Bhava Sankramana

Bhava Sankramana is an initiative by one of Bangalore’s best known organizations promoting the arts, ANANYA, to recognize outstanding service to the classical arts. Bangalore’s dancer couple Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran were featured in this initiative. The couple has trained under Bangalore’s Guru. Smt. Padmini Ravi and the iconic Gurus Sri. V P Dhananjayan and Smt. Shantha Dhananjayan.

As an extension to this, Gurus Sri. V P Dhananjayan and Smt. Shantha Dhananjayan were invited to be the chief guests on the occasion and they were honoured by ANANYA for receiving the Padma Bhushan and more recently, the G D Birla Award for lifetime achievement in the classical arts.

The event was conducted in two sessions. In the morning, there was a panel discussion on Changing trends in classical dance choreography in the present times. The speakers were Sri. V P Dhananjayan, Sri. Ashish Mohan Khokar, Dr. Sunil Kothari, Smt. B Bhanumathi, and Sri. Kiran Subramanyam. This session was followed by a demonstration of unique choreographic works by Sri. V P Dhananjayan. The session was well attended and Sri. V P Dhananjayan received a standing ovation.

The evening session started with an audio visual presentation of Kiran and Sandhya’s artistic journey. This was followed by the felicitations. The evening ended with a performance RASIKAARPANA by the disciples of Kiran and Sandhya, featuring the newest choreographic works of the couple. The performance was well appreciated by connoisseurs and lay audiences, for its innovative concepts in Bharathanaatyam.