Concluded Programmes - 2015

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December 31, 2015
Gangaa-maargam by Anuradha Murali &Group, Narada Gaana Sabha, 1.30pm

December 29, 2015
Pavithra Srinivasan, SSS college, Kaladi, Kerala

December 27, 2015
Gangamaargam by Anuradha Murali, Bengaluru

December 26, 2015
Nrutya darshan by VPD/CPS & group, Kalakshetra Art festival, 6.30pm

December 24, 2015
Nritya Darashan, Radha Sreedhar, Bangalore 

December 23, 2015
Lec/dem Melappadam by VPD, Music academy, 7.30am

December 22, 2015
Performance by Divya Shiva, Karthik Fine Arts, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai,4.30 p.m

December 21, 2015
Performance by Divya shiva, Narada Gana Sabha, 1.00pm

December 20, 2015
Nritya Darshan, Naarada gana sabha, 7pm

December 11 & 12, 2015

Inauguration and award presentation on the 11th and performance on the 12th by The Dhananjayans with their disciples Shafeedudeen and Shabena Shafeekudeen for the Kalyana Krishna 10th  Nrithya Sangeetha Utsav-2015
At: Changampuzha Samskarika Kendra Stage, Edapally, Kochi
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December 3, 2015, 6pm
Brahma Gaana Sabha honoured The Dhananjayans with their annual Award & Title NAATYA PADMAM during the annual Art festival inauguration function.
At: Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai

November 24, 2015
Srinidhi, 10th anniversary (Divya Kasturi), Pethachi auditorium, Luz Church road, Mylapore, Chennai, 6.30 pm

November 19, 2015

CORCON 2015  presented a colourful educative entertainment for the delegates of the Conference CORCON 2015 at World Trade Center, Chennai, 6.30pm
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November 15, 2015
inauguration of Anita Guha’s Bharathanjali Festival - 25th anniversary

November 14, 2015, 6.30pm

Arangetram  of Sukanya Paneerselvam at Muthamizh Peravai, TN Rajarathinam Pillai auditorium, Near Adyar bridge
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November 8, 2015

SARADHI, Cultural Organisation & Art institute, Chennai bestowed the title & honour BHARATAKALA SRESHTA at Bharateeya Vidya Bhavan auditorium, Mylapore  on 8th November,  6.00pm .  They received the award from Sri.M.K.Narayan, Former Governor of West Bengal followed by Nritya Darashan, performance. Also seen in the photos - Kala Sasikumar, the founder of  Saradhi.

November 1 - 3, 2015

Performances by Gopu Kiran & Ashin
Nov 1: Rasavikalpam, Soorya Festival, Trissur
Nov 2: Rasavikalpam, Palakkad
Nov 3: Soorya Festival, Thiruvananthapuram

October 30, 2015
Arangetram of a student of A.Lakshmanaswamy, Pethachi Hall, Mylapore, 6.30pm

October 25, 2015

Jayalakshmi Alwa’s Sridevi Nrithya Kendra in association with Ministry of Culture, New Delhi / Kannada & Culture, Bangalore presented Nrityotsava 2015 and honoured The Dhananjayans with the award "Natyakala Tapaswi".
At: SDM College auditorium, Mangalore

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October 22, 2015
Vidyarambham pooja, Bharatakalanjali premises

October 17, 2015

SPIC MACAY,  Bengaluru chapter presented Yamini - An all night classical music and dance experience dedicated to Late Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam on 17 & 18 Oct from 6pm to 6am at MRD Auditorium, PES University, BSK, 3rd stage, Bengaluru 85.
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October 14, 2015

Bharatha Sandhya - Bharatanatyam by Sarveshan & Anusha Natarajan for the Navarathri Festival by ICCR and Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation under the ICCR Horizen series at Raaga Sudha Hall, Mylapore, 6.30pm
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October 12, 2015
Lec/dem by VPD/CPS
At: Abacus school, 9.00am

October 11, 2015, 5pm

Narthaka Festival (Day 3) - Bharata Kalanjali & Natyanjali Trust presented K Sarveshan (Disciple of The Dhananjayans). 
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.
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October 9, 2015

Nritya Darashan by Bharatakalanjali  group at the Nakshatra dance festival, Experimental theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
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October 4, 2015, 7pm

Natya Utsav - Bharata Kalanjali & Natyanjali Trust present Anusha Natarajan (Disciple of The Dhananjayans)
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.  All are welcome.
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September 26, 2015
World Trade center -Doctor's conference inauguration - Deepanjali-group

August 29, 2015
Chief guest for Chitra Muralidharan’s students' Arangetram

August 17, 2015

Bharatakalanjali in association with Naada Inbam presented Bharatanaatyam performance by Sahana Ratneswaran (Canada) at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz (near Nageswara Rao Park), 7pm

August 14, 2015
Tulsi Badrinath - Swathi Fest, Padmanabha temple. Adyar, 7.30pm

August 11, 2015
Archana Anil - Swathi Fest, Padmanabha temple. Adyar,  Chennai, 6pm

August 8, 2015
Gurupooja at Samskara Bharati, Thiruvottiyur, Chennai

August 5, 2015
Addressed the faculty and student at Kerala Kalamandalam University

July 26, 2015
Keezhpadam Kumaran  Aassaan’s centenary - Katakali Festival inauguration, Gandhiseva Sadan, Perur, Kerala.

July 26, 2015
Arangetram of Sujatha (Kuwait), Divya Shiva's student. Chief guest - Shanta Dhananjayan

July 13, 2015
Kavi Aravindan's Music CD release 

June 30, 2015, 6pm

Samarpanam - A Bharatanaatyam performance by Rathika Mahadeva (a senior disciple of the Dhananjayans) & her students from Bharatha Kalanjali, Melbourne, Australia
Venue: Bharatakalanjali, Chennai
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May 25, 2015
An evening of Bharatanaatyam "Bhakti Manjari" by The Dhananjayans exclusively honouring the seniors - 90 plus .
At : CPR Art Center, Alwarpet.

