Archive for the Arts Category

October 17, 2020

Tribute: Carnatic music guru P. S. Narayanaswamy

Tribute: Carnatic music guru P. S. Narayanaswamy

Well-known Carnatic music artiste and guru P. S. Narayanaswamy passed away late on Friday night, Oct.16. He was 86 and had been ailing for a few days. He resided in Narasimhapuram, Mylapore. Known for being a dedicated teacher who was […]

October 17, 2020

For Navaratri, Carnatic music and nagaswaram concerts series. Online from Oct.17.

For Navaratri, Carnatic music and nagaswaram concerts series. Online from Oct.17.

Naada Inbam, the performing arts body based at Raga Sudha Hall in Luz is web streaming a series of Carnatic music concerts featuring well-known artistes for Navaratri. The series is on from Oct, 17 to 25. Daily, at 6.15 pm […]

October 17, 2020

Guru Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and her sishyas present online, theme recitals for Navaratri

Guru Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and her sishyas present online, theme recitals for Navaratri

Kala Pradarshini, the classical dance academy is presenting this Navaratri the “Smaran Series”,  an online tribute to the artistic heritage of Bharatanatyam. Guru and dancer Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and her students showcase some curated performances. It can be viewed on […]

October 16, 2020

Two online workshops by Carnatic music guru Sudha Raja for Navarathri this year

Guru Dr. Sudha Raja, who has more than four decades of experience in the field of Carnatic music, will be conducting two workshops for Navarathri this year. The first one, Navrang, will be held in association with R. A. Puram […]

October 14, 2020

On her 70th birthday, dance guru Chitra Visweswaran receives unique greeting from her sishyas

On her 70th birthday, dance guru Chitra Visweswaran receives unique greeting from her sishyas

Bharatanatyam guru and dancer Chitra Visweswaran turned 70 on Oct.12 and dozens of her sishyas across five generations and from across the world greeted her in a unique greeting and in the way they know best – expressing it via […]

October 12, 2020

Free web series on 108 Divya Desam temples recently launched by Carnatic musician Saketharaman

A web series on 108 Divya Desam temples was launched by well known Carnatic musician S. Saketharaman about two weeks ago. Saketharaman, who is a resident of Alamelumangapuram, Mylapore says, “About two weeks ago, I started with the temples in […]

October 12, 2020

Dr. Chithra Madhavan offers online course on ‘Sculptures of India’

Scholar-historian and writer Dr Chithra Madhavan is offering a course on ‘Sculptures of India; Introductory Study’ under the banner of Dakshinachitra. This is an online course and is meant for people who are students of archaeology/history/the arts and for those […]

October 11, 2020

This dance academy adopts tech for its training. Now, students are in full attendance

This dance academy adopts tech for its training. Now, students are in full attendance

Bharatanatyam teacher Sasirekha Raammohan has been moulding scores of teens in the classical dance form for many years now; at her dance school, Kanakasabai School of Bharatanatyam in Mandavelipakkam. ( The photo here shows Sasirekha and her daughter Shruthe on […]

October 8, 2020

Priya Murle’s dance recital to webstream on Oct.9 night

The second in a series of live Bharatanatyam concerts recorded for web streaming this season which has been curated by ABHAI ( Assn. for Bharatanatyam Artistes of India), senior dancer Priya Murle is being featured. Priya is a senior sishya […]

October 6, 2020

CIT Colony studio for art classes re-opens, offers weekend classes, online sessions

CIT Colony studio for art classes re-opens, offers weekend classes, online sessions

After being shut down for six months, The Art Room Chennai based in CIT Colony has reopened and has announced regular art classes, starting October 1, 2020. Poornima S., who manages this quiet space where young, adults and seniors are […]

October 5, 2020

Kerala mural painting workshop: From Oct. 10

Kerala mural painting workshop: From Oct. 10

Learn to paint Kerala murals at this six day workshop organised by Mylapore based Shrishti School of Culinary Arts and Crafts. Materials will be provided. Course fee is Rs. 1500. From Oct. 10 to 15, 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. everyday. […]

October 1, 2020

Bhavans’s music, dance teachers conduct online classes to keep the connect

Bhavans's music, dance teachers conduct online classes to keep the connect

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on Mylapore’s East Mada Street is a hub of activity round the year. Classes, concerts, discourses . . .That of course was in ordinary times. Now, the main auditorium and three smaller halls for recitals and talks […]

September 28, 2020

Shop for a cause: sale at C. P. Art Centre on Sept. 30

The members of Inner Wheel Club of Chennai Symphony, Dist. 323, are organising ‘Symphony Bazaar’, an exhibition and sale of clothes, cosmetics, cleaners, home decor, baked goods, masks, gifts and other items on Sept. 30 at C. P. Art Centre, […]

September 28, 2020

ABHAI launches online dance festival. First recital to be webcast on Oct.2

ABHAI launches online dance festival. First recital to be webcast on Oct.2

To provide performing opportunities to young classical dancers at a time when the sabha halls in Chennai are shut and live recitals are not encouraged due to pandemic regulations, the Association for Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) based in Alwarpet […]

September 23, 2020

Bhavans to hold its annual December Season music fest in open air in Kilpauk campus

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai says that its annual music festival, timed for the famed December Season will be hosted at their open-air premises in Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk. The fest is from  November 28 to December 19, 2020. The Bhavan […]

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