Chennai December Season schedules:
http://www.chennaidecemberseason.com/p/schedules-2014.html

Kartik Fine Arts presents 15TH NATYA DARSHAN
DESIGNING SPACE: THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Dance Symposium
January 20 & 21, 2016
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai
Conceptualized and Curated by: Malavika Sarukkai

Jan 20 (Wednesday morning)
9.15 – 9.25am: Inauguration by L. Sabaretnam
9.25 – 9.35am: Welcome address by Malavika Sarukkai
9.35 – 9.55am: THE EARTHEN POT by Navia Natarajan
9.55 – 10.25am: CREATIVE PROCESS IN BHARATANATYAM by Chitra Visweswaran
10.25-10.55am: Illustrated talk on THE HINDU TEMPLE- IN SPACE AND TIME by Chithra Madhavan
10.55 – 11.15am: Tea break
11.15-11.30am: Film on AIYELLU-THE MASTER TAILOR by Madrasika
11.30-11.50am:  KOLAM by Jyotsna Jagannathan
11.45-12.05pm: Illustrated talk on Costume Design by Sandhya Raman
12.05-12.35pm: DESIGN IN MUSIC by Rajkumar Bharathi

Jan 20 (Wednesday evening)
4.30-5.30pm: Kapila Venu presents SHAKUNTHALATHIROBHAVAM (Kutiyattam)
5.45 - 6.45pm: Gauri Sharma Tripathi presents ANTAHKARNA (Kathak)
7 - 8.15pm: Leela Samson presents ANTARANG - THE INNER BODY (Bharatanatyam)
8.15pm: Q & A

Jan 21 (Thursday morning)
9.15 - 9.25 am: Welcome address by Malavika Sarukkai
9.25 – 9.50am: Film on Guru M.K. Saroja followed by Felicitation of Guru M.K. Saroja with the Lifetime Achievement Award
9.50-10.20am: Lecture Demonstration by Mandakini Trivedi on THE MANIFOLD EXPRESSIONS OF SPACE IN CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE (Mohiniattam)
10.20-10.50am: SARI ‘DESIGN’ IN HANDLOOM WEAVING: AN INTERPRETATION, illustrated talk by Aarti Kawlra
10.50 – 11.10am: Tea break
11.10-11.45am: Round table discussion:  Aarti Kawlra, Leela Venkataraman, Chithra Madhavan, Malavika Sarukkai
11.45-12.25pm: Illustrated talk on Dance Theatre by Gowri Ramnarayan (SIGHT AND INSIGHT) and Ananda Shankar Jayant (ENSEMBLE CHOREOGRAPHY: DESIGNING IDEAS)
12.25-12.45pm: MURCHHANA: THE SPIRIT OF SANGEETH by Amrita Lahiri (Kuchipudi)

Jan 21 (Thursday evening)
4.30-5.30pm: Mythili Prakash presents JWALA: FLAME (Bharatanatyam)
5.45 - 6.45pm: Sharmila Biswas presents DARSHAN (Odissi)
7 - 8.15pm: Vaibhav Arekar presents NAAMA MHANE…. AN AWAKENING (Bharatanatyam)
8.15pm: Q & A

Morning sessions are free, evening shows are ticketed
Valet parking will be available at venue in the evenings.
For tickets, please contact Kartik Fine Arts: 24997788 / 90948 29675

Krishna Gana Sabha presents
35TH NATYA KALA CONFERENCE
Dec 26 - 29, 2015 at 9.30am
Convenor: Swapna Sundari

Dec 26
- Inauguration of 35th Natya Kala Conference
Chitra Visweswaran,  Member Secretary, Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Mandram will inaugurate and confer ‘Natya Kala Mani’ Award on   Melattur S.Natarajan  (Melattur Bhagavatha Mela)
- Parshwanath Upadhye -  Bharatanatyam
- Deepti Omcherry Bhalla -  Mohiniattam

Dec 27
Sohini Devnath - Kuchipudi
Sindhu Mishra - Dance Theatre

Dec 28
Swarnamalya Ganesh - Bharatanatyam
Vedantam Ramalinga Shastry - Kuchipudi

Dec 29
V.A.K. Ranga Rao will be conferred with ‘Natya Kala Visaarada ha’ Award
Sreelakshmi Govardhanan - Kuchipudi
Rama Vaidyanathan - Bharatanatyam

Info: krishnaganasabha@gmail.com / 28140806

THE MUSIC ACADEMY
No. 168, T.T.K. Road, Chennai 600 014
Phone: +91-44-28112231 / 28115162
email: music@musicacademymadras.com

DANCE FESTIVAL: January 3 - 9, 2016
Venue: T.T. Krishnamachari Auditorium, The Music Academy, Madras
Schedule



