honored by CMANA
felicitates THE DHANANJAYANS on the special occasion of their grand dance
program for CMANA on 'BHAKTI MAARGAM' at the conclusion of their farewell
performances in North America. CMANA also recognizes this dance couple
for their LIFE TIME contributions and achievements in the related fields
of Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music."
Naatyaachaarya V P Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan along with senior disciple Padmarani Rasiah gave a soul stirring 'Bhakti Maaragam' performance for a full complement of rasikas at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, New Jersey on 2nd November 2008 that brought tears to the eyes of the audience who gave a five minutes standing ovation. The audience also pleaded with the Dhananjayans to return, calling this the "last" in the first farewell tour! The Dhanajayans obliged by performing two more items requested by the connoisseurs of CMANA members - The Pregnant Deer and Varugalaamo Ayya.