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

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:

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 ( 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 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,
Chennai- 600018,
Ph:91-44- 24997788.

Administration Office address:
2,Sringeri Mutt Road,
Ph:91-44- 2495 2695.

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

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


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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