March 29, 2015, 6.30 pm

Bharatakalanjali jointly with Narada Gaana Sabha presented "AZHAGU DEIVAM", a special repertory - exclusive songs of Isaiperaringyar Periyasami Thooran (Padmabhushan awardee), compositions choreographed by The Dhananjayans and performed by the senior alumni of Bharatakalanjali - Shobana Balachandra, Sreelatha Vinod,  Tulsi Badrinath, Pavithra Srinivasan, Divya Shivasundar, Mahalakshmi Balaji, Gopu Kiran & Ashin Mathew.
At: Narada Gana Sabha

Photos: Mohandas Vadakara

Yet another Spellbinding Performance

- Narayana Vishwanath, The New Indian Express, 13 April 2015

Sedate yet sensitive (Review)
- Chitra Mahesh, The Hindu, April 2, 2015
Old is indeed gold -- as the 2015 Bharatakalanjali production, ‘Azhagu Deivam’ proved.  Decent, consistent quality of dancing combined with the right amount of dexterity in footwork and bhava - a trademark of all Bharatakalanjli productions - saw to it that the production was enjoyed by all present in the audience.

Here comes the handsome Lord (Preview)
 - Geetha Venkataramanan, The Hindu, 26 March 2015

Thooran sets stage for Dhananjayan dance (Preview)
- B. Kolappan, The Hindu, 9 March 2015

Video links
Interview  - Varaverpparai, News07 - Segment 1
Interview  - Varaverpparai, News07 - Segment 2

Mudhal Sandhippu: Dancing couple relish their rhythm of life (Segment 1)
Mudhal Sandhippu: Dancing couple relish their rhythm of life (Segment 2)

Sunday March 1, 2015, 10am - 11.30am
BHARATAKALANJALI presented a talk on Jyotish or Vedic Astrology. 
Bharatakalanjali presented the second in the series of lectures by experts on various special subjects. Last time we presented  Pradeep Chakravarthy on origin of Padams & Jawalis. This time, a lecture by TULSI BADRINATH (Writer & Bharatanaatyam exponent ) on JYOTHISHAM (Astrology) connected to Arts,  on 1st March 2015, Sunday morning from 10 to 11.30 am. to benefit the practitioners of Naatya and Sangeetham
Jyotish, Light on the path
Venue: Bharatha Kalanjali, 6, Jeevaratnam Nagar, 1st street (Near Shanti colony-Lister Lab) , Adayar Madras 20  Contact:  24911125

Jyotish, or the light of astrology, is a part of the vedanga and highly developed over centuries in India. Today, people think of it as hocus-pocus, or as a tool to gain an edge over others when it comes to career, or useful while fixing dates for weddings and other ceremonies.

For artistes, jyotish can offer many insights into career, relationships, teaching, fame and fortune. But chiefly, it provides help in understanding the path that is meant for one's soul in this life, and guiding one along that. Whether you believe in it or not, come listen to this lecture.

The Speaker: Tulsi Badrinath has been a student of The Dhananjayans for almost forty years. She is the author of four books, her latest being Madras, Chennai and the Self: Conversations with the city.  Around fifteen years ago she was drawn to studying jyotish or astrology mainly from the teachings of Pandit Sanjay Rath, and would like to share what she has learnt, about the many ways it can help one in life.

February 6-9, 2015

T.Unnikrishnan, founder of Kaavya Art Center, Dubai celebrated its 3rd anniversary with great enthusiasm and honoured his Gurus, The Dhananjayans with a 3 hour long program titled GURUVANDANAM. Nearly 100 students in various ages, including the mothers of children learning in Kaavya Art center participated.  A plaque of honour was presented to The Dhananjayans as mark of Guruvandanam by Sri.Venu Parameshwar, Chief Financial Officer, Dunia Finance LLC and Unnikrishnan on 6th February the Wellington International school auditorium, Dubai.

An exclusive Bharatanatyam workshop conducted by The Dhananjayans in Dubai
Workshop for “The young dancers” (Age group - 10 and above)
Feb 7th Saturday
Time: 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 5 pm (both sessions need to be attended)

Workshop for the professional aspirants (Age group - 15 and above)   
Feb 7th Saturday and Feb 8th Sunday
Time: 7 - 9pm

Workshop for teachers
Feb 8th Sunday
Time: 9am - 1pm

Lecture Demonstration - For all age groups of children, teachers and parents
Feb 9th Monday
Time: 7.30pm

Contact : Vinitha Pratish - 0506505913
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- Mathrubhumi, Malayalam Daily, Feb 2015

January 17, 2015
"Rasa Manjari" - An evening of Bharatanatyam by
Logambal Souprayen - Cavery (disciple of The Dhananjayans) at
K.Sarveshan (disciple of The Dhananjayans) at 7.30pm
Venue: Muthamizh Peravai, Thiruvavadudurai TN Rajarathinam Pillai Kalaiarangam,
Opp. MGR Janaki College for women, RA.Puram, Chennai 28

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January 1, 2015,  6 - 8 pm

At Ramakrishna Mission High school premises, opp T.Nagar Main Bus terminus.

The Dhananjayans' grand son Samartha (9 years) in Ramanatakam - his debut appearance.

Here is the link for Samartha's monkey business !!!!..

December 13, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Naadhabrahmam's (Monthly Music Journal) 13th year Art festival - Sangeetha Raga Mahotsavam
Venue: Shri Ramakrishna Mission Higher Sec School (South), TAG Auditorium, Dhandapani street, T.Nagar, Chennai