December 22-25, 2017
Mohiniyattam workshop by Shyamala Surendran View Invite
December 20, 2017
The Dhananjayans were honoured with the "Pride of India" from
Provoke (Wella Professionals), South India's most prestigious awards. Photos
December 17, 2017
VPD/CPS Bharatanaatyam program for Takshashila Academy Mumbai Navi Festival, Navi Mumbai.
December 15, 2017
Presided Inauguration of Bharatkalachar Margazhi Utsavam
December 7, 2017, 5.00 pm
Reception for Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society delegates at Bharatakalanjali.
December 1, 2017
Inauguration of Deepanjali Cultural event, Lady Andal auditorium.
November 20, 2017
Classical variety program for Science conference at I.I.T, Chennai.
November 14, 2017, 6.30pm
Remembering Late Rajesh Balakrishnan - Bharatanatyam recital by Arun K
Velayudhan presented by Bharata Kalanjali and Naada Inbam under the
Commemorative Scholarship Scheme of Shiva Saroja Sanggetha natya
Scholarship" Award instituted by The Mrudani School of Performing Arts
At: Raagasudha Hall, Mylapore, Chennai
November 12, 2017
Apsaras Arts presented ANJANEYAM, Hanuman's
Ramayana, at Kalaa Utsavam, with guest artistes VP Dhananjayan, CK
Balagopalan, Hari Padman, Lavanya Ananth and Roshni Pillay Kesavan.
Choreography is by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Jayanthi Subramaniam, Hari
Padman and Osman Abdul Hamid. Music by Rajkumar Bharati, concept, script
and direction by Aravinth Kumarasamy. Anjaneyam also feaured Era Dance
Theatre (Singapore) and Bimo Dance Theatre (Indonesia) in a
juxtaposition of Indian and Southeast Asian performance elements.
At: Esplanade Theatre, 8pm
November 4, 2017
Valli thirumanam, Payyanur, Kerala
October 12, 2017 Valli thirumanam (BK group), Colombo, Srilanka
September 30, 2017, 8am Vijayadasami pooja / Vidyaarambham at Bharatakalanjali. View details
September 27, 2017
Leaving for USA to participate in World Hindu day , to speak on Sanaathana dharma (see poster)
September 23, 2017, 5pm
Namaslritvaa, an offering of natyam by Verushka Pather for Tirumala Tirupati Brahmotsavam
September 17-23, 2017
SPIC MACAY programs, Bengaluru
September 9, 2017, 6.00 pm
Presided Arangetram of Umesh's student, Adyar Rajaratnam hall
September 6, 2017
VPD addressed Rotary Club of Chennai
September 2, 2017
AttenDance- Alliance Franchise Seminar on couple dancers, Bengaluru
September 1, 2017, 5pm
Performance by The Dhananjayans at SAI NRITYOTSAV 100 (Sai Arts
International's landmark 100th edition of its monthly program Sai
Nrityotsav). At JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar, Bengaluru
August 15, 2017
Commemorating the 70th independence day, on 15th August.
THIS YEAR'S NAATYARANGAM (Naarada Gana Sabha Naatya wing)
presented "THYAAGA-BHARATAM" representing the 'Thyagis' of independence
struggle (or war of independence). Several of our great freedom
fighters' life unfolded in Bhaaratanaatyam and contemporary mode
The Dhananjayan's Bharatakalanjali presented MAHAATMA GANDHI
choreographed and directed by C.P.Satyajit. Satyajit's camio appearance
as Gandhi and three other accomplished Bharatanaatyam artistes
eulogizing Gandhi's sacrifices as 'Chaturvidha Abhinaya' - such as
Aangikaabhinaya , aahaaryaabhina, vaachikaabhinaya and
saathwikaabhinaya was a unique feature and special attraction in
this Naatyarangam festival starting on 15th August at Narada Gana Sabha,
TTK road Alwarpet at 6.30 p.m
C.P.Satyajit, Sadhashi Baskar, Keerthana Ravi, Sivadas
July 9, 2017, 6.30pm
Bharatanatyam performance by Sushmita Rajtilak
At MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai View Invite
June 30, 2017, 6.30pm
Bharatanatyam arangetram of Amirdavarshini (disciple of The Dhananjayans)
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai View Invite
June 3-28, 2017
"Heavenly Bodies" Photo exhibition by CP Satyajit
At Varija Gallery, Dakshinachitra, East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Chennai 603118
Ph: 27472603 / View invite
May 27, 2017
Remembering M.D.RAMANTHAN's (the musical genius) 15th year event at
Tripunittura. The Dhananjayans as chief guests and Dhananjayan spoke on
MDR and musical legacy to a packed MDR Rasikas.
March 19, 2017, 6pm Natyarangam presented an interesting discussion peppered with impromptu
demos on OUR KALAKSHETRA DAYS by three stalwarts dancers-gurus C.V.
Chandrasekhar, V.P. Dhananjayan & C.K. Balagopalan. Followed by an interactive session with the audience.
Moderator: S. Janaki (Natyarangam)
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, 6.30pm.
March 12, 2017
Korattur Malayalee Sowhrudavedi, a socio-cultural organization operating
from Korattur presented the STREE RATNA AWARD 2017 to Shantha
Dhananjayan during the Women’s Day Celebration on 12th March 2017
at the Bhaktavatsalam school premises.
