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PROGRAMMES - 2018



Swarna Samarohanam -
Bharata Kalanjali Turns 50
Catch the day long celebration https://www.facebook.com/bharatakalanjali/

Photos  ;  Reports

December 8,  2018
VP Dhananjayan  Inaugurating  Mudra Art festival, T.Nagar. C.P.Shanta felicitating Chitra Visweswaran.
 

December 8,  2018, 5pm
Inauguration of Bharat Kalachar Margazhi festival


December 9,  2018
, 7.10pm

Trinity Art Festival of India honours the Dhananjayans, a tribute to the legends - for serving 65 years in the naatya field & commemorating 50 years of Bharatakalanjali on December 9, 2018. There will be a NAATYA SAMARPPANAM by their disciple Divya Shivasundar and students.
At: RR Sabha Hall, Mylapore, Chennai


December 15,  2018
Docu-film launching by Methil Devika, Thiruvananthapuram


December 16,  2018
Solo performance by Tania Puneet at RR Sabha


December 18,  2018, 7pm
Performance by Sreelatha Vinod at SKGS. Nattuvangam by Shanta Dhananjayan..


December 20,  2018
Pranavam fest inauguration at Bangalore (Jaggu)


December 22, 2018, 6pm
Inauguration of LIBRA HOUSE OF ARTS  at Lady Andal Mutha Auditorium.


December 25,  2018, 9-10am
Lecture-demonstratiion by NRITYA KALANIDHI designate Shanta Dhananjayan at Kasturirangan auditorium, Music Academy, Chennai.
The subject is NRITYA KARANA OR ABHINAYA KARANA, BASED ON BHARATAARNAVA AND NAATYASHASTRA . SREELATHA VINOD will be assisting her in the demonstration. All are welcome and all Naatya practitioners and students of Bharatanaatyam will be much benefited by listening and watching this LEC-DEMO
 
January 2, 2019
Solo performance by Tania Puneet at MFA.

 
January 3, 2019, 5pm
Shanta receiving Nritya Kalanidhi award from Madras Music Academy.


January 3, 2019, 7.30pm
Solo Bharatanaatyam by Shobana Bhalchandra,  Brahma Gana Sabha at  Pethachi auditorium, Mylapore


January 4, 2019, 8.30 - 10am
Sangeetha kala Aachaarya awardee V.P.DHANANJAYAN will be one of the panelists speaking at Music academy  on the topic "Teaching 21st century skills through classical dance" at the Kasturi Srinivasan Hall. 


January 4, 2019,  10am
Bharatanaatyam by Madhav Hayagriv,  Indian Fine Arts Society, Ethiraj Kalayana mandapam.  Nattuvangam by C.P.Satyajit.


January 10, 2019, 6-7pm
Bharatanaatyam by Uttia Barua, at Music Academy, main hall.


January 10, 2019
Solo performance by Puneet Panda at RR Sabha. Nattuvangam by C.P.Satyajit.


January 12, 2019
Samskruti Arts Mumbai -   VPD-CPS  duo at  Mudra theatre


January 12, 2019, 4.30pm
Bharatanaatyam by Akhila Kaveri, MFA, Mylapore.


January 13, 2019
The Dhananjayans receiving Bhaatamuni puraskaar from Kanak Rele's Nalanda Research Academy, Mumbai


January 17, 2019
Performance by Puneet & Tania, BGS at Petachi Hall. Nattuvangam by C.P.Satyajit.


January 23, 2019
Performance by Shafeekdeen -Sabana duo,  Ernakulam, Cochin


January 31, 2019, 6pm
Performance by Divya shivsundar at  Kalakshetra. Nattuvangam by C.P.Satyajit.



CONCLUDED EVENTS


November 23,  2018
Anandavikatan (womens Vikatan) - The Dhananjayans honoured Aruna Sairam, Carnatic Musician at Nandanam Trade Centre.


