2011
Tracing the new steps of an old form
- M.T. Saju, The Times of India, December 30, 2011
I want to show the future generations how dance has evolved from the way it was described in the Natya Shastra," says Dhananjayan, who started writing a commentary on the text two years ago.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Tracing-the-new-steps-of-an-old-form/articleshow/11300298.cms


NKC 2011 Press reports

Slideshow of images
- www.narthaki.com
http://www.narthaki.com/ss/nkc11.html

The nuances of Natya
The Hindu, December 23, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/article2739614.ece


Myth meets movement
- Vidya Saranyan, The Hindu, December 23, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-editorialfeatures/article2740042.ece


The triumph of choreography
- A. Seshan, www.narthaki.com, November 25, 2011
http://www.narthaki.com/info/rev11/rev1123.html


Report in Mathrubhumi, The National daily in Malayalam


Fine Arts Club inaugurated
The Hindu, Chennai, October 10, 2011
In an effort to provide a platform for students from all departments to exhibit their talent, the Fine Arts Club of the University of Madras was inaugurated recently.
“Art bring hearts together,” said Bharatnatyam exponent V.P. Dhananjayan in his special address. “There are many artists in India and very limited platforms. The equipped Fine Arts club of the University of Madras should strive to provide a good platform to the thousands of students here,” he said.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article2524330.ece#


An extraordinary, joyous tribute to Guru-shishya parampara
Anjana Rajan, The Hindu, New Delhi, September 14, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/article2451565.ece


Grand start to Kadri Nritya Vidyalaya's Amrutha Mahotsava
The Hindu, MANGALORE, September 10, 2011
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article2441174.ece


Pancha Jaati with The Dhananjayans
By Priya Raman
Pancha Jaati, a periodic column featuring five readers (artistes, connoisseurs, aspirants) who put forth their questions to a chosen veteran in the field of Arts, in The Kalaparva website begins with the legendary dancing couple The Dhananjayans.


Culmination of the 23rd Yogaville Gurukulam Camp 2011


The Biennial Convention of Kerala Hindus of North America (KHNA) held in Washington DC
- Report from Washington DC


The elusive celluloid
- Malathi Rangarajan, The Hindu, June 16, 2011
So what if their filmi sojourns weren't fruitful? The evergreen Dhananjayans recall with cheer their experiences in tinsel town.
http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article2109370.ece


A tireless action stretches its hands towards perfection
- Prof. CP Unnikrishnan
e-mail: bharathamuni@gmail.com.
Prof. Vilasini, the pioneer among the propagators of the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam in the State of Kerala enters her 60th year of untiring efforts for the cause of this classical art form.
http://www.narthaki.com/info/rev11/rev1026.html


Classical dance is universal, feel Dhananjayans
- Sudha Jagannathan
During a conversation over coffee at the Rasam Restaurant here on the cool morning of January 8, 2010, this dance duo allowed a preview of their minds as they opened their hearts out and shared their thoughts. There was harmony in their thinking. There was convergence in their articulation. There was conviction in their words.
To read the article, visit
http://carnaticdarbar.com/interviews/2011/Dhananjayans.asp


Rasa of a Life spent dancing
- Tulsi Badrinath, Deccan Chronicle, January 9, 2011
Rasikas curious to know more about the intricacies of a life immersed in dance had a wonderful morning with V.P.Dhananjayan and his wife Shantha at a coffee session at Rasam restaurant. If Dhananjayan explained one aspect of a particular truth, Shantha elaborated on another aspect with the same shared understanding and instinct for timing that is evident in their performances and in their daily life as a couple.
To read the article, visit
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/rasa-life-spent-dancing-299