Naatya Adhyayana Gurukulam 2007
Bharatakalanjali jointly with Bhaaskara Art & Education Trust had conducted Bharatanaatyam training camp at Bhaaskara campus in Payyanur, Kerala. After 3 years, the Dhananjayans have revived the summer camp with great success. Nearly 45 students attended this two weeks camp. This residential program at the heavenly hill of Trikutteri is an experience to be cherished, and yielding to the request of enthusiastic crowds who were present for the final day performance, Dhananjayan announced that he would consider their request and continue to hold periodical camps hereafter.
On the concluding day – 5th May - Prof K Kunhikrishnan, Pro-vice Chancellor, Kannur University presided and famous film actor and Bharatanaatyam artiste Vineet was the guest of honour. They distributed the participation certificates to the students. Students performed a few items they had learnt at the camp. While thanking every one responsible for the success of this year's camp, Dhananjayan profusely acknowledged the service rendered by Guru Girija Chandran of Regatta, Thiruvananthapuram, for bringing several of her students to the camp.
Prof. Thirunarayanan who handled the Samskrutam and Naatya Sastra classes, read out a poem he wrote on the Dhananjayans. The other teachers who taught at the camp were Seetha Sasidharan, Praveen, M Venkatakrishnan, and Gopukiran. Guru Dhananjayan handled the senior classes. Adoor Sudarshan taught Carnatic music to all Bharatanaatyam students.
camp period, for the benefit of the students, a traditional Kathakali performance
was held in a truly traditional set up of the campus by Payyanur Naatya
Griha lead by Kalamandalam Narayanan Nambisan. A new Aattakkatha "Muttappan
Charitam" written by guru Nambisan was presented. Adoor Sudarshan gave
a music concert and Harimohan (mridangam player) gave a demonstration on
his newly discovered Taala system called ‘Sivapala Taalam’ with 13 and
has a beautiful breathtaking location with clean air and divine water.
The participants enjoyed the nature's bounty.