Kala Pradarshini presents
16th Annual Natya Festival
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4.30pm
January 22 - 28, 2014 Chennai
January 17, 2014
Kala Pradarshini headed by Bharatanatyam dancer Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, presents the 16th edition of its Annual Natya Festival.
Dates: Jan 22 - 28, 2014
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai
All are welcome.
- 5pm: Inauguration, Delhi R. Sridhar Ė Violin
- 6pm: Thyagaraja Pancharathna Natya Aaradhana
(Disciples of Rajeshwari Sainath, Sai Kripa, Lakshmi Ramaswamy, Vijay Madhavan and Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala).
In its sixteenth year of paying homage to Poet Saint Thyagaraja, Kala Pradarshini presents five different dance academies performing for each of the pancharathna krithis. Each year different themes are chosen to be presented and this year, the opportunity is given to disciples of senior and upcoming artists.
- 4.30pm: Amritha Varshini (Disciple of Lalitha Ganapathi)
- 6pm: Dr. Meera Nanda (Sattriya)
- 7.15pm: Narthaki Nataraj
- 4.30pm: Sujith Vaidhya (Disciple of A.Lakshmanaswamy)
- 6pm: Sangeetha and Kayalvizhi (Kabilan Sisters)
- 7.15pm: Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon
- 4.30pm: Aishwarya Ramanan (Disciple of Divya Sena)
- 6pm: Bhavani Udaykumar (Disciple of Urmila Sathyanarayanan)
- 7.15pm: PEARLS OF MUTTHAIH BHAGAVATHAR - Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala & L. Narendra Kumar
- 4.30pm: Neha Jayadevan (Disciple of Gopika Varma, Mohiniattam)
- 6pm: L.Muruga Shankari (Disciple of Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala)
- 7.15pm: THE PROPHET - Savitha Sastry
- 4.30pm: R. Poornima and Meera (Disciple of L. Narendra Kumar)
- 6pm: Ramya Rajashekumar (Disciple of K.J.Sarasa)
- 7.15pm: Uma Dogra (Kathak)
- 4.30pm: Annanya Sangeetha (Disciple of Chitra Muralidharan)
- 6pm: KM Jayakrishnan (Kalakshetra)
- 7.15pm: ADUM ARUL JOTHI - Apsaras Arts, Singapore.
The presentation features Priyan Thavarajah and Sharanu Anugraha accompanied by an orchestra of musicians from Singapore and India. Concept and Choreography by Aravinth Kumarasamy.
Ph: (044) - 2431 0708 / 2431 0709
Since 1998, Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala has been donning the role of a Festival Director of the cultural wing of her institution Kala Pradarshini, Centre for Performing Arts and Cultural Activities. In an effort to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the age-old art form, each year, Parvathi organizes an annual week-long dance festival, which is an integral part of her institution. This festival aims at bringing various art forms to a wider sphere of audience by showcasing the potential of talented youngsters and a galaxy of eminent international and national artistes.
Kala Pradarshini is one of Chennaiís premier organizations and for nearly two decades now, the focus of the dance festival has been to provide a platform to a diverse set of artistes to present the Pancharatna Kirtanas (a tribute to the prolific composer Saint Tyagaraja) and to pay tribute to music maestro Ghantasala Venkateshwara Rao.
It has been Parvathiís persistent dream and mission to provide enthusiastic artistes with a prestigious platform to showcase their talents and promulgate the cultural repertoire of India.