December 22, 2006 Bangalore
Dancer: Ashwini S
Guru: B K Shyam Prakash, Keshava College of Music and Dance
Venue: Ravindra Kalakshetra, JC Road, Bangalore
Time: 6:15pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Chief guests: Leela Ramanathan, renowned Bharatanatyam guru & scholar, Shanta Narasimhan, renowned senior vocalist, Chikkanna, Director Kannada Art & Culture, L S S Sharma, Principal, Sri Vani Educational Group of Institutions
Contact: (080) - 23523773 / shyam_ashwini@rediffmail.com
Orchestra
Natuvangam: Guru B K Shyam Prakash
Vocal: P Rama
Flute: Jayaram.
Mridangam: Janardhan.
Veena: Geeta Shyam Prakash

Ashwini S, daughter of Geeta and Shyam Prakash started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of nine from her grandfather, guru HR Keshava Murthy, Keshava Nrithya Shala, Bangalore. Later she continued under the tutelage of her father, Guru B K Shyam Prakash and under his able guidance, she has completed her Senior grade of examination conducted by the Govt of Karnataka. She also has the privilege of learning under Guru B K Vasantha Lakshmi, a renowned dance teacher in Bangalore. Presently Ashwini is pursuing her bachelor of Business Management course in Bangalore.

B K Shyam Prakash, a senior dance guru in Karnataka, had the privilege of learning from his father Guru H R Keshava Murthy, B K Vasantha Lakshmi and VP Dhananjayan, Bharata Kalanjali, Chennai. As a performer he has toured all over the world giving various solo and duet recital in his times. As a senior dance teacher he has trained many students of whom many have completed their arangetram and are established as good dancers in the field. Shyam Prakash is also an established mridangist and had secured 2nd rank in the Vidwath examination conducted by Govt of Karnataka. He is the director of Keshava College of Music and Dance which is the first ever college in Karnataka to offer BA Degree in Bharatanatyam and Carnatic classical music.
December 23, 2006 Bangalore
Dancer: Shruti Javali
Guru: Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Academy, Toronto, Canada
Venue: JSS Auditorium, I Main, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560082
Time: 5pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Chief guest: Guru K Kalyanasundaram
Contact: lata@sympatico.ca / www.sampradaya-dance.com
December 25, 2006 Vadodara
Dancer: Gunjan Trivedi
Guru: Rema Shrikant, Ellora Centre for Performing Arts, Vadodara
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: C C Mehta Auditorium, M.S. University, Pratapgunj, Vadodara
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Musical accompanists:
Direction & Nattuvangam: Rema Shrikant
Vocal support: Ambika Vishwanath
Mridangam: V Murukan
Violin: Balasubramaniyam

Gunjan Trivedi: aged 14 years, has been learning Bharatanatyam under Rema Shrikant for eight years from the age of six. Gunjan has developed into a graceful dancer who is passionate about dance and music. She has participated in some of the choreographic presentations of her guru. She is a student of 9th standard in Baroda High School, Alkapuri.

Rema Shrikant, an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer has been training young talents at her Ellora Centre for Performing Arts for more than three decades. She is the recipient of Gujarat Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharatanatyam, apart from many other honors and recognitions.
e-mail: remashrikant@yahoo.co.in
website: www.ecpa.org.in
December 30, 2006 Vadodara
Dancer: Meghal Oza
Guru: Rema Shrikant, Ellora Centre for Performing Arts, Vadodara
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: C C Mehta Auditorium, M.S. University, Pratapgunj, Vadodara
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Musical accompanists:
Direction & Nattuvangam: Rema Shrikant
Vocal support: Ambika Vishwanath
Mridangam: V Murukan
Violin: Ramachandra Sharma

Meghal Oza: aged 16 years, has been learning dance since past 10 years from her guru Rema Shrikant and according to her, these 10 long years have been a very exciting journey of her life. She has been fortunate to participate in some of the choreographic presentations of her guru. She is a student of 11th standard in Navrachana Higher Secondary School, Baroda.
e-mail: remashrikant@yahoo.co.in
website: www.ecpa.org.in
December 30, 2006 Vellore, Tamilnadu
Dancer: Abirami Rajah
Guru: Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Academy, Toronto, Canada
Venue: Sri Narayani Peedam, Thirumalaikodi, Vellore, Tamailnadu 632055
Time: 6.30pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Chief guest: 'Arul Thiru Sakthiamma'
Contact: lata@sympatico.ca / www.sampradaya-dance.com
December 31, 2006 Chennai
Dancer: Janani Suryanarayanan
Guru: Lata Pada, Sampradaya Dance Academy, Toronto, Canada
Venue: Raga Sudha Hall, #16, Luz Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Time: 6.05pm
Dance form: Bharatanatyam
Chief guest: Guru C V Chandrasekhar
Contact: (044) - 6537253
e-mail: lata@sympatico.ca / www.sampradaya-dance.com


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