March 11, 2017, 7-8.30pm
"The Artist's Soul" - An interactive evening session with the Dhananjayans at the Wandering Artist in R.A.Puram, Chennai.
"The Artist's Soul" is a new, live, non-commercial, Conversation Series
launched exclusively for artists. AVIS Viswanathan and his wife Vaani,
driven by their Higher Purpose to Inspire Happiness are curating three
non-commercial events in public spaces in Chennai - The Bliss Catchers,
The Heart of Matter - Happiness Conversations and The Uncommon Leader.
For more info, visit http://www.avisviswanathan.in/events.html. View photos
March 10, 2017, 6.30pm
Peryasami Thooran's KAADAL VALLI KANDA MURUGAN (Dance drama) will be
repeated on 10th March under the auspices of Tamizhnaadu Eyal Isai
Naataka Mandram at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore
For details of the festival kindly contact the Mandram @ 044 + 24936848
March 1-4, 2017
Workshop by Preethi Athreya
Timing: March 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 7pm-8.30pm / March 4th: 3pm-4.30pm
At: Bharata Kalanjali, Jeevaratnam Nagar, Adyar, Chennai -20. View invite
March 2, 2017, 6.15pm
Naada Inbam jointly with Bharatakalanjali presented a vocal concert by
Kalyanapuram Aravind (Disciple of Sangitakalanidhi Sri Madurai
T.N.Seshagopalan) accompanied by R.Rahul on the Violin, Trivandrum
Balaji on the Mridangam & Nerkunam Shankar on the Kanjira under the
Commemorative Scholarship Scheme of “Shiva-Saroja Sangeetha Natya
Scholarship Award” instituted by the Mrudani School of Performing
At: Ragasudha Hall , 85/2, Luz Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai-4
Contact Ph.24992672 & 24911125.
February 27, 2017, 6.30pm
The Dhananjayans were
bestowed with Rotary award of 'For the Sake of Honor' towards
their immense contribution in the field of performing arts by Rotary
Club of Madras Central.
At: Hotel Hyatt, Teynampet, Chennai
February 26, 2017, 6.30pm
The Dhananjayans performed "Scene from Ramayana" -
Dasaratha-Kaikeyi-Manthara at Asima, a two day Dance and Music festival
presented by Karnataka Engineers Academy & Prabhath Enterprises.
At: KEA Prabath Rangamandira, Bengaluru
For details contact Kathak couple Nirupama /Rajendra: 9448086614 View invite
February 19, 2017, 5pm
Shobanaa Bhalchandra presented "Sringara Nayika", a margam based on Mugdha, Madhya and Pragalba Nayikas.
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6, Jeevaratnam Nagar, Adyar, Chennai. View invite
February 14, 2017
BHARATAKALANJALI presented Bharatanaatyam by DAYA TOMIKO , 6.30
to 8 pm at SPACES, No.1 Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar. View invite
BHARATAKALANJALI SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER -2016 & JANUARY 2017:
January 18, 2017 ARCHANA KALYANSUNDAR AT VANI MAHAL, T NAGAR, 4pM View Invite
January 16, 2017
PAVITHRA SRINIVASAN - ANANDA (LOVE LIMITLESS), SOLO THEMATIC PRESENTATION,BHARAT KALACHAR, 7.30PM View Invite
January 11, 2017
Naatyaachaarya V.P.Dhananjayan addressed a seminar on "LASYA
TRADITIONS OF KERALA" IN KERALA KALAMANDALAM UNIVERSITY, Cheruthuruthy
as part of three days conference on the subject, sponsored by Indira
Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
January 8, 2017
BK GROUP - CLASSICAL & FOLK. AT MALAYALA MARGAZHI MAHOTSAVAM, ASSAN MEMMORIAL SCHOOL, 3PM - 5PM
January 7, 2017
PAVITHRA SRINIVASAN - TRADITIONAL MARGAM, THE MUSIC ACADEMY, 11.30AM View Invite
January 2, 2017
BK GROUP AT BRAHMAGANA SABHA, PETHACHI HALL, 6PM
December 27, 2016
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION BY THE DHANANJAYANS AT THE NAATYAKALA CONFERENCE, SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA, 11AM
December 27, 2016 ARCHANA KALYANSUNDAR AT KUMARARANI MEENA MUTHIAH COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE, GANDHINAGAR, ADYAR, 5PM View Invite
December 26, 2016
ANURADHA MURALI & GROUP(USA) , NARADA GANA SABHA (GANGAAMAARGAM), 1.45PM
December 25, 2016
ILAMAYIL THIRAMAI SERIES BY LAVANYA RAGHURAMAN AT SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA, 5PM
December 24, 2016
PAVITHRA SRINIVASAN - ANANDA (LOVE LIMITLESS), SOLO THEMATIC PRESENTATION, SRI KRISHNA GANA SABHA, 1.30PM View Invite
December 21, 2016
VERUSHKA & GROUP FROM SOUTH AFRICA AT THIRUVANMIYUR MARUNDEESWARAR KOIL, 6PM
PAVITHRA SRINIVASAN -ONE OF OUR SENIOR DISCIPLES BAGGED THE
COVETED FIRST PRIZE -BEST ARTISTE AWARD DURING MID YEAR SERIES OF THE
MADRAS MUSIC ACADEMY THIS YEAR .