VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
 
Reviews - August 2010

On 29th August 2010 (Sunday) at 6.00 P.M. A. R. Srinidhi performed a good vocal concert. This is her maiden concert. She is confident in her first concert it self. Her voice is bold and clear. She sings the kritis well. Guru Rajalakshmi Srinivasan has trained her very well.

Her kalaparamanam is o.k. She sang the krithi in kalyani well. We are happy she did niraval and swaram. Main bhairavi was o.k. She did the tutored swaram well. Selections of the songs were good. It had variety.

Accompanists Guru Pranesh (Violin) and Vaibhav Ragahavan (Mridangam) gave good support.

Sri. M. Balakrishnan chief guest of the evening programme blessed the artistes.

7.15 PM. S. Aparana gave a very good vocal concert. She has a good all round knowledge. Her voice is soft and clear. Her paatantharam is very good-well trained by Guru Chembai R. Vaidyanathan and Shankari Krishnan.

Hamsadwani was good. She sang the kalyani kriti well. Main kamboji was very good. After a short but neat alapana, she sang the kriti O Rangasayee very well. Niraval and kalpanaswaram was good. She sang the thukkadas melodiously.

R. Priyamvadha (violin) and R. Srinivas (mridangam) gave their fine support to Aparna.

On 28th August 2010 (Saturday) at 6.00 P.M. M. Harinee presented a very good vocal performance for VDS. Her voice is good. Patanthataram is good. Guru S. Rangamani has trained her very well. She is quite confident.

Poorvikalyani kriti was sung well. Bilahari was o.k., She sang the main panthuvarali very well. Alapana was o.k. She rendered the kriti saarasaksha neatly. She did the niraval and kalpanaswaram well – good preparation. She sang the thukkadas melodiously.

Accompanists M.K. Ananthalakshmi (Violin) and V. Shreyas (Mridangam) gave good support.

Sri D. Soundararajan is the managing trustee of Sri Kainkarya, chief guest of the programme blessed the artists.

7.15 PM. We congratulate S. Lakshmi Priya for an excellent key-board concert. The tone of instrument is good. She uses anuswaram and mechanical korvai to the possible extent. She plays fluently. Her guru Pathamadai Manisundaram and P.B. Sri Rangachari has trained her very well.

Malayamarutham was good. She played the Natabhairavi very well. She played the kriti Sri Valli devasenapathe neatly. Kalpanaswaram was good. There can be more continuity in ragaalapana. She played the thukkadas nicely.

R. Shraddha (violin) and G. Kirthivasan (mridangam) gave fine support.

On 21st August 2010 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. R. Eashitha performed a very good dance for VDS. This is her maiden solo performance. She is dancing with keen interest and involvement with smiling face through out. She has been well trained her guru Rathnamala Saravanan.

Her bhava was good in Prabho Ganapathe padam. Her abhinaya was very good in the varnam abhogi and answered the jathis both in the jathiswaram and varnam. Her dance for Alaipayuthe kanna was fine.

Vocal by Mylai Priya, Saravanan (mridangam) and Bhagyalakshmi (Flute) have rendered their good support to Eashitha. Especially the flute support was fine.

On 20th August 2010 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. V. Rajalakshmi performed excellent dance for VDS. Her mudras and bhava were fine Sri Varalakshmi padam with smiling face. She did the varnam (nandagopalanai; bahiravi) very well and answered the intricate jathis neatly. Her foot-work was fine and elegant both in the Jathiswaram and Varnam. Her bhava was fine in the padam Ariya paruvamidhu (hamsanandhi).

This is a full-fledged programme. She has all the features for a
dancer, lean, tall, agile, neat foot-work and has fine bhava. Her limb movements also fine. She has been well trained by her guru Lakshmi Ramaswami.

Both music and dance synchronized well together. Vanathy Raghuraman on Vocal, Karthikeyan on Mridangam and Kalai Arasan on Violin have supported the dancer very well.

Mridangam artiste Mr. Vazhovoor Ravi chief guest of the programme blessed the dancer.

On 15th August 2010 (Sunday) at 6.00 P.M. Sai Sruthi performed a very good vocal concert at VDS. Her voice is good, bold, clear and loud. Kalpanaswaram is o.k. She sings kritis neatly. Guru Rajalakshmi Srinivasan has trained her very well.

Kalyani kriti was sung very well. Mohanam alapana was o.k. Kriti evarura was good. Main shankarabharanam alapana was good. She sang the kriti sarojadalanethri well. Niraval and swaram was also good, well prepared and well executed. The selection of the songs was good. Variety of thalams was also there.

Accompanists Guru Raghav (Violin) and K.R. Narayan (Mridangam) gave very good support to Sai Sruthi.

7.15 PM. Rohini Shankar gave her very good vocal concert. He is a regular artiste in VDS and this being her 6th concert and second one and half hour concert. Her all round knowledge at 16 is high. Her voice is good but limited range. Rendering kritis very well.
Guru Rajalakshmi Srinivasan has trained her very well.

She sang sahana kriti Eavasudha very well. Saveri was good. Main karaharapriya alapana was good. Kriti Ramaneesamana mevaru was sung well. Niraval was o.k. Kalpanaswaram was fine, it had variety.

