In conjunction with the


1 – 3 JUNE 2012


The first International conference on Barathanatyam will be held at the Grand Seasons Hotel, Jalan Pahang. The conference will be attended by a number of 200 delegates from countries all around the world as well as dance student from Malaysia. The conference will incorporate paper presentations as well as demonstrations. On the 1st of June in the evening at 8pm there will be a dance recital by foreign artistes at the Auditorium MPPJ ( Civic Centre), Petaling Jaya. The official venue for the conference  will be at the Grand Seasons Hotel, Jalan Pahang.

The themes of the conference will centre on:

  • History of Barathanatyam in Malaysia
  • Tandava and Lasya
  • Nattuvangam
  • Choreography
  • Dance Drama
  • Salangai poojai and Arangetram
  • Navarasa & Abhinaya
  • Music in dance
  • Barathanatyam and health
  • Costumes and accessories
  • Future of Barathanatyam
  • Male dancers vs Female dancers
  • Jathi korvais

Paper presenters are required to submit  a copy of their biodata along with a one page abstract on any of the above topics latest by 30th of March 2012. The full paper should be submitted latest by the 30th of April 2012.

Paper presenters will be given 40 minutes including paper presentation/ multimedia presentation/ demonstration of their topic. Papers can be presented in either English or tamil and should be in word perfect format.

The expenses for the conference will be USD 100 inclusive of registration fees, two tea breaks and two lunches, and an invitation for a dance recital on the 1st of June and an invitation to attend a workshop. The accommodation will be USD 86 per night inclusive of breakfast (twin sharing). There will also be tour packages for delegates who are interested that will cover prominent tourist attractions around kuala lumpur. Please contact us in advance to confirm your choice for the tour package in order for us to facilitate the necessary. All charges will be borne by the delegates. (We will be able to book the hotel rooms according to your requirementS and rates)

For more details log. For further details please feel free to contact any the secretariat:

Prof Dr Aruna Gopinath, Secretary –  +6012 6521284 , email:

Mrs. Indira Manikam, President- +6012 6065570, email: or

PS: (I think they are now closed for  paper submission, you can check with them)

Please find attached conference Program

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