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41st Annual Thuglak Anniversary

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41st Annual Thuglak Anniversary Speech by Cho Ramaswamy – 14th Jan 2011 5:30pm to 9:00pm IST Music Academy, Chennai

  more : January 13, 2011, 7:22 pm


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An astonishing milestone of Sri Brihadeeswara Temple, in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, south India is coming by 1000 years of its life.

Many events are being contemplated to mark this event.
The Tamil Nadu state government has drawn up a programme for Sept.25 and 26.
One unique part of this event is to be presented by Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI), in association with Brhan Natyanjali, Thanjavur.

1000 dancers will perform on the natural stone platform around the giant ‘nandi’ inside the Brihadeeswara Temple on 25th September 2010, after dusk to commemorate the 1000 years of the temple.ABHAI says this is a form of BRHAN-NATYA YAGNA, a grand offering by dancers to show their gratitude to king Raja Raja Chola who built the temple. All the dancers will perform a hymn on Vinayaka and verses by Karur Devar. Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, President of ABHAI has set the music and choreographed the items. The performance will be for about 30 mins.

ABHAI (Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India) is of, by and for the dance community., the web site for Carnatic music and classical dance lans to web cast this unique dance event.

  more : September 23, 2010, 7:12 pm

1000 dancers’ fete aims at Guinness

1000 dancers’ fete aims at Guinness

Millennium Celebrations: Padma Subrahmanyam (fourth from right) and 1,000 artistes perform the Bharatanatyam as part of the Millennium Celebrations of the Big Temple, an architectural wonder built by King Rajaraja Chola I, in Thanjavur on Saturday. The dance was a tribute to the temple, which has withstood the test of time for over 1,000 years, and to the king who built it.

Tamil Nadu is making an attempt at setting a Guiness World Record out of the grand spectacle that was staged as part of the millennium celebrations of the Big Temple

It was a challenge to make everyone feel that there were 1,000 dancers on the floor. After all, the event could make it to the Guinness book of records and had to be verifiable.

K.S. Sudhakar of Swathi Soft Solutions and S.B.Khanthan, director, had to meet theorganising challenge. Now that the event is over, they have filed an application for the mammoth dance event, marking the completion of 1000 years of Brahadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur, for listing as a Guinness achievement.

The Hindu News

  more : September 20, 2010, 10:56 am

K. Balachander’s contribution to Tamil cinema and theatre hailed

K. Balachander’s contribution to Tamil cinema and theatre hailed

A collection:DVDs of serials made by director K. Balachander being
launched in Chennai on Friday.

Chennai: It was an event to trace the five-decade-old journey of director K. Balachander, who turned 80 on Friday. The film fraternity hailed his contribution to Tamil cinema and theatre and his penchant for perfection.

Actor Sivakumar extolled the director’s eye for detail. He recalled the instance when he had to grapple with high tides when he sat on the rocks at the Visakhapatnam beach during the shoot for ‘Sindhu Bhairavi.’ “Nothing would deter KB [Balachander] from extracting the best out of the actors. He would ask us to get ready for a retake even if he finds a slightest slip in our performance.”

The Hindu News

  more : July 12, 2010, 4:54 pm