The pandemic times have restricted the celebration of the annual dance festivals across Tamil Nadu held as anjali at the time of Shivaratri (March 11). But across Tamil Nadu, a few temples are hosting dances all through Shivaratri night.
To provide performing opportunities to young classical dancers at a time when the sabha halls in Chennai are shut and live recitals are not encouraged due to Covid pandemic regulations, the Association for Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) based in Alwarpet is hosting a series of dance recitals recorded recently and webcast.
Chennai-based Bharatanatyam teacher Sasirekha Raammohan has been moulding scores of teens in the classical dance form for many years now; at her dance school, Kanakasabai School of Bharatanatyam in Mandavelipakkam, Chennai.
With live dance/music programmes being a distant possibility, Natyarangam, the dance wing of Narada Gana Sabha Trust, Chennai presents the 2019 recorded recitals of its signature festival “Devi Bharatham” (performed 15th - 19th Aug., 2019) on YouTube.
Siva Foundation, a Kuchipudi dance academy based in Chennai and run by senior classical dancer and guru Madhavapeddi Murthy is celebrating its 25th year in Chennai.