Memories of Bharata Kalanjali,
Anna & Akka
I joined Master
and Akka at the age of 7. As daughter of the versatile musician T.V.
Gopalkrishnan, Master and Akka were well known to our family. They used
to come home and I instantly got attached to them.
of Sangita Vidwan Sri. T.V.Gopalkrishnan)
them has been a great experience, as they teach not only dance, but discipline,
dedication and devotion to art and all art forms alike.
They take personal
care and affection to each and every student and show no difference to
anybody. They are wonderful human beings and great artists and choreographers.
away from India and my family, I always think of the fond memories of my
days in BK. It was filled with fun, love, lot of discipline and
learning.Even though I continue to be in the dance field, teaching in
would like my daughter Anjali to learn with Master and Akka and be with
them and live the same experience we have all had.
I cannot say
I would like to learn one favorite item with them, but there are many which
I would like to learn again and again from them. But one item is my father’s
composition - Pullayar Varnam, beautifully choreographed by them! Another
item I loved to perform among others was “Aadinaye Kanna”.
Akka are always with me in my heart and thoughts and they are simply incomparable.
Their warmth, kindness, discipline, inspiration and human values which
I inherited from them, now I pass on to my children Vignesh and Anjali!
As we say in
French, ‘Ils sont les meilleurs et seront toujours les meilleurs’.