Sunday, September 27, 2009

Classical Arts and Human Heritage

Tamil Heritage Group - Chennai
 
You and your friends are cordially invited to 
the programme for the month of October
which features a talk, titled
 
“Classical Arts and Human Heritage”
by
Thiru V. P. Dhananjayan
 
on 3rd October (Saturday) 2009 at 05.30 pm
at Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Campus,
58 Venkatanarayana Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017

Kindly note the change in time:
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.

RSVP: A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com; 94441-83198
Badri Seshadri: Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
TK Tamachandran, IAS : TN Slum Clearance Board - tkramachandranias@hotmail.com; 99406-41144
S. Kannan: (98414-47974)
S. Swaminathan: Marg Constructions - sswami99@gmail.com; 2461 1501