Krishna Gana Sabha's Naatya Kala Conference(NKC) is a very important event
during the Chennai Art festival season in December.
annual NKC was held between 26th and 31st (six days). Nrityachoodaamani
Smt. Shanta Dhananjayan is the convener for the 30th & 31st NKC.(for
year's conference focussed on the "Abhyaasa-Sampradaaya" (evolutionary
developments in the last century) culminating in today's repertoire.
|Shanta Dhananjayan about the conference
have been asked to convene the 30th Naatya Kala Conference to be held between
26th and 31st December 2010. This year, the Secretary Sri. Y.R.Prabhu and
the Executive committee members have asked me to focus on the Bhaarateeya
Naatya Sampradaaya (classical Indian performing arts), which should throw
more light and deeper insight into the Abhyaasa Sampradaaya (evolutionary
developments in the last century) culminating in today's repertoire and
presentations. So the theme title for this year's NKC is ABHYAASA-SAMPRADAAYA.
have chosen initially to represent and present Bharatanaatyam, Kathakali,
Kuchipudi-Naatya, Oddissi-naatya and Kathak-naatya. We hope to make the
deliberations & demonstrations more educative and practical oriented
to enhance the quality of appreciation for our arts, This should benefit
not only the general audience, students, connoisseurs but also the critics
and writers on performing arts subjects to improve their general standard
of understanding of classical performing arts.
day is going to be devoted to one particular style culminating with an
open house discussion. WE want to involve only established and specialized
Naatya Institutions rather than individualistic representations.
day's presentation will be guided by a great and living legend Achaarya
in that particular form of Naatya. So that he or she could trace back the
training system from few decades onwards to present day.
day's deliberations and presentations will be recorded (audio and video)
for archival purposes.
the last day of the conference (31st Dec) we plan to have an open house
purposeful discussion on FUNDING THE FINE ARTS - SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS.
We are hoping the participation of representatives from Government Founding
Bodies (Both Central and State), Corporate Houses, Sabhas and other Cultural
organizations, Press and the Public. This session is envisaged to help
the performing artistes, how to go about getting funds for productions,
running Naatya schools and undertaking foreign tours etc.
on Sri Krishna Gana Sabha's 30th annual Naatya Kala Conference (NKC) convened
by Shanta Dhananjayan from Dec 26-31, 2010
The presentation included Bharatanaatyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudinaatya
, Odissi-naatya and Kathak.
day was devoted to one style which focussed on educating and enlightening
the commoner and connoisseur to appreciate these performing art forms in
greater in-depth. Particularly the critics, reviewers and students could
enhance their understanding and appreciation level.
the concluding day (Dec 31st) whole session focussed on FUNDING CLASSICAL
ARTS and how to go about getting funds. Representatives from Government
Funding Bodies, Corporate Bodies, Sabhas, spoke and answered questions
on the availability and procedure to get funds and opportunities to perform
and foreign tours etc to help various Artistes, Art Institutions, schools,
Cultural Organisations etc.
Smt: Shanta Dhananjayan (Phone: 044+24911125)
Bharatakalanjali, 6, Jeevaratnam Nagar, Adyar, Chennai. 600020
Y.R.Prabhu , Secretary, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
Santhanam Road, Old Griffth Rd, T.Nagar, Chennai.600017.
Bharatanaatyam- Kalakshetra, Chennai
Odissi Naatyam: Jayantika, Delhi
Kathakali: Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy: Palakkad, Kerala
Kuchipudi Naatyam: Kuchipudi Arts Academy-Chennai
Kathak: Kathak Kendra: Delhi.
Open house discussion "Funding the Fine Arts" This was a very important
event with Government departmental heads, representatives (CEO) from Corporate
Houses, and Sabha representatives participating in the delebrations. Her
Highness Princess Gowri Parvathi Bayi of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
gave her key note address.