Monday, 13 January 2020

Nirikshana: Natya Kala Conference marks its 39th year of celebration-1

The 'pay for the Arts' drive of the convenor Rama Vaidyanathan and Aalaap, the creative collaborator, would seem to have fetched handsome results, for rarely has Krishna Gana Sabha's annual Natya Kala Conference (Dec 26-30, 2019) attracted the kind of 'sold out' auditorium experienced this year, with literally every seat occupied, notwithstanding an entry ticket for being part of each day's proceedings. O.S. Arun's dramatic entry from the auditorium to the stage singing the Ranga Stuti of the Abhinaya Darpana, heralded the start, with the welcome address by Shashwati Prabhu nostalgically recalling how the start of the Conference as an educative and interactive experience had begun in 1974 with Padma Subrahmanyam being conferred the Nritya Choodamani. This year's conference with Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha as Chief guest, the award of 'Natya Kala Visharada ha' was conferred on Ranganayaki Jayaraman for her selfless teaching of Bharatanatyam, particularly among the under privileged sections of society.

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