Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gandhi Jayanthi 2011

Natyananda students performed the following dances for the Indian Cultural Society sponsored Gandhi Jayanthi Celebrations on Oct 2nd, 2011 at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

1. "Lotus Dance" by Beginner students
2. "Krishna Dance-Drama" by Intermediate students
3. "Thillana" by Sheila Akka and Deepa Chandrasekar.

Click this to view the full video. Audio difficulties with the 2nd & 3rd dances during the show have been fixed in the video.

Thanks to Suresh Grandhi, photos are now available here.

Bharatanatya Arangetram by Neha Udayakumar

Natyananda student, Neha Udayakumar, performed Bharatanatya Arangetram on July 23rd, 2011 at Harrison theater, Samford University, Birmingham, AL with musicians from India. Ramesh Babu on Mridangam, Easwar Ramakrishnan on Violin and Nandakumar Unnikrishnan's vocal provided grand accompaniment and enthralled the audiences. Sheila Akka's incredible first ever Nattuvangam performance was spot on throughout.