November 19,  2018
Presided over Anita Guha's student's Arangetram


November 18,  2018, 4-7pm

Thyagyya TV channel honoured The Dhananjayans & other stalwarts in Music and Naatya field.
Venue: Lasya Culture Club, APL Global School, MCN Nagar, Thoraipakkam


November  16-17, 2018

KALALAYA-DUBAI & NAADAM, an art institution based in Kerala  jointly and successfully conducted an International Naatya festival in Dubai on 16th & 17th November 2018. Event was held in the premises of the New world private School auditorium., Dubai, UAE. The Dhananajayans inaugurated the mega event by lighting the lamp and flagged off the Nritya Kala Keli  festival - a two day long presentation of various classical forms from Bhaarat and other places.   The Dhanajayans were honoured with the award ‘NATANA KULAPATHI’


November  14, 2018

Rajesh memorial concert - Bharatanaatyam by UTTIYA BARUA at BK hall  (BK 50 concert series)


November  10, 2018
Presided over an Arangetram, Pethachi auditorium (Kalakshetra Mohan)


November 7-10,  2018
Shooting for an Advertisement, Kerala


October 27, 2018, 6pm

BHARATAKALANJALI GOLDEN JUBILEE PROGRAM
'PERIYASSAMI THOORAN'S  'KAADAL VALLI KANDA MURUGAN" (Valli thirumanam) Nrutya-naatika.
AT CHENNAI MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE, SIRUSERI, SIPCOT CAMPUS, OMR. 

October 20-22, 2018

Photos

October 5, 2018



October 2, 2018
BHARATAKALANJALI'S GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS WAS HELD
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7, Shenstone Park, # 13/1 Harrington Road Chetput, Chennai 600031. India.
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September 22, 2018, 5.30pm



September 21
, 2018, 6pm




September 16, 2018, 9.30am-8.30pm



 
August 31, September 1 & 2, 2018






August 17, 2018



August 11, 2018

The Dhananjayans performed at the 22nd edition of Parampara Series organised by Natya Tarangini - Raja Radha Reddy Centre for Performing Arts, The National Festival of Music and Dance held from the 10th to 12th August 2018.
At: Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi


August 5, 2018



August 3, 2018



July 18, 2018, 6pm

K.Sarveshan from South Africa, an alumni of Bharatakalanjali won the first prize from the Madras Music Academy last year's Spirit of youth program and he performed for the Academy - HCL Concert series.
Sarveshan performed the celebrated NRITYOPAHAARAM  in Naattakurinji raagam composed by Sangitakalanidhi T.V. Gopalakrishnan on Varasiddhi Vinayaka of Besant Nagar Temple accompanied by Sangeeta Vidwan Hariprasad of Kalakshetra. A unique Sankeerna jaathi tillana in the Raaga Kannada composed by late T.Gopalakrishnan (AIR  New Delhi) set as a Nrittaangahaaram was yet another major attraction of Sarveshan's performance.
At: Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, The Madras Music Academy.


July 14 & 15, 2018 Chennai



June 27, 2018



June 23, 2018

N. Murali, maestro T.V.Gopalakrishnan,VP Dhananjayan, Prof.Kartikeyan Nair
Guru V.P. Dhananjayan released the book (Downpouring devotion of Vaggeyakaaras of Carnatic Music) by Prof. P.P. Ramakrishnan (Retd Principal of Swathi Thirunal College of Music, Thiruvananthapuram) at Music Academy Mini Hall. Dr (Prof).Kartikeyan Nair, Director of Kerala State Institute of Languages, published the book. Prof. Ramakrishnan celebrates 50 years of his career as a music teacher. He has taught over 7000 students during his tenure of teaching in Kerala colleges of Carnatic music. Following the book release function, a 12 year old prodigy Raam Manikandan trained by Ramakrishnan rendered a full length concert in front of large gathering of rasikas.


