November 15, 2011

Abhyaasa Sampradaya is the theme for the Natya Kala Conference at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha this year

This year's Natya Kala Conference is dedicated to the memories of
Bi-centenarian Aachaarya Tanjavoor Vadivelu & centenarian Naatyaachaarya Vazhuvoor Ramayya Pillai.
Senior Bharatanatyam artiste / guru Shanta Dhananjayan, a Padmabhushan awardee will be the convenor for this conference.

The theme of the conference is Abhyaasa Sampradaya. It will elaborate on the evolutionary developments in the system of Natya training & presentation
There will be Lec-dems in the morning and performances in the evenings from Dec. 26 to 31, 2011

Venue: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Nalli Gana Vihar, 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, T Nagar, Chennai - 17

The Schedule:

Nov. 26, 2011 - Monday 26-12-2011
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Inauguration by scholar B.M.Sundaram
- Talk on Vadivelu followed by Navasandhi Kauthuvam by Narthaki Nataraj
- Vazhuvoor legacy coordinated & presented by Sujaatha Vijayaraghavan
Participants: Smt.Kamala Lakshminarayanan, Smt.Rhadha, Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam, Smt.Chitra Visweswaran, Sri.Vazhuvoor Manikka Vinayakam, Smt.Kanaka Srinivasan and other direct disciples of the legendary Naatyaachaarya.

7.30 p.m.
Yakshagaana: Program by Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagaana Mandali led by Director Keremane Guru Sri.Shivananda Hegde

Dec. 27, 2011 - Tuesday 27-12-2011
10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Yakshagaana: Lec-dem by Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagaana Mandali led by Director Keremane Guru Sri. Shivananda Hegde

7.30 p.m.
Manipuri nartanam: Program by Manipuri Kendra, Imphal (Manipuri Institute of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi)

Dec. 28, 2011 - Wednesday
10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Manipuri nartanam: Lec-dem by Manipuri Kendra, Imphal led by Director Sri.Dilip Mayengben

7.30 p.m.
Mohini aattam: Program by Kerala kalamandalam University led by Naatyaachaaryaa Smt.Leelamma

Dec. 29, 2011 - Thursday
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Mohini aattam: Lec dem by Sri.Kaladharan, Kerala Kalamandalam University guided by Guru Leelamma

7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Kutiyattam: Program under the aegis of the Kutiyattam Kendra (Centre for Kutiyattam, Thiruvananthapuram, of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi)

Dec. 30, 2011 -
10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Kutiyattam: Lec-dem led by Sri.K.K.Gopalakrishnan, Director (Centre for Kutiyattam, of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi)

7.30 p.m. to 8.15p.m.
Sattria natanam: Program by Sattriya Kendra led by Sri.Manik Bora Barbayan (of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi)

8.30 p.m.
Chhau natanam: Program directed by Guru Shashadhar Acharya

Dec. 31, 2011 - Saturday
9 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.
Sattriya natanam: Lec-dem by Sri.Manik Bora Barbayan

10.30 a.m.
Chhau natanam: Lec-dem led by Sri.Shashadhar Acharya followed by
Valedictory function and honouring the artistes and vote of thanks.

Registration fee per participant is Rs.100/- Registered delegate members get designated front seats. Free refreshments to registered members and free souvenir to all registered members.

Morning sessions free for public.

The programs sponsored by the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India has sponsored Smt.Kamala’s passage to & from New York for the conference.

Registration begins from 8.30 a.m. onwards on Dec. 26, 2011 at the NKC counters.

For more details contact the NKC by email: nkc.skgs@gmail.com / cc to: bkalanjali@gmail.com. Phone: 91-44- 24911125, 91-44- 28140806

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