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

On 30th June 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. Pavithra Madhuram daughter and dis. of Mutharasi Ravi performed her yet another excellent dance. This is her 3rd performance at VDS.

Her bhava was fine and matured now. Limb movements were graceful. Foot work is also excellent. To-day she performed a single item andal thirupavai fully for one and half hour; different mudras, sanchari bhava were fine and she enacted all the episodes very well. She is also very brisk on her actions. She relied the intricate jathis neatly. She did gambhira nattai pushpanjali and Krishnan song (Padam) very well.

Both music and dance were fine through out the show. Sai (vocal), mridangam by Thiruvarur K. Venkatsubramanian and violin by Sikkil Balu (violin) and P.V. Ramana (flute) were supported Pavithra very well.

Dance exponent Dr. Saraswathi Sundaresan chief guest, Mrs. Dhayalu Karunanidhi (spl. Guest) and Mrs. Selvi daughter of Mr.M. Karunandhi (spl. Guest) of the evening programme blessed the dancer.

On 29th June 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. Sruthi Balamurali performed an execellent dance. This is her 3rd performance at VDS. We are happy to note her abhinay was improved now. She is very agile. Her limb movements and foot work were elegant. Dancing with keen intrest in involvement. Well trained by her Guru Deepa Balaji.

Kuzhal oodhum azhaga kanna; abhinaya was real azhagu in the varnam. Sanchari bhava and limb movements were fine in the misra kamas bhajan. Thillana was also very good.

Vocal by Ramadas, K.R. Venkatsubramanian (mridangam), V. Muruganandam (Violin) and Shankarnarayanan (flute) have given their good support.

Kalaimamani Dr. Priya Jayraman, bharathanatyam exponent, chief guest of the programme blessed the dancer.

On 24th June 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. N. Karthika performed a very good dance at VDS. She danced with confidence and determination. Her foot work and limb movements in the charanam of varnam konjum sathangai (lathangi) proved it. It was a full fledged programme. Guru Himaja Ramsharan has trained/worked very well.

Both vocal music and dance were fine for thikku theriyadha kattil. She is agile with a smiling through out.

Guru Kalaimamani Tanjore Smt. Rajalakshmi chief guest of the evening blessed Karthika.

On 23rd June 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. R. Lakshmi Priya hails from a great musical family of Mambalam Sisters, grand daughter of veteran kanjira vidwan Sri. A.S. Rangachari and daughter of the famous violinist Dr. Hemalatha is no surprise; she rendered all the kritis neatly with ragalakshana. Her to-days concert was excellent. At just13 her over all knowledge is high and has been well trained by guru Akila Siva.

Main shankarabaranam alapana was good. She rendered the kriti akshaya lingavibo well. Kalpanaswaram had variety. She sang anandhabhairavi alapana also well for himachaladhanaye. The lone thukkada was sung melodiously.

Violin by V. Nandini and mridangam by P.V. Srivatsa gave their very good support.

Vidhushi Sangeetha kala acharya Smt. Suguna Vardhachari chief guest for the concert blessed the young musicians.

At 7.15 PM. V. Supraja performed her yet another excellent vocal at VDS. A dis. of Kala Acharya Sironmani Raji Gopalakrishnan has trained very well on all aspects.

Supraja selected the kritis for the concert was fine and had variety. Sahana varnam, Pahimam (naatai), Sivakama Sundari (mukhari), Narasimha (sub-main), Purahara (amir kalyani), Atukara (manoranjani); she sang all of them neatly with ragalakshana. Main Vachaspathi kriti pahi jagat janani, niraval and kalpanaswaram were rendered very well. Shraddha (Violin) and T. Karthik (mridangam) gave a good support.

On 22nd June 2012 (Friday) at 6.00 PM. Bhargav S. Hariharan performed his excellent vocal concert at VDS. His voice is manly and he sings also like a senior artiste with all mannerism. His pattantharam is good. Well trained by his guru S.P. Ramh and also his father Dr. H. Subramony.

Main Saveri was fine. After a neat alapana, he sang the kriti anjaneya well. Kalpanaswaram had variety. Lavanya Rama was sung very well.

VDS welcomes the new violinist Sahana Vasudevan from California (USA) and mridangam by Swamimalai S. Girish have given their very good support.

A senior doctor of VHS-musician (dis. of Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna) Smt. Sarojini Hariharan has blessed the young artistes.

On 17th June 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. S. Deepanjalis dance was excellent in VDS. It was possible with the complimentory support of the music. Vocal by Chitrambari Krishnakumar, Mridangam by Guru Bharatwaj and veena by Balaji.

She had been well trained by Binesh Mahadevan her guru. That is why she is able to give a full fledged programme all along with a large number of audiences were present to bless her.

Deepanjali is agile and limb movements are elegant. Her balancing in different postures in bho sambho was fine. The lengthy and intricate varnam was a challenge for the young dancer and she acquitted her self very well.

Dance exponents Sri. Balagurunathan and Smt. Gayathri Balagurunathan were present as chief guest of the evening and blessed Deepanjali.

On 16th June 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. B. Madhumitha performed her fine and very good dance at VDS. Her bhava is good. Foot work is brisk and elegant. Dancing with keen interest and has been well trained by guru Lakshmi Kannan.

