visit dance school in Seattle
On June 10, 2007
master teachers - Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan were in Seattle. They
visited the students of Bharatanatyam in 'From Within' school and
shared their thoughts and experiences on a number of topics of interest
to the assembled students and their parents.
On receiving related
questions from the audience they recounted their student life in Kalakshetra
and Shanta teacher's work in Malaysia, talked about the process of training
and performances, challenges of doing their Jungle Book production, taught
students the importance of self discipline and openness to corrections.
They also consulted on specific exercises for dance posture remedies, watched
the students dance for a little bit and ended the workshop with a bhajan
presentation on Lord Rama.
Vijay Santhanam, Seattle
June 21, 2007
had already been preparing to welcome the gurus and most of them knew of
their accomplishments. But with the presentation, they knew at once
that the conviction with which the gurus had spoken for 90 minutes,
was a direct result of their life long experience in dance. The audience
was moved by the dance of guru Dhananjayan and Shanta teacher's singing.
In all, it was a great inspiration to see and hear the master teachers.