Ongoing Natyarangam’s Tirtha Bharatham…

Natyarangam presents a thematic dance presentation at its annual Bharatanatyam festival. Their previous presentations include:-

  • Vande Mataram (1997)
  • Gita Bharatham (1998 )
  • Bharatham Samanvayam (1999)
  • Bharatham Tilakam (2000)
  • Katha Bharatham (2001)
  • Rasa Bharatham (2002)
  • Kavya Bharatham (2003)
  • Laya Bharatham (2004)
  • Ramayana Bharatham (2005)
  • Dasa Bharatham (2006)
  • Kshetra Bharatham (2007).

This year seven dancers will represent a river each at Tirtha Bharatam from August 4-10 at Narada Gana Sabha.

Senior dancer Malavika Sarukkai will open the festival with a presentation on Ganga. Followed by the performances of young artists Shijith Nambiar (Brahmaputra), Mythili Prakash (Yamuna), Vaibhav Arekar (Narmada), Nalini Prakash (Godavari), Sujata Srinivasan (Cauveri) and Jyotsna Jagannathan (Tamiraparani).

For further details and the full article from The Hindu click here

Programme is as follows:

4.8.08 – 7 p.m Ganga – dance by Malavika Sarukkai

5.8.08 – 6.30 p.m Brahmaputra
Resource person : Dr.Lalitha Ramakrishna
dance by Shijith Nambiar

6.8.08 – 6.30 p.m Yamuna
Resource person : U.V. Kalyanapuram Aravamuda Chariar
dance by Mythili Prakash.

7.8.08 – 6.30 p.m Narmada
Resource person : Dr. Sudha Seshayyan
dance by Vaibhaav Arekar

8.8.08 – 6.30 p.m Godavari
Resouce person : Dr. Prema Nandakumar
dance by Nalini Prakash

9.8.08 – 6.30 p.m Kaveri
Resource person : Dr. Kudavayil M. Balasubramanian
dance by Sujatha Srinivasan

10.08.08 – 6.30 p.m Tamraparani
Resource person :Dr. Chithra Madhavan
dance by Jyotsna Jagannathan

Here are some video clips from last years Kshetra Bharatham from


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