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Arangham presents Mazhalaiyum Bharathiyum
By Sathyalayam School of Music & Dance
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 10.30am
January 4, 2020 Chennai

December 26, 2019

Arangham presents a special MARGAZHI morning dance presentation by MOHANA HARENDRAN of Singapore. The programme runs for one hour without an intermission.

Date: January 4, 2020
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore
Time: 10.30am
Entry free. All are invited.

Mohana and I were classmates in Kalakshetra where her mother NEILA SATHYALINGAM was my teacher. Our friendship expanded beyond Bharatanatyam to become a multi generational bond of 45 years.

A gifted singer, Mohana is a student of the legendary D K PATTAMMAL and is the founder and Director of SATHYALAYAM, a school for music and dance in Singapore, where she is training a new generation of Singaporean children in the Kalakshetra style of dance and Carnatic music.

It is with immense pleasure and pride that I am presenting her young students in a morning dedicated to the songs of revolutionary poet SUBRAMANIA BHARATHI. The show is titled MAZHALAIYUM BHARATHIYUM and is dedicated to both our mothers, NEILA SATHYALINGAM and LEELA RATNAM who served as role models for our individual lives and careers.

It is a personal moment of nostalgia and pride for me, watching Mohana evolve into the role of a teacher and guru, in the footsteps of her illustrious parents.
- Dr. Anita Ratnam

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