June 17, 2018

Arangetram of Shreemathi. Bhavan, Mylapore, 6pm


May 28 - June 2, 2018




May 25, 2018
Naatya workshop for Arkodev Chatterjee, Kolkata.


April 9, 2018, 6.30pm
Saroja Vaidyanathan's Ganesha Naatyaalaya's 44th Anniversary - The Dhananjayans were honoured with SHRESHTA KALA PRACHAARAK AWARD  at Delhi Tamizh Sangam, Sector V, RK Puram, New Delhi.
Photos


April 7, 2018, 6.30pm
Celebrating 50 years of Bharata Kalanjali
 
Bharata Kalanjali presented a Bharatanatyam group performance
At: Spaces, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai - 90.


April 5, 2018, 6.00pm
Celebrating 50 years of Bharata Kalanjali
 
Bharata Kalanjali presented an offering by the Natya group
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6, Jeevarathnam Nagar, 1st street, Adyar, Chennai - 20. 


April 1, 2018, 6.15pm

Bharata Kalanjali presented Bharatanatyam performance by Uma Ayer
At: Spaces, Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai - 90


March 29, 2018
Presided over an Arangetram, Regatta, Thiruvananthapuram


March 25, 2018, 9.30am

Bharata Kalanjali presented Bharatanatyam performance by Sadhashi Baskar
Guest of honour: VAK Rangarao
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6, Jeevarathnam Nagar, 1st street, Adyar, Chennai - 20


March 18, 2018, 10.15am

Bharata Kalanjali presented Dhakshina - Tribute to the Guru by Saarangka Thayaalan (Toronto, Canada), disciple of Shyama Thayaalan
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6, Jeevarathnam Nagar, 1st street, Adyar, Chennai - 20


February 23, 2018
GANDHI - Satyajit's choreography in contemporary mode, Mumbai.


February 12, 2018
Narada Gana Sabha Annual day festival - Nritya Tarangini- Bharatanaatyam variety. by Bharatakalanjali artistes.


February 10, 2018
Inauguration of  Mayavaram Naatyaanajali Festival -2018. Shivaratri Utsavam.
Report & Photos


February 4, 2018


Payyanur Arts & Charitable Trust  honoured V.P.Dhananjayan


January 31, 2018
The Dhananjayans' performance at Dharwad (Mysore) for Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy Festival 2018.


January 30, 2018

Shanta Dhananjayan & VP Dhananjayan received the life time achievement award from Rotary Club-Mitra  on 30th January 2018.  Hon. Minister for Culture  Dr. Pandia Rajan  and Hon Justice R.Subramanian gave away the awards.
TITLES :  V.P.DHANANJAYAN  - ' NATANA KALAI IMAYAM'. 
SHANTA DHANANJAYAN - 'NAATYA KALASAGARAM'


January 20, 2018

The Dhananjayans received the Kerala goverment's NISHAGANDHI PURASKAR on 20th January 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram. It included a citation, Bharatamuni plaque and a cash prize of Rs.1.5 lakhs.
Photos


January 13, 2018, 5pm
The Dhananjayans as guests of honour for SIFAS's Music festival at Music academy, Mini hall. 


January 11, 2018, 2pm

Lecture/Demo by the Dhananjayans at Saarang 2018, IIT, Chennai


January 3, 2018

DIVYA DEVAGUPTAPU, Bharatakalanjali alumni and the prime disciple of The Dhananjayans adjudged and declared as the OUTSTANDING DANCER  in the  MUSIC ACADEMY MID YEAR DANCE FESTIVAL 2017. She was awarded the BEST BHARATANAATYAM ARTISTE of the year 2017 on the Academy's Naatya festival inaugural day on 3rd January 2018.


January 1, 2018, 4.00 pm

SUSHMITA RAJTILAK - Ilamayil Tiramai, Talent Promotion Festival, Sri Kishna Gaana Sabha, T.Nagar