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News Round UpFebruary 15, 2006
Natyanjali throughout Tamil Nadu

 By KutcheriBuzz staff/ Chennai
 
On the occasion of Shivarathri, three-day Natyanjali fests are also held at the temples in Nagapatnam and Thirunallar.

This year, the HR&CE Dept., Govt. of Tamilnadu presents Bharatanatyam recitals on Shivarathri evening at the various temples in Salem, Erode, Karur, Coimbatore, Bhavani, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Suchindram, Rameswaram, Sivagangai, Thiruvannamali, Thiruvarur and Kanchipuram, besides the Kapaleeswarar temple in Chennai. The artistes for these programmes have been co-ordinated by Nrithyodaya, Chennai.

Here is the schedule:

Natyanjali in Thanjavur

The annual Brihannatyanjali dance festival at the Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur will take place on February 26, 27 and 28. Classical dancers from all over India will perform inside the temple, on the platform of the Nandi. On the first evening of the festival, the day of Shivaratri, dances will go on till 2am. On the next two evenings, they will be held from 6.30 pm to about 10.30pm.

This year, the organisers plan to set up light food stalls inside the complex so that visitors can sit through the entire programme. Admission is free.

:: Click here to get the schedule of the Natyanjali in Chidambaram.

:: Click here to get info on how to reach Chidambaram / where to stay/ etc.

Date 26.02.2006

:: 6.30-6.45 : Smt Anjana Anand, Priya Krishnadas, Chennai
:: 6.45-7.00 : Kum. Janani Muthu, Coimbatore, Guru : P.Ganapathiappa
:: 7.00-7.15 : Kum. Padmaja Seshadri, Pondicherry, Guru: V.S.Krishnamoorthy
:: 7.15-7.45 : Nrithyaalaya, Kumbakonam, Guru : Deepak Venkatesh
:: 7.45-8.15 : Kathak Kendra, New Delhi, Guru : Geetanjali Lal, Shri.Rajendra Kumar Gangani
:: 8.15-8.45 : Sathyaanjali, Cochin, Guru : Anupama Mohan
:: 9.00-9.30 : Bharata Natya Niketan, New Delhi, Guru : Kalaivani Rajmohan
:: 9.30-10.00 : Nirtyaapana, Chennai, Guru: Dhakshayani Ramachandran
:: 10.00-10.30 : Navarasa Kendra, Chennai, Guru : Chitra Subramani
:: 11.00-11.30 : Siva Ranjani Natyalaya, Dindigul, Guru : Chinnamanur Sisters
:: 11.00-11.30 : Chidambaram, Guru : Uma Anand
:: 11.30-12.00 : Saraswathi Natyalaya, Chengalpattu, Guru : Sasikala Venkatesan
:: 12.00-12.30 : Shrishti, Trichy, Charulatha Jayaraman
:: 12.30-12.45 : Thanjai Natyakalalayam, Chidambaram, Guru : K. Krishnaraju
:: 12.45-1.30 : Abhinaya Natyalaya, Cuddalore, Guru : Dr. Sumathy Sundar

27.2.2006

::6.30-6.45 : Sweta Ravisankar, Mumbai, Guru : Padmini Radhakrishnan
::6.45-7.00 : Nitya Venkateswaran, USA, Guru : Vishal Ramani
::7.15-7.45 : Vijaya Mukundan, Trichy, Guru : E. Mukundan
::7.45-8.15 : Guwahati, Guru : Saradi Saikia
::8.15-8.45 : Kalarpana, Chennai, Guru: Suma Mani
::9.00-9.30 : New Delhi, Guru: Santnu Chakraborty
::9.30-10.00 : Nirthyalaya, Neyveli, Anuradha Venkatakrishna
::10.00-10.30 : Sri Noorpurlaya Dance Academy, Chennai, Guru: Lalitha Ganapathy
::10.30-11.00 : Thanjai Dance School, Thoothukudi, Guru : N Raviraj
::11.00-11.30 : Govt. Music School, Tiruvarur, Guru: K.Chandrasekaran
::12.45-01.30 : Dance Forms, Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Oddissi

