Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents Nirikshana, the 39th Natya Kala Conference, convened by dancer and guru Rama Vaidyanathan from December 26 to 30.
Sessions will run from 8am to 3pm at Krishna Gana Sabha, 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017.
In a concept note on this event Rama says - Nirikshana seeks to examine, probe and assess Bharatanatyam as it is today. What transitions has it gone through over the years, and what can we do better in the already existing magnificent process of continuity. How can we collectively reach higher levels of excellence by celebrating tradition and embracing progression.
Through dialogues, discussions and presentations, the conference aims to address some pressing issues in the world of Bharatanatyam today. Through lec-dems, the conference proposes to place several creative endeavours under the magnifying glass to get a closer in-depth perspective. Through full-length performances the conference attempts to showcase the best in tradition and its continuation, so the Nirikshana of Bharatanatyam comes full circle.
Rama Vaidyanathan is one of the foremost Bharatanatyam dancers of her generation. She trained intensively under the legendary dancer, Yamini Krishnamurthy and then under guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. In a performance career spanning more than 30 years, Rama has developed her own individual style; she has performed at every major dance venue across the world, she has been awarded with several titles that include the Kalaimamani by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Kalashree by the Government of Kerala and the Kumar Gandharv Puraskar from the Madhya Pradesh Government as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar, just to name a few.
As director of the Ganesa Natyalaya, New Delhi, Rama has been actively engaged in teaching for more than twenty five years. She balances a hectic performance schedule while conducting workshops and master classes all over the world, inspiring a whole generation of dancers.
Aalaap, a arts management and consulting company based in Chennai is collaborating/managing on this event.
Conference registration fee - Rs 500 for five days
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