Chennai, Mar 20: As part of their 117th Year Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha organised Bharat Nritya Utsav a Dance Festival. Best performers of the festival was honoured at the valedictory function held at the Naradha Gana Sabha hall. The 60 days dance festival held from January 18, to March 12 at R.K. Swamy Auditorium Mylapore.
M. Krishnamurthy, Secretary, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha said, “More than 50 Dance Gurus from all over India took part, with their disciples performing. Nearly 150 artistes and upcoming dancers of Bharatanatyam and other forms of our Indian classical dance, such as Kuchupudi, Mohinattam, Oddisi, Kathak took part in the long festival. Artistes from Tamilnadu which includes Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai apart from artistes from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bombay, Delhi, and Calcutta. Artistes from U.S. and Singapore took part in the festival.
On the valedictory day the Dance festival, Certificates and Cash award were presented to 30 artistes who performed and were adjudged as the Best Performers of the Dance Festival , at Narada Gana Sabha Hall. Jaya Arunachalam, President, Working Women’s Forum (India), and Sabha Vice President presented the Certificates and Cash award to the Best Performers of the Dance Festival.
After the function Natya Kalasarathy Rajeswari Sainath and group, presented the Dance Ballet ‘ Lalitha Sahasranamam’, Concept – Sama Vedam Shanmukha Sarma, Music by Sri Rajkumar Bharathi and , Rhythms by Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani
The following are adjudged as best performers of the dance festival
Sadhana Balachandran, B. Yamini Bhaskar, E. Niveditha (Urmila Sathyanarayanan, Divya Lakshmi , Lakshmi Shree Vikranth, Sarvani Yadavalli ( Kuchipudi) , V. Soundarya, Jayanthi Srivatsan, Megha Kumaran, Malavickaa Vijayakumar, R.D. Ramya Priya, Sripadma Ganapathy, Seetha Lakshmi, Thangammal Subramaniam, Ananya Anand, Dr. Divyatha Arun, Jayashree Natarajan, Meera Balasubramanian, Deepanjali Suresh Kumar, Ananya Sangeetha, Kiruthika Saravanan, Aishwarya Ravichandran, Aishwarya Venkatesh , Shruthi Sekar, S. Subiksha, Sai Pooja, Kuzhali Jaganathan and, Students Of Athma Laya ( Director Guru Mala Bharath).