Tamil Heritage Trust is a non profit organization run by a group of heritage enthusiasts, and we are registered in Chennai. We organize monthly talks, pechu kacheris and site seminars on Indian heritage and culture. We also conduct programs like How to See a Temple, How to See a Museum and Mallai Study Tour. Please visit Tamil Heritage Trust Facebook page to get the latest updates on our events.
Note on Website
In addition to who we are and what we do, this website contains links to all our monthly lectures on youtube. You can search using the name of the speaker or title of the talk. For example, Speaker Name or Title or Keywords, Video will give you list of Videos.
The programme starts at 5-30 PM instead of 5-00 PM
About the speaker
Padmabhushan Dhananjayan ranks very high in the field of Bharatanatyam. Right from his impressionable age, he threw himself heart and soul for the pursuit, later the propagation of this great art form. Ages 70, he is not only an excellent exponent of Bharatanatyam, but also, along with his wife, Shantha, is a teacher, a creative choreographer and a cultural ambassador.
Born in Kerala and nurtured at Kalakshetra, Dhananjayan learnt vocal music and mridangam as well. He has obtained his academic degree in politics and economics.
The dance school, Bharatakalanjali, is a premier institution and imparts all-round training in dance. Dhananjayan does not stop with drawing his themes from epics and Hindu mythology but goes out to such realms as Christianity and Buddhism, besides exploring contemporary and socially relevant themes.
His deep involvement with ‘Adventures of Mowgli’ and ‘Jungle book’ is a crown jewel in his long and distinguished career as a classical dance artiste.
Among the numerous awards he has received Nrtyachoodamani, and of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi are noteworthy.
First and foremost Dhananjayan is a rasika, who enjoys others’ performances and expects his students too the same.