Natyarangam's 23rd annual thematic Bharatanatyam festival will be inaugurated on August 15 at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, Chennai. The theme is on 'Devi'.
The chief guest is noted vocalist Aruna Sairam. The guest of honour is writer and social activist Sivasankari. R. Krishnamurthy, president of Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet, will preside over the event. Several artistes will be honoured for their contribution to the field of dance.
The fest is always theme-based and this year 'Devi' is the theme.
The fest which will be on till August 19 will feature young dancers. One theme related to 'Devi' will be the dancer's focus and everyday, the recital will be preceded by a talk by Dr. Sudha Seshayyan.
The schedule is as follows:
Aug 15 - 'Janani' by Divya Shivasundar
Aug 16 - 'Harini' by Meera Sreenarayanan
Aug 17 - 'Paalini' by Pavitra Bhat
Aug 18 - 'Vaani' by Praveen Kumar
Aug 19 - 'Poorani' by Narthaki Nataraj.