Dance

ABHAI honours 4 senior artistes

Four senior artistes were decorated with awards at the 32nd annual day of ABHAI (Assn of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India) held on March 20 evening at Narada Gana Sabha auditorium, Alwarpet, Chennai.

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Pandemic restricts Shivaratri-time dance fests in TN

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.

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Remembering Thyagaraja with Dance

Chennai-based dancer and teacher Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, who is also the artistic director of Kala Pradarshini is curating a programme, wholly online that celebrates composer Thyagaraja on the day he is said to have attained samadhi.

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ABHAI launches online dance fest

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.

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Pandemic-time story: This dance academy adopts tech for training.

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.

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Recorded dance recitals of theme fest of 2019 to be webcast

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.

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Nrityalaya celebrates its 30 years in Kerala

30 years of Nrityalaya dance academy in Kerala. And 55 years of service to the arts by its founder, Kalamandalam Saraswathy.

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Mohiniattam workshop in Bengaluru

Chennai-based Mohiniattam dancer and guru is holding a dance workshop in Bengaluru over three days from March 6 to 8, for limited hours.

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Madhavapeddi Murthy's Kuchipudi academy's silver jubilee

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.

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Natyanjali: Snapshots of the annual dance fests in temples

The temple zone in Chidambaram began to fill up as dusk fell on Mahasivarathri evening. February 21.

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