Sriram Sridhar (violin), R. Santhoshram (mridangam) gave very good support to Rohini.

On 14th August 2010 (Saturday) at 6.00 P.M. That was excellent vocal performance by R. Neeraja at VDS. She has a bold & clear voice. She sings kritis very well. Kalpanaswaram is good. She is quite confident also. Guru Delhi V. Muthukumar has trained her very well.

Devaganthari kriti was sung well. Main kalyani was fine. The alapana was short and neat. She sang the kriti pankaja well. We are happy she did very good niraval and kalpanaswarams. The selection of the songs was good. She sang the thukkadas nicely. for

Accompanists T.K. Vidya (Violin) and Arvind Shankar (Mridangam) gave good support.

7.15 PM. R. Narayanan gave his excellent vocal concert. He is a regular artiste in VDS and this being his 6th concert. He rendered all kritis neatly in his bold and versatile voice. His paatantharam is good. Well trained by his gurus Seerkazhi R. Jayaraman and Vijay Siva.

He started with detailed rendition of vaathabi. Shankarabhranam was sung well. Kalpanaswaram was good. Main kamboji was fine. The alapana was elaborate with good manodharma and nice pidis. He rendered kriti aadum dheivam with ragalakshana. Kalpanaswaram was well executed. GNB's famous kannanai was rendered very well.

Shraddha (violin), Thalaignaiyru Harishkumar (mridangam) and V. Sai Subramanian gave very good support to Narayanan.

On 13th August 2010 (Friday) at 6.00 PM. N. Arunachalam presented a very good vocal performance in VDS. His voice is fine, bold & clear. He is having very good musical knowledge. He sings krithis well. Guru Akila Siva has trained him very well.

His gamakas and brigas were good in Srimaha Ganapathim (Atana) kriti. His niraval and swaram kalpana were very good in Thulasidhala. Though the kalyani alapana (main) was short it has some nice pidis. Niraval was very good and kalpanaswaram was o.k. for kriti Nithichala.

Accompanists V. Supraja (Violin) and K.N. Ganapathi (Mridangam) gave a very good support to him.

At 7.15 PM. We congratulate K.P. Nandini for yet another excellent vocal performance for VDS. She is aasthana vidhushi here for violin. She is so good in vocal also. Very popular young artiste in music circle. If she learns mridangam, she can complete the circle. She has been well trained by her mother-cum-guru Uma Prabhakar (famous Mayavaram Sisters).

Nekkurugi in abhogi was good. Simmendra madhymam alapana was good. Kriti Neethucharanamule was sung very well. Main Karaharapriya was fine. The alapana was neat. K.P. Haricharan's essay of the raga was very good. Nandini sang the kriti Dhayavillaya with feeling. Niraval and kalpanaswaram were well brief up. Thalaignairu S. Harishkumar,s mridangam was very supportive.

On 07th August 2010 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. M. Akshhaya performed a very good & fine dance for VDS. She is dancing at VDS for the second time. Now she is improved in her bhava. She is quick footed also. Her guru Sudha Vijayakumar has trained her very well.

She did the Ramayana Varnam well. Her sanchari bhava was fine both in the varnam and Chinnanchiru kiliye padam. Her mudras and face expressions were fine in the padam vellai thamarai. She enacted the different posses of goddess saraswathi very well.
Her foot work was brisk in the thillana.

The musician's team has made their fine support. Vocal by V. Venugopal on his melodious voice, G. Ganesh (mridangam), Vinodkumar (violin).

Bharathanatyam dancer and Supreme Court lawyer Smt. Kokilavani chief guest of the programme blessed the dancer.

On 06th August 2010 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. Priyanka Shivakumar performed a fine & very good dance for VDS. This is her maiden solo performance. She is lean and tall. Her foot is good. Guru J. Suryanarayana Murthy has trained her very well.

She did the nattai kurinji Varnam well; a composition of Moolaiveedu Rangasami nattuvanar. It was a full-fledged programme and all the items were included. Her bhava and foot-work was elegant in the padam Sri charka raja. Her kutchupudi dance was fine.

Vocal by Koushik; he has a fine voice, P.K. Shekar (mridangam), C.K. Vijayaraghavan (violin) have rendered their very good support to Priyanka.

Bharathanatyam exponent Kalaimamani Smt. Jayanthi Subramaniam Chief Guest of the programme blessed the dancer.

On 01st August 2010 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. Madurya Srikrishnan performed a very good dance for VDS. She is quite agile and quick footed. Limb movements are very good. Guru Sri Latha Vinod has trained her very well.

She did the Varnam well. A composition of Thuraiyur Rajagopala Sharma in atana ragam on chinni Krishna; Krishnaavatharam, she answered the jathis neatly. Her sancharibhava was good. Bhava for Nettrandhi nerathile was very good. The costume was very good and suited the dancer.

Nattuvangam by Gayathri Sasidharan was good. Vocal by Sasidharan Natrajan, Karthikeyan (mridangam), Sadagopan (violin) and Sunilkumar (flute) have rendered their very good support to Madurya.


Bharathanatyam stalwarts Smt. Revathi Ramachandran, Smt. Radhika Surjit and Smt. Krishnakumari Narendran, guest of honors of the programme blessed the dancer.