Ragam: Gambhira nattai
Composer: Karaikkudi R. Krishnamurthy
3 Ranjani Mala
Composer: T.S.Sankaran Iyer
4 Kirtanam - Mayilvahana
Composer: Brahmasri Papanasam Sivan
5 Dasaranama Jaganmohananey Krishna
Composer: Sri S. Rajaram
Composer: Lalgudi Sri .G.Jayaraman
7 Special Performance of Smt. Krishnaveni Lakshmanan - Perialwar Pasuram
Nrithya Choodamani,Kalaimamani Smt.Krishnaveni Lakshmanan is a great exponent of Bharatanatayam.She is a direct disciple of Rukmini Devi Arundale and had her training under Smt.Sharada Hoffman and Prof.N.S.Jayalakshmi.She is Kalakshetras shining example and her Abhinaya always took the rasikas by surprise.Brilliant is the only word to describe Krishnaveni dance. She has essayed major roles in all dance dramas of Kalakshetra Andal,Usha,Mohin,Kulatta,Vasantavalli and Sita .Whether it be solo dancing or dance drama,She stood out in her perfect presentation of the dance. This dvd brings out a few of her choreographic works that stands out for her creative approach to traditional Bharatanatyam.
Sri. V.Balagurunathan /Smt.Gayatri Balagurunathan are the lineage of the great legend Smt.Krishnaveni Lakshmanan(Kalakshetra),their Guru and mentor. Gayatri and Bala have gained recognition as one of the best dancing duos in Chennai and have won accolades for their creativity in performing, choreography and teaching..Together they have traveled far and wide for many performances, workshops and lecture demonstrations. They have produced many Nrithya Natakams:AyigiriNandhini,Ainkaran , Anjaneya Veera,Madhava Keshava, to name a few. They are the recipient of many prestigious awards ABHYASA NRITHYA VARDHINI, NRITHYA CHINTAMANI, NARTANA CHOODAMANI, KALAIKKOMAMANI and Obul Reddy Award for Senior dancers from Narada Gana Sabha.They are the artistic directors of KRISHNANJALI ACADEMY( a wing of the KRISHNANJALI TRUST )that supports many underprivileged children to learn Bharatanatyam, free of cost.They are also into many voluntary services like Jana Bharatam and Aseema trust ,to spread Bharatanatyam to the Children of Corporation schools.
Acknowledgements: Produced by krishnanjali trust Coordinated and performed by Gayatri and V.Balagurunathan Shambhavi.S.Srivatsav Varshaa Ramesh P.Sundaresan Raghuraman Hamsa Balagurunathan Mayura Balagurunathan Jayakrishnan & Nidheesh Kumar