'Gem of the Month' is a new monthly programme for Bharatanatyam dancers in Chennai, held in association with Giri Trading Agency and initiated by Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy as part of its year-long celebration towards 25 years of her dance academy, Sri Mudhraalaya.
Through Gem of the Month, dance students and teachers will get an insight into the unique and interesting choreographies of Lakshmi Ramaswamy. The range of compositions taught would include popular to rare pieces in due course. The series begins this month (June) with a Dikshitar kriti amritavarshini in raagam amritavarshini. On June 28 and 29, mornings.
What makes Gem of the Month unique?
Through Gem of the Month, students would be taught to understand and interpret poetry, develop them into shades of movements and expressions and equip them with handling rhythm patterns. A combination of all these would inspire them to come up with their own compositions and choreographies in future, says a note from the hosts.
Registration fees- 2000. A professional quality recorded track is provided to the participant. The workshop is at Giri's centre in Mylapore.
Contact Jagyaseni - 9884104924