28.2.2006

::6.30-6.45 : Banani Chakraborty, Kolkatta, Guru : Dr. Mahua Mukhejee
::6.45-7.00 : K.Aparna, New Delhi, Guru : Aruna Subramaniam
::7.00-7.15 : K Shanmuga Sundaram, Chennai, Guru : K.J.Sarasa
::7.15-7.45 : Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Nrithyodaya, Chennai
::7.45-8.15 : Chhau Kendra Mayurbhanj, Orissa, Guru : L.N.Das
::8.15-8.45 : Aswathi Arts Academy, Chennai, Guru : Jayabharathi
::9.00-9.30 : Gaudiya Nritya Bharathi, Kolkatta, Guru : Dr. Mahua Mukhejee
::9.30-10.00 : Kanakasabha Performing Arts Centre, Mumbai, Guru : Dr. Siri Rama
::10.00-10.30 : Shakti Natya Kalalayam, Thanjavur, Guru : Aruna Subamaniam
::10.30-11.00 : Sandipa Palit, Bijoy Kumar, Chennai
::11.00-11.30 : Mythili Prakash, USA, Guru : K. Kalyana Sundaram Pillai
::12.45-1.30 : Kathak, Chhau, Gaudiya Nritya, Sattriya Dance

Natyanjali in Kumbakonam

The annual Natyanjali dance fest held at the Sri Kumbeswarar Temple in Kumbakonam will be held on Feb.25, 26 and 27. Dancers from all over India are expected to perform at this temple, starting on the eve of Shivaratri. The fest is held in the courtyard of this temple and starts at about 6pm. If you wish to apply to perform at this fest you may contact the Secretary, Natyanjali Trust Kumbakonam, Moopanar Bungalow, Dr. Besant Road, Kumbakonam 612 001. Phone - 243 0804/ 2442396. E-mail-natyanjalikmu@yahoo.co.in

25-02-2006 – Saturday

:: 6.00 To 6.15 P.M., - Nadaswaram By Nagarajan & Party - Mangala Isai
:: 6.20 To 6.45 P.M., - Students of Geetha Ashok – Kumbakonam - Bharatanatyam
:: 6.45 To 7.05 P.M., - D. Aishwarya – Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 7.10 To 7.55 P.M., - Inaugural Function
:: 8.00 To 8.45 P.M., - Swarnamalya – Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 8.50 To 9.35 P.M., - Anitha Ratnam – Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 9.40 To 10.25 P.M., - Kathak Kendra-New Delhi - Sponsored By Sangeeta Natak Academy - New Delhi
:: 10.30 To 10.50 P.M., - Udumalai Senthil – Bharatanatyam
:: 10.55 To 11.15 P.M., - Sivasakthi Dance School - Chidambaram - Bharathanatyam
:: 11.20 To 11.40 P.M., - Varsha Ramesh – Neyveli - Kuchipudi
:: 11.45 To 12.05 A.M.,- Uthra Ramesh – Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 12.10 To 12.30 A.M.,- Students of Kalakshetra - Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 12.35 To 12.55 A.M., - Tara Raman - Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 1.00 To 1.20 A.M., - Rathna Kumar - [USA] - Kuchipidi
:: 12.35 To 1.00 P.M., - .Radha – Bharatanatyam

26-02-2006 – Sunday

:: 6.00 To 6.15 P.M., - Mangala Isai
:: 6.20 To 6.45 P.M., - Students of Sarojini – Bharatanatyam
:: 6.50 To 7.10 P.M., - Students of Siva Sakthi Dance School - Kumbakonam - Bharatanatyam
:: 7.15 To 7.35 P.M., - Students of Asian Natyalaya - Kumbakonam - Bharatanatyam
:: 7.40 To 8.05 P.M. – P.D.Sujeeth-Erode - Bharatanatyam
:: 8.10 To 8.35 P.M., - Sepuri Hari Kripa – Neyveli - Bharatanatyam
:: 8.40 To 9.05 P.M., - Siva Sakthi Abhinaya Natyalaya-Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 9.10 To 9.35 P.M., - Siva Sakthi Dance School - Chidambaram - Bharatanatyam
:: 9.40 To 10.25 P.M., - Students Of Sriman Sankar Dev Kalakshetra - Panjabari – Guwahati – Assam – Sattriya – Sponsored By Sangeetha Natak Academy- New Delhi
:: 11.05 To 11.30 P.M.,- Students of Kalakshetra - Chennai - Bharatanatyam
:: 11.35 To 12.00 P.M., - Tara Raman – Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 12.05 12.30 P.M., - Rathna Kumar - [USA] - Kuchipidi
:: 12.35 To 1.00 P.M., - .Radha – Bharatanatyam

