Photographs of the Chennai December Season performances 
by Lalitha Venkat, Chennai 
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com 
 

23rd Natya Kala Conference @ Krishna Gana Sabha 
Dedicated to Rukmini Devi's birth centenary 
Convener: Leela Samson 

December 15, 2003   
"The aesthetics of form" - Shanta Dhananjayan,  Malavika Sarukkai and Astad Deboo 

December 16, 2003   
"The art of India and its significance" by HH Swami Dayanand Saraswathi 

"The aesthetics of Abinaya" - M K Saroja and Kalamandalam Kshemavathi 
 
December 19, 2003 
"Spiritual background in dance" by A Janardhanan and Kalakshetra troupe 

'The suggestion in Art" by artist, sculptor and writer Shakti Maira 

December 20, 2003 
"The rasika" by Gowri Ramnarayan and Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan 



December 16, 2003 @ Sri Krishna Gana Sabha  
Sudharani Raghupathy and students of Shree Bharatalaya, Prof. William Skelton and the Colgate University India Study Group presented the classic Tamil epic THE TALE OF PUHAR  



December 17, 2003 @ Narada Gana Sabha 
Bharatanatyam by Sreelatha Vinod, Chennai  

December 17, 2003 @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for Kartik Fine Arts 
Bharatanatyam by N Srikanth, Chennai  



December 18, 2003 @ Music Academy 
Inauguration of The 77th Annual Conference and Concerts of Music Academy 

Kuchipudi recital by Vidya Murthy, Vishakapatnam 



December 19, 2003 @ Sri Krishna Gana Sabha   
Special program on Abhinaya by Lakshmi Viswanathan, Chennai 

Andhra Natyam by Kalakrishna, Hyderabad 



December 20, 2003 @ Sri Krishna Gana Sabha   
Samanvaya Ė A Coming Together:  Bharatanatyam and Odissi jugalbandhi by Alarmel Valli, Chennai and Madhavi Mudgal, New Delhi 



Natya Darshan II 2003 @ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for Kartik Fine Arts 
Conveners: Chitra Visweswaran and Sudharani Raghupathy  

December 20 - 22, 2003  
Nritta Chitra by Shrikant Sathe, Mumbai  
  
December 21, 2003  
Lec-dem by Anita Ratnam and Arangham Dance Theatre 

Mayurbhanj Chhau performance by Chhau SNA Project 

December 22, 2003 
Lec-dem on Mayurbhanj Chhau by Bagulu Jena and members of Chhau SNA Project 

Lec dem on Odissi by Kumkum Mohanty and Odissi Research Centre troupe 

Lec dem on Manipuri by Ibouchouba Singh and Manipuri Jagoi Marup 

Lec dem on Rukmini Deviís dance dramas by Jyolsana Menon and Kalakshetra troupe 
  
December 22, 2003 
Classical, folk and martial dances of Manipur by Manipuri Jagoi Marup 

Odissi by Kumkum Mohanty and Odissi Research Centre troupe 



December 21, 2003 @ Anita Ratnam's residence   
Moham: A Magnificent Obsession by Chitra Sundaram, London