Events 2020

Arangham Dance Theatre presents Second edition of Learning Labs
In Sept 2020, Chennai
Apply by March 31, 2020

Jan 25, 2020, 8.30pm

Anita Ratnam presents A Million Sitas at Natarani, Ahmedabad

Jan 19, 2020

NAACHIYAR NEXT for Kala Pradarshini at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 7.15pm

Jan 4, 2020
Arangham presented a special MARGAZHI morning dance presentation by MOHANA HARENDRAN of Singapore at 10.30am for one hour without an intermission at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore

Mohana and I were classmates in Kalakshetra where her mother NEILA SATHYALINGAM was my teacher. Our friendship expanded beyond Bharatanatyam to become a multi generational bond of 45 years.

A gifted singer, Mohana is a student of the legendary D K PATTAMMAL and is the founder and Director of SATHYALAYAM, a school for music and dance in Singapore, where she is training a new generation of Singaporean children in the Kalakshetra style of dance and Carnatic music.

It is with immense pleasure and pride that I am presenting her young students in a morning dedicated to the songs of revolutionary poet SUBRAMANIA BHARATHI. The show is titled MAZHALAIYUM BHARATHIYUM and is dedicated to both our mothers, NEILA SATHYALINGAM and LEELA RATNAM who served as role models for our individual lives and careers.

It is a personal moment of nostalgia and pride for me, watching Mohana evolve into the role of a teacher and guru, in the footsteps of her illustrious parents.
- Dr. Anita Ratnam

Jan 2, 2020, 5 pm
At Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium. Mylapore

Chennai, are you ready for the perfect dance experience? I am delighted to brand my 7-year collaboration with Brahma Gana Sabha every January 2 as The A list - a four-hour carefully curated environment of Bharatanatyam at its best.

The focus of The A List is to present a professional, cultural experience of curation, content, communication, presentation, execution and audience experience. I'm excited to feature three wonferful dancers - Shanmuga Sundaram, Indira Kadambi and Manasvini Ramachandran as part of The A List, who will present their chosen dance pieces. Those taught by their guru or a creative inspiration that has seized them at some point in their artistic journey.

My intent in featuring them is to allow Chennai to watch these dancers, who are not seen in the Chennai season.
- Dr. Anita Ratnam

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