VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
Review ( Month of August -2012)

On 26th August 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM; Swetha Bharadwaj presented her excellent bharathanatayam performance at VDS. She has been very well trained by sr. guru Ranganayaki Jayaraman.

At just 12 Swetha is tall, lean and flexible. She is able to bend effortlessly. Her foot work and limb movements were fine. Varnam a composition of Saravana Bhavananda Swamigal; murugan – valli episode was depicted well. Rama & Krishna – it was a dance drama with good scope for bhava which she did very well. Mixing vaaranamaayiram with thillana tuned by Ranganayaki Jayaraman was a good idea.

Vocal support by Chirambari Krishnakumar, Mridangam by T.K. Ramakrihsnan, Veena by A. Balaji and flute by A.N. Bhagyalakshmi was fine and very supportive. Especially Chirambari's vocal was fine and she sang with bhava/ragalakshana.

Dance exponent Mrs. Indra Rajan chief guest of the evening has blessed Swetha.

On 17th August 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM; Twin sisters T.A. Vasudaa & T.A. Virraja dis. of Kala Acharya Sironmani, sr. guru Kalaimamani Ranganayaki Jayaraman. In fact their confidence & co-ordination between them was very nice. It was a full fledged performance by the 13 year old dancers and was excellent.

They did the lengthy varnam very well. Young Balakrishna's episodes were enacted very well. Left & right combination was good. The choreography and action for dasavatharam was fine.

Vocal support by Radha Badri, Mridangam by Nellai D. Kannan, Violin by S. Vijaya Raghavan and flute by A. N. Bhagyalakshmi was very supportive to the little dancers.

Co-nattuvangam by S. Vaidehi (recipient of Natrajar statue for 2011) was also fine.

Dance exponent Mrs. Sridevi Priya Sriram chief guest of the evening has blessed the dancers.


On 12th August 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM; Shivani Ramakrishnan and Shreya Ramakrishnan the sisters from Bangalore have presented their excellent bharathanatayam at VDS. They have undergone vigorous traing – it is evident from their dance – well trained by guru Mithun Shyam.

In varnam murugan – valli episode was depicted well. Snake dance by Shreya was fine. She bent and twisted like rubber. Both Shivani and Shreya individually and together they performed very well. Shivani's sita episode was fine as dance drama in adigo baruthihane. They were so energetic to do the panchratna thillana (KND)-was fine, full vigorous and speed.

Vocal support by Ramesh Shadaha, Mridangam by Linga Raju and violin by Mylai Somsundaram was fine

Dance exponent Mrs. Indra Rajan chief guest of the evening has blessed the Bangalore sisters.



On 11th August 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM; That was an excellent dance by little Sruthi Panchanathan. It was a full fledged programme by 11 year old child artiste and she did it very well. Guru Sridevi Priya Sriram's training for imparting the knowledge of dancing to this little girl is good.

She did Shiva panjaksharam, jathiswaram and shabdam well. The varnam Lalgudi's shanmugapriya was lengthy and with lot of jathis which she executed neatly with confidence.Her nimble foot work steps was excellent in kaavadi chindu. For her age bhava is very good.

Vocal support by A.S. Murali, Mridangam by Nellai D. Kannan, Veena by Ananthanarayanan and flute by T. Sashidhar was fine and supportive to Sruthi.

On 10th August 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM; Revathy Ananthakrishnan presented a very good dance performance at VDS. She is lean, tall and agile. Her bhava and foot work were good. It is nice she is also learning vocal. She has been very well trained by her guru Kala Acharya Sironmani Roja Kannan.

Varnam; sakhiya was good, hand movements, limb movements were graceful. Edhukuithanai modi was fine. Lalgudi's mand thillana also good.

Vocal support by Ramadas Gopalakrishnan, Mridangam by K.R. Venkat Subramanian and Violin by R. Kalaiarsan was also good and supportive to Revathy.

Dance exponent Mrs. Malathi Domnic chief guest of the evening blessed the dancer.

On 5th August 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM; V. Anupama Iyer has won the natrajar statue Awarded by VDS ARTS ACDEMY based on her Excellent performance earlier.This is being her second excellent dance in VDS. She is student of Shivakalalayam S. Shiva kumar and Shylaja Shivakumar.

She started the programme with Laya kavidhai in ragam saraswathi a composition of mridangam legend Karaikudi Sri. Mani Iyer was attractive beginning. Varnam was different. It had variety. Her depiction of stories of navarasa of goddess parvathi and execution of jathis were fine. There was ample scope for bhava in the varnam legand Lalgudi's Angayarkanni. Thulsidas Jai Jai Ram-prahalada episode was super. Sivadhanush-was fine.

Vocal support by Veeraraghavan; who sang with bhava and proper emotion and action too and also guru Shivakumar (who joined) was good. Mridangam by Guru Bharadwaj and Veena by Ananthanarayanan was also fine

Dance exponent Mr. Ravi Sharma chief guest of the evening blessed Anupama.