Chennai-based ABHAI (Assn for Bharatanatyam artistes of India) is celebrating the quasquicentennial of the great Natyacharya late T. Kuppiah Pillai and will hold a summer camp in his honour.
This is part of its annual Abhivriddhi Shaalas.
Here are the details -
April 29 to May 5 – For age group below 15 years : Keertanam taught by guru Anitha Guha. with lectures on History of Dance, Literature, Costuming & Decor for Natyam on May 4 & 5.
May 6 to May 15 – For age group: 15 years and above. A Rare Varnam taught by T.K. Kalyanasundaram of Sri Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai. Guru Kalyanasundaram belongs to the famous lineage of Tiruvidaimarudur natyacharyas and dancers who uphold the Thanjavur bani of Bharatanatyam. He is the son of the legendary natyacharya T. Kuppiah Pillai.