27-02-2006 – Monday

:: 6.00 To 6.15 P.M., - Mangala Isai
:: 6.20 To 6.45 P.M., - Prathiba –Kumbakonam- Bharatanatyam
:: 6.50 To 7.15 P.M., - Mythili Prakash –Usa- Bharatanatyam
:: 7.20 To 7.45 P.M., - Nithya Venkateswaran –Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 7.50 To 8.15 P.M., - Students of Sheela Unnikrishnan-Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 8.20 To 8.45 P.M., - Revathy Ramachandran & Party-Chennai-Bharatanatyam
:: 8.50 To 9.30 P.M., - Cine Fame Jaya Bharathi –Chennai- Bharatanatyam.
:: 9.35 To 10.20 P.M., - Padmabushan Dr. Padma Subramaniam –Bharatanatyam.
:: 10.25 To 11.10 P.M.,- Students of Chaau Kendra-Mayurbhanj-Orissa-Chaau- Sponsored By Sangeetha Natak Academy, New Delhi
:: 11.15 To 11.40 P.M., - Students of Kanaka Sabha Arts Centre, Mumbai-Bharatanatyam & Kuchipidi.
:: 11.45 To 12.05 P.M.,- Students of Bharatanatya Niketan-New Delhi
:: 12.10 To 12.35 P.M., - Poorva Dhanasri –New Delhi-Bharatanatyam.
:: 12.40 To 1.05 A.M., - Deepak Majumdar – Mumbai- Bharatanatyam.
:: 1.10 To 1.35 A.M., - Swetha Ravishankar – Mumbai- Bharatanatyam.

Nagapattinam:

Friday, 24-2-06:

:: A. Madhavaraman (Mannargudi)
:: Ganga Grace (Croatia)
:: Students of Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani (Pondy)

Saturday, 25-2-06:

:: Students of Anita Guha
:: Nalini Prakash (Conoor)
:: Vineeth & Students of Nrithyodaya
:: Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Sunday, 26-2-06:

:: Tara Raman
:: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala
:: Mythili Prakash (USA)
:: Vijay Madhavan
:: Shylaja Venkatesh
:: Poorva Dhanashri
:: Anita Ratnam

Monday, 27-2-06:

:: Nanditha Prabhu (Mohini Attam)
:: Students of Kalakshetra
:: Rathna Kumar (USA) (Kuchipudi)
:: Students of Sudharani Raghupathy

Tuesday, 28-2-06:

:: Roja Kannan
:: Ravi Sharma
:: Students of Madras University
:: N. Balakumar (Nagapattinam)

Thirunallar (Pondicherry State):

Saturday, 25-2-06:

:: Students of Anita Guha
:: Nalini Prakash (Conoor)
:: Vineeth & Students of Nrithyodaya
:: Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Sunday, 26-2-06:

:: Tara Raman
:: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala
:: Mythili Prakash (USA)
:: Vijay Madhavan
:: Shylaja Venkatesh
:: Poorva Dhanashri
:: Anita Ratnam

Monday, 27-2-06:

:: Nanditha Prabhu (Mohini Attam)
:: Students of Kalakshetra
:: Rathna Kumar (USA) (Kuchipudi)
:: Students of Sudharani Raghupathy

Natyanjali on Shivarathri eve (26 February, 2006) conducted by HR&CE Dept., Govt. of Tamilnadu

Kapaleeswarar Thirukkoil, Chennai:

:: Chitra Visweswaran & Students
:: Prof C.V. Chandrasekar
:: Lakshmi Ramaswamy
:: Lata & Gita

Sukavaneswarar Thirukkoil, Salem:

:: Shobhana Balachandra & Group

Makudeswarar Thirukkoil, Kodumudi, Erode:

:: Students of Adyar K. Lakshmanan

Pasupatheeswarar Thirukkoil, Karur:

:: Srekala Bharath & Group

Avinasilingeswarar Thirukkoil, Coimbatore:

:: Saraswati Sundaresan & Group

Sangameswarar Thirukkoil, Bhavani:

:: Binesh Mahadevan & Group

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Thirukkoil, Madurai:

:: Narendra Kumar & Group

Nellaiappar Thirukkoil, Thirunelveli:

:: A. Lakshman & Group

Kasi Viswanathar Thirukkoil, Tenkasi:

:: Students of Ranganayaki Jayaraman

Thanumalayaswami Thirukkoil, Suchindram:

:: Gopika Varma (Mohini Attam)
:: Shanmugasundaram

Ramanathaswami Thirukkoil, Rameswaram:

:: Madurai R. Muralidharan & Group

Swarnakaleeswarar Thirukkoil, Kalaiyar Koil, Sivagangai:

:: Gayathri Balagurunathan & Group

Arunachaleswarar Thirukkoil, Thiruvannamalai:

:: Revathi Ramachandran & Group

Kacchabeswarar Thirukkoil, Kancheepuram:

:: M.V. Narasimhachari & Group

Arulmigu Thyagarajaswami Thirukkoil, Thiruvarur:

:: Students of Kalakshetra
:: Sheela Unnikrishnan

Click here to read our coverage of the Natyanjali fests in the previous years...

Natyanjali 2004
Natyanjali 2003

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