News & Events
Date & Time: 14th, 15th & 16th of April 2012 at 7pm
Venue: Amaltas Hall (Basement Theatre), India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
14th April 2012, Saturday-Session 1: Guru Mayadhar Raut speaks on the growth of technique in Odissi dance.
15th April 2012, Sunday- Session 2: Guru Geetanjali Lal speaks on growth of technique in Kathak.
16th April 2012, Monday-Session 3: Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan speaks on the growth of techniques in Bharatnatyam.
Date & Time: Sunday 18th December 2011 at 6.30pm.
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Dates: 10th, 11th & 12th September 2011
Venue: Azad Bhawan, near ITO, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi
Time: 6.30pm everyday
The Festival is being inaugurated by Lalit Mansingh, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to the United States.
Guest of Honour: Suresh K Goyal, Director General of ICCR.
The evening will feature -
• Documentary on Guru Mayadhar Raut
• Odissi - Aadya Kaktikar and
• Chhau - Shashadhar Acharya
Chief Guest: Tibor Kovács, Director and Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary.
Guest of Honour: Shatrughun Jiwnani, Director, Office of PR, Bahai House of worship.
The evening will feature -
• Odissi dance - Sumina Das
• Bharatanatyam - Sudha Sasikumar
• Kathakali - International Centre for Kathakali.
Chief Guest: Neelima Risbud, Dean, School of Planning & Architecture.
Guest of Honour: Bharat Kapur, Publisher, The First City.
The evening will feature -
• Mohiniattam - Vijayalakshmi
• Odissi - Madhumita Raut
• Bharatanatyam - Naatyaachaaryas Smt Shanta & Shri V.P.Dhananjayan
Date: 11 June 2011
Venue: Holland(The Netherlands), Isala Theater, Capelle aan den IJssel
Date & Time: 6.30pm on the 22nd & 23rd April 2011
Venue: at the Bahai Lotus Temple at Kalkaji, New Delhi
Date: 12th February 2011
Venue: Jayadev Bhavan, Bhubaneswar
Date & Time: 21st February 2011 at 6:30pm.
Venue: Jayadev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Date: 12th February 2011.
Convener: Bharatanatyam Guru Shanta Dhananjayan
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha's Natya Kala Conference (NKC) is a very important event during the Chennai Art festival season in December.
The 30th annual NKC will be held between Dec 26 and 31 (six days). Guru Shanta Dhananjayan will be the convener for the 30th & 31st NKC (for two years).
This year's conference will focus on the Abhyaasa-Sampradaya (evolutionary developments in the last century) culminating in today's repertoire and presentation of the five major systems of traditional Naatya, namely Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Odissi and Kathak. A living legendary Acharya will lead each deliberation.
Each day is devoted to one style which will focus on educating and enlightening the commoner and connoisseur to appreciate these performing art forms in greater depth. Particularly the critics, reviewers and students could enhance their understanding and appreciation level.
On the concluding day (Dec 31) whole session will focus on FUNDING CLASSICAL ARTS and how to go about getting funds. Representatives from Government Funding Bodies, Corporate Bodies, Sabhas, will talk and answer questions on the availability and procedure to get funds and opportunities to perform and foreign tours etc. This is envisaged to help various artistes, art institutions, schools, cultural organisations etc
Individuals, organized groups, institutions are required to register themselves as Conference delegates to facilitate designated seat allotments and participate in the discussions and get free refreshments.
A tentative schedule is drawn (subject to dates alterations) as under: (Every day 10 am to 12.30 with a 15 mts tea break) First half is devoted to Training method & second half to repertoire/performance:
26-12-10: Bharatanaatyam- Kalakshetra, Chennai
27-12-10: Odissi Naatyam: Jayantika, Delhi
28-12-10: Kathakali: Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy: Palakkad, Kerala
29-12-10: Kuchipudi Naatyam: Kuchipudi Arts Academy-Chennai
30-12-10: Kathak: Kathak Kendra: Delhi.
31-12-10: Open house discussion "Funding the Fine Arts" This is going to be a very important event with Government departmental heads, representatives (CEO) from Corporate Houses, and Sabha representatives participating in the deliberations. Her Highness Princess Gowri Parvathi Bayi of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala will be the Chairperson giving her key note address.
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The Odissi session will be led by the legendry Guru Mayadhar Raut.
Date & Time: Monday, 15th November 2010 at 6.30pm.
Venue: Triveni Chamber Theatre, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi
YAATRA, a three-days festival, celebrates the Gurutattva, which is considered sacred in the Indian Classical arts. This is not a festival of individual artists, but of the entire artist community as a whole, paying homage to our Gurus.
Date & Time: Friday,18th June 2010 at 7.30pm
Venue: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sec-44, Gurgaon.
cordially invites you to an evening dedicated to
Dr. Charles Fábri (1899 - 1968), the famous Hungarian orientalist and archaeologist.
Odissi dance recital by Aadya and Sumina - disciples of Madhumita Raut
and book-reading from Odissi - What, Why and How by Madhumita Raut (published by B.R. Rhythms)
Dr. Shifalika Goenka, Art connoisseur, has kindly consented to speak on the book
on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm
at 1/A Janpath, New Delhi 110011
(Near Hotel Claridges)
Seats on first-come-first-served basis
Mayadhar Raut School of Odissi Dance celebrates its 34th Annual Day.
The evening will comprise of traditional choreographic compositions of Guru Mayadhar Raut.
The emphasis will be on both, the pure dance as well as the expressional aspect of Odissi
Date & Time: 20th December 2009 at 6.30pm.
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
Date & Time: Saturday, the 12th Dec. 09 at 6:30 pm
Venue: Ayyappa Temple, Setor-2, R.K. Puram, New Delhi - 22
Venue and Date: Main Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 on 15th November 2009 at 7p.m.
The workshop also includes lectures by Mr.Arundhati Kotwal on make-up and costume, Mr. Kiron Pasricha on dance photography and Mrs. Vinita Faridi on media-writing.
The workshop is culminating in a dance performance by all the participating Odissi, Kathak and Bharatnatyam dancers who have come from Brazil, U.S.A. and all over India to specially participate in the workshop.
Participating dancers are Swati Subodh(Kathak), Shivakami(Bharatnatyam), Andrea from Brazil, Aadya Kaktikar, Anubhuti Chaturvedi, Neha Verma from Bangalore, Sumina Das, Mala Desai from USA, Sumedha Goenka, Sonam Samal from Pune, Amrita Lamba, Geeta Rao from Orissa and Madhumita Raut(Odissi).
This is an unique opportunity to learn Gitagovinda Abhinaya and Pallavi directly from Guru Mayadhar Raut.
The workshop will also focus on Odissi make-up, dance photography, costume and media-writing, among other topics. We will also have an interactive session with Guru Mayadhar Raut on the renaissance of Odissi; Guruji is the only living legend of the four Gurus who resurrected Odissi in 1950s in Orissa. The teaching becomes valuable when we directly get it from the person who created what we see today as Odissi dance. There is much to know for serious dancers like what we have borrowed from the Maharis and Gotipuas, how has the form evolved, what is typical Odissi? Are we adhering to Odissi texts? Are we retaining the Odissi flavour as prescribed in our texts? As we all know, Guruji was a Gotipua dancer in his childhood and he will be 80 next year. As he has been dancing since 5 years of age, in him we have a continued history of Odissi from 1930 till today.
Venue - Epicentre, Apparel House, Sec-44, Gurgaon.
Date - 19th March 2009, Time - 7.30pm