Naatya Adhyayana Gurukulam summar camp at Yogaville Virginia, USA
A unique trend
setting event in the US, attracting students from different parts
of globe under the inspiring teachings of the Dhananjayans of Bharatakalanjali,
Chennai concluded on 5th August 2007. Padmarani Canto very ably assisted
in conducting this real Gurukulam, a "home away from home".
camp commenced on 30th June and culminated on 21st July. There were 34
participants (maximum capacity) of which fifteen participants were new
comers. Others have been attending the camp between 3 to 5 years continuously.
camp is usually open to senior performing artistes and teachers. Out of
the 13 participants, 6 were full time Bharatanaatyam teachers. The
second camp also culminated with a gala performance which attracted a large
crowd from the Yogaville community and nearby towns. The participants'
parents and friends also attended this event which lent a festive
atmosphere in Satchidananda Ashram, otherwise very calm and quite with
serene Yogic activities and retreats.
village always enthusiastically looks forward to this annual Naatya Gurukulam
event. Next year (2008) is the twentieth (20th) year of this unique Gurukulam,
completing 30 summer camps.
A great get
together of Yogaville Fine Arts Society's alumni is being planned as part
of the 20th year celebration. The first camp will commence on 28th June
08 and second two weeks camp from 20th July 08.
contact Smt. Rukmini Rasiah (President FAS) @ 434 969 3210 (telefax)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org