Schedule for ANITHA GUHA’s BHARATHANJALI
Info: anithaguha@yahoo.com

SOLO PERFORMANCES by disciples
- 4 Nov: Sathvikaa Shankar, for Horizon Series, ICCR, Ragasudha Hall, 6:30pm
- 7 Dec: Aishwarya Balasubramanian, for Bharat Kalachar, Sri. Y.G.P Auditorium 7pm
- 15 Dec: Medha Hari, Narada Gana Sabha, 1:45pm
- 19 Dec: Saathvika Rajamani, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Sri Kamakoti Hall, 4:30pm
- 29 Dec: Aishwarya Balasubramanian, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 1:30pm
- 29 Dec: Pavitra Bhatt, Narada Gana Sabha, 1:45pm
- 30 Dec: Pavitra Bhatt, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 1:30pm
- 3 Jan: Jyotsna. A, Tapas, TN Rajaratnam Pillai MuthamizhPeravai Hall, 4.45pm
- 4 Jan: Medha Hari, Music Academy, 10am
- 6 Jan: Pavitra Bhatt, Music Academy, 11:30am
- 6 Jan: Medha Hari, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 7:30pm
- 10 Jan: Sathvikaa Shankar &Lakshitha Saravanan, Bharata Natya Manjari Endowment, Music Academy, 6:30pm
- 16 Jan: Priyanka Raghuraman, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Sri Obul Reddy Hall, 6:15pm
- 17 Jan: Smrithi Krishnamoorthy, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Sri Obul Reddy Hall, 10am
- 27 Jan: Aashna Parvin, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Sri Obul Reddy Hall, 4pm
- 31 Jan: Jyotsna. A, Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Sri Obul Reddy Hall, 10am
- 8 Feb: Priyanka Raghuraman, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, R. K. Swamy Hall, 7:15pm
- 24 Feb: Sathvikaa Shankar, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, R. K. Swamy Hall, 7:15pm
- 25 Feb: Lakshitha Saravanan, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, R. K. Swamy Hall, 7:15pm
- 29 Feb: Aashna Parvin & Jyotsna. A, Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, R. K. Swamy Hall, 5:45pm

BALA DEVI CHANDRASHEKAR

Bharatanatyam dancer Bala Devi Chandrashekar, artistic director of Shree Padma Nrityam Academy of Performing Arts, New Jersey, presents KARNA - DESTINY'S CHILD.
- Dec 21: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kilpauk, Chennai, 6pm
- Dec 24: Kartik Fine Arts, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Mylapore), Chennai, 7.30pm
- Dec 30: Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai, 1.45pm
Info: www.shreepadmanrityam.org

Divya Kasturi

- 15th Dec @ 6pm: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kilpauk
- 17th Dec @ 6:30pm: Meenakshi Sunderrajan Fine Arts, Meenakshi College, Kodambakkam
- 29th Dec @ 7:30pm: Chennai Cultural Academy, Rama Rao Kala Mantap, Habibullah Road, T. Nagar
- 1st Jan @ 7:15pm: Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Petachi School, Mylapore
- 3rd Jan @ 4:30pm: Yavanika Rangamandira, Bangalore
- 7th Jan: Mamallapuram Dance festival, Mahabalipuram
-11th Jan @ 7pm: For Chennai Cultural Academy, Rama Rao Kala Mantap, Habibullah Rd
Info: kdivya.2013@rediffmail.com

Kanagasabai School of Bharathanatyam

Kanagasabai School of Bharatanatyam presents BHARATHI KANDA BHARATHAM.  Through Bharathi's poems, we are reminded that caste and creed only stall growth. Till India frees itself from this evil, we can never truly become a free country. Religious disharmony, abuse of women and corruption has only increased in recent decades. Bharathiyar speaks of a land where women can walk unafraid, where education is birth right and where every citizen is empowered regardless of sex, caste or creed.
The resource scholar is Dr. S. Raghuraman, music by Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi.  Veeraraghavan & Vasuda Ravi (vocal), Vedakrishna Ram, Ganapathy & Vetri (mridangam, tabla and rhythm pad), Ananthakrishnan (violin), Sruti Sagar (flute), Bhavaniprasad (veena)
- Dec 30, 10am: Tamil Isai Sangam
- Jan 10, 6pm: Mylapore Festival
- Jan 11, 4.30pm: Krishna Gana Sabha
Info: sasir_r@yahoo.co.in

Kavya Kasinathan
(disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru)

- 31st Dec: Vipanchi, RK Swamy Hall, 5pm
- 15th Jan; Mylapore Fine Arts, 4.15pm
- 15th Feb: Shri Parthasarathyswamy Sabha, RK Swamy Hall, 5.45pm
Info: 09341248059 /  kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in

Madhumitha Sriram

Disciple of A.Lakshman, Nrithyalakshana
- Dec 26: For Krishna Gana Sabha, at Kamakoti Hall, 3pm
- Dec 29: For RR Sabha, at MGR College of Arts & Science, 4.30pm
Info: rama.srisesh@gmail.com

Parvati Ravi Ghantasala

Schedule
Info: parvathi.ravi.ghantasala@gmail.com / www.kalapradarshini.com


Rama Vaidyanathan

- 3rd Jan: Krishna Gana Sabha, 7pm
- 7th Jan: Music Academy, 6pm 
Dakshina Vaidyanathan
- 3rd Jan: Brahma Gana Sabha, 5pm
- 5th Jan: Kartik Fine Arts, Bharatiya Vidy Bhavan, Mylapore, 4pm
Info: vaidyanathan.rama@gmail.com

Srekala Bharath

- Dec 20, 7pm: Ayyappan temple, Mahalingapuram
- Dec 23, 7pm: Bharat Kalachar
- Dec 29, 6pm: For Kartik Fine Arts at Ethiraj Kalyana Mandapam, Alwarpet
- Dec 31, 7pm: Narada Gana Sabha
- Jan 4, 6pm: Indian Fine Arts Society, T Nagar
- Jan 8, 6.30pm: Vani Mahal, T Nagar (group SAKTHI MAHIMAI)
Info: srekalabharath@gmail.com

Vaasanthi, disciple of Vempati Ravishankar (Kuchipudi)
- Jan 5: VANDE VASUDEVAM, Mylapore Fine Arts Auditorium, at 5.30pm 
- Jan 19: SHREE BHUVANESHWARI, for Brahma Gana Sabha, at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 4.30pm
Info: drvasanthiravi@gmail.com