NAATYA SIGARANGAL

NAATYA SIGARANGAL

 

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About The Event

Sri Y.Prabhu approached 'Nritya Choodamani' awardee Pandit Sri Birju Maharaj and Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam to do this event first ever time and both readily agreed to join hands to present this programme, which is definitely going to be considered as a milestone in the history of Indian dance, having the two legends / Naatya Sigarangal of Kathak and Bharathanrithya ,showcasing the unity in diversity of their dance forms to the rasikas.

The Entire art world is eagerly awaiting this first ever performance of the legends on the same stage on 7th July 2013.

 

Pandit Birju Maharaj:


Pandit Birju Maharaj is a legendary Kathak dancer. He belongs an illustrious family of dance masters of the Lucknow gharana. His two uncles Shambu and Lacchu Maharaj, and his father Acchan Maharaj were all well-known Kathak dancers. Apart from Kathak, Pandit Birju Maharaj is also an accomplished vocalist. Birju Maharaj is a multi-faceted personality. Besides his mastery over Kathak, he is also a superb musician, percussionist, composer, teacher, director, choreographer and a poet. Birju Maharaj has composed many dance dramas like 'Gobardhan Leela', 'Makhan Chori', 'Malti-Madhav', 'Kumar Sambhav', and 'Phag Bahar'. Birju Maharaj has also dabbled in films. He composed two classical dance sequence for Satyajit Ray's film 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi' and choreographed a song for Sanjay Leela Bhansal's film 'Devdas'.

 

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

 
Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam an internationally reputed artiste – is acclaimed as a rare combination of a dancer, research scholar, singer, music composer, choreographer, teacher, author and indologist.

She is the President of Nrithyodaya, a 70 year old charitable institution which has been providing free training in dance to deserving students.

Nrithyodaya was founded in 1942 by Dr. Padma’s father, Director K. Subrahmanyam who was a film pioneer, freedom fighter and a parental personality in the cultural field. Nrithyodaya had also served as UNESCO Information Centre which was under the charge of Dr. Padma.

Dr. Padma is a recipient of several prestigious awards for her performances and academic achievements.

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