It was a full fledged programme. Madhus dance was excellent in aaru dheivangal. She enacted very well as durga/sakthi and her different mudhras were fine. She replied the complicated jathis neatly in the varnam. Her face expressions were also fine as rakshasa as well as smiling lord muruga. Song about navarathri nayaki (navarasam) was good and too lengthy.

Vocal by Randhini, mridangam by Ram Shankar Babu and key-board by P.R. Venkatsubramanian have supported the dancer very well.

On 15th June 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. S. Janani's dance performance was marked by fine bhava, elegant limb movements and her excellent foot work. She has all the features to be come a great dancer. Her knowledge is alsi very high at 20. She is well trained by her Guru Anitha Guha.

Jananis nrittam was fine in the Shanmuka Kouthuvam Her bhava was fine in the sakhiye indha jalam varnam. Her sanchari bhava was elegant in padam chinnanchiru kiliye. It was so innovative item to watch. Both dance and music was fine.

Our congratulations to the orchestra members of the evening. Vocal by Hari Prasad, Ram Shankar Babu (Mridangam), Muruganandam (Violin) and B.N. Ramesh (Flute) gave their fine support to the young dancer.

On 10th June 2012 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. S. Harshitha performed her excellent vocal concert. This is her maiden peroformance at VDS. Her voice is fine, bold and good range. Paatantharam is very good and well trained by guru P.B. Sri Rangachari.

Her hamsanadham alapana was very nice to listen for Tanjore Shankara Iyer's ezhiludai hamsanadham. Main Kambhoji alapana also very good. Niraval and kalpanaswarams were nice.

V. Shreyas on the Violin and R. Santhoshram on mridangam gave their very good support.

Sangeetha Vidwan Sri. Embar Kasturi (Thirumalai Bros.) chief guest of the programme blessed the young artistes.

At 7.15 PM. `BALA BASKARA' R. Vishnavi, a child prodigy entered at VDS in 2001 when she was just a nine year old child artiste. No doubt she has improved in all the aspects of music like alapana, niraval, kalpanaswarams and using madulations while singing. Her manodharma is also very good. She is very sincere, dedicated, showing lot of involvement in this art and all along she had grown along with VDS to this higher level of music. Over all knowledge is also high at 20 now.

This is her 9th concert at VDS, all the 9 concerts were graded excellent by VDS.

Selections of the items for the concert was most of them gana ragas and also rare kritis. She is a gifted student of Meera Kedarnathan.

Vaishnavi got fine support on the violin by Shraddha and mridangam by G. Karthik. In fact all the three youngsters performed to day like a leading artiste concert.

On 09th June 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. V. Deepika & V. Nandika performed their excellent vocal-duet concert. Their voice is fine, bold & clear especially in the higher octave. Singing the kritis neatly. Their gamakas and brugas were fine. They have been very well trained by guru Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan.

Their voice is aliening in to a single voice is very nice. Muruga Muruga in saveri was rendered neatly. Kalpanaswarams had variety in dharmavati kriti. Main Shankarabharanam alapana though short it was neat and perfect. Kalpana swarams was very imaginative for mahalakshmi. They sang the thukkadas melodiously.

Violin by Guru Raaghav and mridangam by Kalpattu V. Sairam gave a very good support to the sisters.

At 7.15 PM. Vandana Krishnamurthi performed her excellent vocal concert. This is his 4th concert and Ist promotional concert to one and half hour sr. slot at VDS. Now she has improved in her modulations. Selections of the songs had variety. Guru Kala Acharya Sironmani Meera Kedarnathan has trained her very well on all aspects.

Her sub main bilahari was good. Main gamakakriya alapana was very nice. Niraval was good and swaram kalpana was fine. She sang the thukkadas beautifully. Thamboori song was fine.
Violin by Guru Praanesh and mridangam by R. Santhoshram gave a very good support.

On 03rd June 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. That was an excellent dance performance by P. Kaviya a student of Kalaimamani Jayashree Narayanan. The girl from Pondicherry has shown her keen interest in Bharathanatyam and had variety of items she performed.

At just 14 she is confident, lean, tall, agile and good footed. Her limb movements are elegant. Her jathiswaram and muruga shabdham were fine. She replied the intricate jathis of the tharu varnam in ragam kamas neatly. Banthattam and mayil vahana padam both were performed very well.

Vocal by Gnana Prakasam, mridangam by Prasanna and violin by Thanikachalam were supported the dancer Kaviya very wel

On 01st June 2012 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. V. Haritha performed a fine & very good dance at VDS. She is very confident, tall & agile. Her limb movements are elegant. Abhinaya was good. Selections of the items were fine and variety. She is well trained by Guru Purnima Sriraman. 

Haritha answered the lengthy jathis in aanandha nardana ganapathim neatly. Bhairavi varnam was very good. Her sanchari bhava was fine in the folk dance. Her dance was brisk and elegant in navarakamaliga padam. She enacted the different episodes of goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi very well.

Vocal by Dr. Vanathy Raguraman, Vedakrishnan (Mridangam) & Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan (Violin) and B. Ramesh (Flute) gave their fine support.

Sri. P. N. Viswanathan, DGM-SBI, chief guest of the programme blessed the dancer.