Archive for the Arts Category

August 6, 2020

Check out this flower making workshop this weekend

Learn to make crepe paper flowers at this workshop organised by Mylapore based Shrishti School of Culinary Arts and Crafts. For adults and children aged 5 years and above. Course fee: Rs. 500, inclusive of materials and courier charges. From […]

August 5, 2020

This Bharatanatyam dancer integrates fitness training, theatre, yoga and sloka into her dance lessons

This Bharatanatyam dancer integrates fitness training, theatre, yoga and sloka into her dance lessons

As soon as schools closed due to the lockdown during the second week of March, Bharatanatyam dancer Jayanthi Srivatsan, the director of a dance school called ‘Naatya Aradhana’ at Abhiramapuram, swung into action. She switched into the online mode and […]

August 1, 2020

Workshop on Warli painting: From Aug 1

A five day Warli painting on canvas workshop will be held from today (Aug 1) for five days. Organised by Mylapore based Shrishti School of Culinary Arts and Crafts. For adults and children aged 7 years and above. Fees: Rs. […]

July 29, 2020

Hamsanadam Music School kickstarts silver jubilee celebrations. Concerts of senior students go ‘live’

Hamsanadam Music School kickstarts silver jubilee celebrations. Concerts of senior students go 'live'

Hamsanadam Music School, founded by music guru, Dr. Shubha Ganesan ( seen in the photo) , is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Every year, in the month of September, the school would conduct its annual day wherein the students […]

July 21, 2020

Talk on ‘Architectural conservation in India’. On July 23 evening

A discussion on ‘The future of the past-re-evaluating contemporary interpretations’, will be held by Prof. AGK Menon and Prof. Rajeev Bhargava on Thursday(July 23) at 5 p.m. Sushila Ravindranath is the moderator. Organised by INTACH’s Chennai Chapter based at Janaki […]

July 8, 2020

Fifth generation veena repair craftsman isn’t down: uses WhatsApp to help clients make minor repairs of instruments

Fifth generation veena repair craftsman isn't down: uses WhatsApp to help clients make minor repairs of instruments

S. Balaji, a fifth-generation veena repair craftsman based in Mylapore has tapped into technology to help his customers during the lockdown. Balaji along with his father Shankar has been managing the well known ‘Shankar Musicals’ veena repair shop at Mundagakanni […]

July 5, 2020

Mikeless park concerts: rewinding to July kutcheris in 2010 and 2015. See where those youngsters are!

Mikeless park concerts: rewinding to July kutcheris in 2010 and 2015. See where those youngsters are!

This July 5 Sunday morning, the Nageswara Rao Park should have been abuzz with the monthly mikeless kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance. However, the extended lockdown has meant the cancellation of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park for the fourth […]

July 3, 2020

Recorded dance recitals of theme fest of 2019 to be webcast

Recorded dance recitals of theme fest of 2019 to be webcast

With live dance/music programmes being a distant possibility, Natyarangam, the dance wing of Narada Gana Sabha Trust, Alwarpet presents the 2019 recorded recitals of its signature festival “Devi Bharatham” (performed 15th – 19th Aug., 2019) on YouTube. You can subscribe […]

July 2, 2020

Excerpts from an Indo Korean concert series to be streamed online by R. A. Puram based InKo Centre

R. A. Puram based InKo Centre, in association with The Korea Foundation, Arts Council of Korea and Royal Opera House, Mumbai initiated an Indo-Korean collaboration that brought together and showcased music and dance traditions from both countries. The performance premiered […]

July 2, 2020

How a Bharatanatyam teacher tinkered with tech tools to launch online classes

How a Bharatanatyam teacher tinkered with tech tools to launch online classes

If you are active on social media, you must have come across scores of videos of music and dance recitals, replays of archival records and even contests. Mylapore’s music and dance teachers who tap into online tech to conduct classes […]

June 30, 2020

This helpline is for dance community. Use it when you feel down.

Here is a helpline for dancers, dance students and anybody associated with classical dance. It is a helpline for those who feel down, dispirited and lonely. Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India ( ABHAI) which has its operations out of […]

June 29, 2020

Special Bharatanatyam classes by two gurus. Fees will be used to support retired artistes in dire need now.

Special Bharatanatyam classes by two gurus. Fees will be used to support retired artistes in dire need now.

Two senior Bharatanatyam dancers and gurus are hosting four learning sessions in July and in doing this, also inviting donations for a fund that supports retired, sick and senior artistes who served the art and are in dire need this […]

June 26, 2020

Creative writing workshop for teens: by writer-editor Praveena Shivram

Creative writing workshop for teens: by writer-editor Praveena Shivram

Wordy Tales’ is ‘an explorative creative writing workshop for those between 11 and 14 years, who love stories and are interested to find the magic behind them, and make friends with words for life.’ Writer-editor Praveena Shivram of Abiramapuram who […]

June 13, 2020

Young violinist’s wife commits suicide

The wife of a young violinist who resided in the heart of Mylapore committed suicide a day ago. Police say the couple, recently married seemed to have been affected by dwindling savings and the economic situation at home and this […]

June 10, 2020

Remembering ‘Crazy’ Mohan: online events scheduled

The first anniversary of the death of the multi-faceted ‘Crazy’ Mohan ( actor-playwright, director and screenwriter)  which falls on June 10 will be marked by a series of events, all online from 3 pm IST. These can be accessed on […]

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