AIM for Seva presents Annual Fundraiser
Nandalala, Aug 16
Jagat Pavani Ganga, Aug 17
Music Academy, Chennai, 7pm

July 17, 2018

All India Movement (AIM) for Seva presents The Annual Fundraiser, featuring two acclaimed dance productions.

A Nritya Natak by Anitha Guha’s Bharathanjali on August 16 at 7pm

Jagat Pavani Ganga
A Dance-Music-Theatre production by Kalasadhanalaya, founded by Revathi Ramachandran, on August 17 at 7pm

At: The Music Academy, Chennai

Tickets at Rs. 3000, Rs. 2000, Rs. 1000, Rs. 500, Rs. 300
Available on (Exclusive IVRS service-044-40435050) and at the Aim for Seva office: 4, 'Srinidhi' Apartments, Desika Road, Chennai 600 004 from 10am to 5pm
Mobile Number: 9500060153 / 44 2498 7955 / 66

About AIM for Seva
A registered pan-India public charitable trust, AIM for Seva founded by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, targets rural children through various initiatives. From Karnaprayag to Kanyakumari, it is present in 16 states with 127 projects. AIM For Seva is more than just a school and sheltering the underprivileged initiative. It provides value based education through their its flagship program, Free Student Hostels which was established in 2001. The Free Student Hostel is essentially a living eco system, located close to a school where students are provided with academic support and tuition, fortified food and extracurricular activities. Over the years, AIM for Seva has also expanded its operations from hostels to educational institutions, health care, community development programs and homes for children and adults with special needs.

NANDALALA by Anitha Guha’s Bharathanjali on August 16, 2018
The penultimate avatar of the reclining Lord Maha Vishnu is adored and celebrated by poets and devotees across varied languages and cultures. He is the apple of the eye, of ancient composers like Purandara Dasa, Annamacharya, Surdaas, Meera, Narayana Theerthar, Jayadeva, (Ashtapadis), Oothukadu Venkatasubaiyar, and many more. This thematic dance performance – ‘Nandalala’ vows to bring to its audience the splendour of this ever charming ‘Night-hued’ Lord through the mellifluous compositions of these legends along with those penned by current day vidwans like Neyveli Santhanagopalan and PR Venkatasubramanian. This multilingual performance will chronicle Lord Krishna’s life. Re-told through dance and music, the stories of, Kaliya Nardhanam, Govindha Patabhishekam (crowning of Govinda), Kamsa Vadha (killing of Kamsa) and Geethopadesham will be performed - in each of these highly trying circumstances he has emerged victorious with an ever-playful smile.

About Anitha Guha
Anitha Guha, one of the most popular, non-performing Bharatanatyam teachers in Chennai founded her institution, Bharathanjali in the year 1989. Through Bharathanjali, she has been teaching Bharatanatyam to youngsters, moulding them from an early age to reach professional standards - many of her students have blossomed into solo performers, teachers and have been performing in India and abroad, winning awards, titles and scholarships. Anitha has been appreciated by critics and rasikas as the one of the foremost dance drama producers of her generation and she has carved a niche for herself with several, much lauded mythological nritya natakams and thematic dance productions which have been performed in many prestigious venues all over India and abroad. A recipient of several awards and titles, Anitha places all her work and awards at the lotus feet of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Concept & Choreography: Anitha Guha (Artistic Director, Bharathanjali)

Lyrics & Music: Traditional Saint Composers, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, P R Venkatasubramanian,
Dandibhotla V Narayana Murthy

Abhangs: O S Arun

Vocals: Sriranjani Santhanagopalan, Uma (Chinmaya Sisters), Vignesh Ishwar, R P Shravan

Lighting Assistant: R Suresh

Dancers: Sathvikaa Shankar, Niveditha Ganeshram, Priyanka Raghuraman, Smrithi Krishnamurthy, Lakshitha Saravanan, Shruthipriya Ravi, Rohini R Ramanathan, Anjali Hariharan, Smrithi Sudhakar, Jyothsna Akilan, TK Thiruchelwam, Pavitra K Bhat, Saikrishnan M, Yogeshkumar S

Compering: Revathy Sankaran

Kuchipudi Guidance: M V N Murthy

Kathak Guidance: Lakshmi Kannan

Lighting Design: Murugan

JAGAT PAVANI GANGA on August 17, 2018 by Kalasadhanalaya, founded by Revathi Ramachandran
Jagat Pavani Ganga is a stage presentation essaying the glory of Ganga interpreted through ancient and contemporary verses that extol her purity and sanctity with an underlying message to protect the sacred river. The production interweaves Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, Garhwali folk music and dance, mime and theatre, to depict the incomparable splendour of the Himalayan Ganga. The narrative is embedded in the tapestry of stories of the river, raises issues that concern all of us today – of heritage preservation, environmental degradation of our rivers and the scarcity of natural resources that is facing modern society today. Jagat Pavani Ganga is scripted and conceptualized by Revathi Ramachandran and performed by a group of professional dancers, featuring music composed by Lalgudi GJR Krishnan.

About Revathi Ramachandran
Dancer, choreographer and teacher, Revathi Ramachandran specialises in the Melattur style of Bharatanatyam and is known for her Suddha Nrittam. She is the present Director of Kalakshetra Foundation, India’s premier institute for Bharatanatyam, Arts and culture. She is also the Advisory Council member of the IDA (International Dance Alliance) which interacts with artistes from across the globe. Her performances in India as well as the USA, Canada, UK, France, Singapore, Italy and Malaysia have received great appreciation. She has coordinated the production of a CD-ROM ‘Bharatanatyam’ apart from choreographing and directing the tele-serials, ‘Deiveega Tirumanangal’, ‘Kodhai Paadiya Paavai’ and ‘Gnaana Parambarai.” She has many awards to her name, including Nadana Mamani, Yuva Kala Bharathi, Isai Kalai Chelvar, Vani Kala Sudhakara and Natya Kala Sikhamani. She was also awarded Arsha Kala Bhushanam by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Concept, Design & Direction: Revathi Ramachandran, Founder of Kala Sadhanalaya

Music composition: Lalgudi GJR Krishnan

Vocals: Abhishek Raghuram, Srikanth G, Rajnikanth Semwal, Mumbai Shilpa, Chitra Poornima

Jathis & Nattuvangam: M S Sukhi, Manasvini Korukkai Ramachandran

Lighting design: Murugan Krishnan

Dancers: Aparnaa Sundaram, Darshanaa Rajendran, K M Jayakrishnan, K B Madhusudhanan, K R Sreenath, Krishna PP, Manasvini K R, Niyanthri Muthuramalingam, Saindhavi, Suvi Kumar

Sutradhar: Karthik Anantha Subramanian

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