Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy presents
Dhimahi - Dynamic Meditations on Laya
At Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
November 23 - 25, 2018 Chennai
September 27, 2018
Dhimahi: Dynamic Meditations on Laya, a three-day festival on rhythm, created, composed and choreographed by Madurai Sri R Muralidaran, is a celebration of Laya.
Following the success of Chaturvidham, a festival of rhythm, conceived and crafted by Madurai R Muralidaran a few months ago, Nrithyaksethra Dance Academy is gearing up for its next three-day festival. Dhimahi: Dynamic Meditations on Laya brings to the fore, five creative and wholesome Bharatanatyam margams created, composed and choreographed by Muralidaran in five unique talas.
Spread across three days - November 23 to November 25, 2018 - each day of Dhimahi features full-length margams performed by students mentored by Muralidaran, along with short presentations by guest artistes. Both these performances will include pieces in a variety of ragas, all set to the same tala, chosen by Muralidaran himself.
The dancers who will perform at Dhimahi are Kavya Muralidaran, Varshini Arumugam, Rashmeta Sai, Adithi & Ananya Venkatesan, Saankhya Venkateshwaran & Vrithi Arvind. The evening will also witness short performances by guest artistes - Jayakrishnan, Lavanya Sankar, Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Srekala Bharath and Uma Murali.
The guests of honour at Dhimahi are Shobana, Anitha Guha and Neyveli Santhanagopalan. The creative collaborator of the festival is Aalaap, an arts management company based in Chennai. The festival is open to all and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T.Nagar
November 23, Friday
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Inauguration Ceremony
5:40pm - 7:10pm: Kavya Muralidaran, daughter and disciple of Muralidaran - A margam set in Sankeerna Matyatala
7:15pm - 7:40pm: Short presentation by Lavanya Sankar
7:45pm - 8:10pm: Short presentation by Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala
8:15pm - 8:45pm: Felicitation Ceremony
8:50pm - 9:10pm: Presentation by students of Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy
November 24, Saturday
4:30pm - 6:00pm: Varshini Arumugam, disciple of Veena Teli at Tarangini Creations School of Dance, mentored by Muralidaran - A margam set in Chatusra Dhruvatala
6:05pm - 6:30pm: Short presentation by Jayakrishnan
6:35pm - 8:05pm: Rashmeta Sai, disciple of Muralidaran - A margam set in Kanda Dhruvatala
8:10pm - 8:30pm: Short presentation by Uma Murali
8:45pm - 9:10pm: Presentation by students of Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy
November 25, Sunday
4:30pm - 6:00pm: Ananya Venkatesan & Adhithi Venkatesan, disciples of Suja Meyappan at Kolam Academy of Dance, mentored by Muralidaran - A margam set in Kanda Matyatala
6:05pm - 6:30pm: Short presentation by Rukmini Vijaykumar
6:35pm - 7:00pm: Short presentation by Srekala Bharath
7:05pm - 8:35pm: Saankhya Venkateshwaran & Vrithi Arvind, disciples of Muralidaran -
A margam set in Tisra Dhruvatala
8:45pm - 9:10pm: Felicitation Ceremony