Music and Dance Season 2009-2010

I will consolidate all posts on the Madras dance and Music Season 2009-2010. For those of you who would like to know what it is like , “The Hindu” had brought out a curtain raiser on the upcoming “Chennai Music and Dance Season 2008” (PDF version)
This includes an interview with Alarmel Valli. You can download the same at http://www.hindu.com/ms/index.htm

This Season’s Dance Award Winners are listed here

Thematic presentations and dance dramas that are scheduled to be presented for this season are listed here

Madras/Chennai Concerts*

Krishna Gana Sabha’s Natya kala Conference: that is an annual event during the season will be held at the sabha between December 26 and 31, 2009 .This years conference is convened by Ananda Shankar Jayant . The theme is “Dance Matters”.
contact e-mail: anandasj@rediffmail.com

Online Schedules/guides

  • The dance concerts we get to know of will be added to our calendar which can be viewed in the middle column of the front page of this blog. I have added schedules from Narada Gana Sabha, Bramha Gana Sabha, Nungambakkam Cultural Academy, Bharat Kalachar, Sri Krishna gana sabha,  Kalakshetra and others (that I came to know o)f. All programs are subject to change.
  • A new comprehensive website (http://www.thedecemberseason.com/home.php) has been launched to provide substantial information on schedules and location of concerts, andother related information like lodging and dining.
  • Saigan’s Consolidated and updatedMargazhi Season Guide can be found here
  • Visit http://artindia.net/madras09/index.html for a listing of  this season’s music and dance performances( Maintained by Sri. G.S. Rajan)
  • Mr. Ramkumar’s blog regularly provides Madras Kutcheri  updates (including  the season concerts, esp. for carnatic music concerts)

Updated Sabha/organization Websites

Tickets Reservation for NRI:
Kartik Fine Arts:
NRIs who want to attend the December season concerts can e-mail the sabha Secretary and reserve tickets. Reservation queries must be sent in October. Such people will get preference in issue of tickets. (subject to availability)

KARTIK FINE ARTS[Regd]Registered office address:
New No.16, old no.39,
Bheemana Garden St,
Abhiramapuram,
Chennai- 600018,
Ph:91-44- 24997788.

Administration Office address:
2,Sringeri Mutt Road,
Chennai,
Ph:91-44- 2495 2695.
E.Mail :kartikfinearts@vsnl.net  http://www.kartikfineartschennai18.com/

Swathi Sangeethotsavam is an annual classical music festival celebrated in honour of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (1813 – 1846) the  poet king of the Travancore dynasty. This seven day festival is held annually from January 6 to 12 at the ‘Kuthira Malika’ palace at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India where the king himself composed many of his musical gems.This could be a fantastic add- on to your season pilgrimage.Prince Rama Varma who organizes this music festival extends a warm welcome to all music lovers. These amazing concerts are entirely free . The schedule of Jan 2010 festival is as follows:-

Jan 6  Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Jan 7  Balasai (Flute)
Jan 8 Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna
Jan 9 Varma
Jan 10 Mavelikara P.Subramaniam
Jan 11 Pandit Venkateshkumar (Hindusthani)
Jan12 Seetha Rajan

For more details on this festival visit http://www.aparnaonline.com/princerama.html

Sharing your Schedules

Please feel free to share your performance schedules, reviews and other related info here. Leave it as a comment and I will work on getting it published. Events will be added to our  Event calendar .

Source of Info: Personal emails, Music and Dance Websites, Brochures, Mgazines etc.

*-Please verify program schedules  with newspapers/sabha  as they may be subject to changes

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6 responses to “Music and Dance Season 2009-2010

  1. Schedule for Sharanya Balaji’s Bharathanatyam concerts in Chennai

    Sharanya Balaji ( Disciple of Smt Guru Vishal Ramani)
    Dec 29th 2009, 6PM – Vipanchee, RK Swamy Hall, Mylapore
    Jan 2nd 2010 , 6:30PM – Mudhra Fine Arts, Infosys Hall, TNagar
    Jan 3rd 2010, 6PM – Kapali Fine Arts ( Bharati Vidya Bhavan Main Hall)

    Will add it up to our events.. Thanks and best wishes- Sangeetha

  2. Hi Sangeetha,

    Thanks for all your effort. Can you add the following events to the schedule? Thanks,

    – Aneal

    Janaki Rangarajan’s Bharatanatyam recitals in Chennai:

    Jan 3, 2010 – 6:30PM – Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (Vani Mahal, T-Nagar)

    Jan 6, 2010 – 6PM – Brahma Gana Sabha (Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Mylapore)

    Jan 8, 2010 – 6PM – Kartik Fine Arts (Dakshinamurthy Auditorium, Mylapore)

    Jan 12, 2010 – 7:15PM – Mylapore Fine Arts (MFAC Auditorium, Mylapore)

    Jan 18, 2010 – 7:15PM – Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha (RK Swamy Auditorium, Mylapore)

    Hi Aneal,
    Will sure do it! Thanks and best wishes- Sangeetha

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