, Pavithra Srinivasan & Divya Shivasundar
Kathakali by Kalamandalam

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.


March 2012
A BHARATAKALANJALI ALUMNI PRESENTATION - Directed and choreographed by Verushka Pather
The 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.
View details and images

March 20, 2012
Esplanade in association with Apsaras Arts presented - Face to face with the Dhananjayans in RAGA, Dialogue in dance


March 17, 2012, 6.30pm
Bharatanaatyam performance by one of the senior alumni DAYA TOMIKO 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.

March 4, 2012, 6.05pm
Arangetram of Naomi Saiki , student of Daya Tomiko, Japan
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai
About Naomi Saiki

February 28, 2012, 6 pm
Memorial Lecture by V.P.Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan at "REMEMBERING RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE" organized by Potti Sriramulu Telugu University.
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, Chennai.


February 2012

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.