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

On 25th March 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. M. Greeshma performed an excellent dance to-day at VDS. She has flexible body and nimble footed. The limb movements were elegant. She did the shabdham very well. Varnam gokula bala in kalyani was very good. she answered the jathis neatly. Well trained by her guru J. Surya Narayana Murthi..

Her balancing was excellent in the kutchupudi dance. Bhava was very good in yaadavaraya. Full credit to guru and the student. A large number of rasikas blessed the dancer.

The melodious vocal by Hari Prasad who sung with full involvement, mridangam by Anil Kumar. And violin by Vijayaraghavan was fine and success for the programme.

Chief guest of the programme the bharathanatyam exponent Smt. Anitha Guha, has blessed the dancer Greeshma.

On 24th March 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. Vaishnavi Chella has performed a very good dance at VDS. She is tall and having very good features. Her limb movements, foot work and bhava everything is good. Guru Naga Priya Karthikeyan has trained her well.

Vaishnavi's both costumes were fine. She did the lengthy shabdam of Tanjore quartet very well. Her varnam; swamiyai azhathu in ragam navaragamalika was good. Jawali was fine.

Music was very supportive to Vaishnavi.Vocal by Girija Ramaswami, Dhananjayan (Mridangam), Mruganandham (Violin) & Ramesh (Flute) gave their fine support.

On 17th March 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. Ishwarya Shrikanth has performed an excellent vocal concert. Her over all knowledge is very good. Voice is fine, bold and versatile. Guru Rajeswari has trained her very well.

Selections of the itmes for the concert was very good. She sang all the kritis neatly. Though aarabi alapana was short it was good with ragalakshana. Main varali; alapana, kriti kaa vaa vaa, niraval and swaram were good. Poornachandrika thillana was fine.

Violin by Poorna Prajna and mridangam by S. Guru Aravind gave a very good support.

Mr. R. Sridharan a managing trustee of Swarna puri trust, chief guest of the concert has blessed the young artistes.

At 7.15 PM. V. Amrith Narayan performed his excellent vocal concert for VDS. His all round knowledge is high. He proved this in his thodi. In fact all the three artistes violin by Poorna Prajna and mridangam by P.V. Srivatsa excelled in this kriti. Amrith sang all the kritis with ragalakshana. Lathangi was very good. He sang all the thukkadas very well. Full credit to guru Meera Kedarnathan.

Mr. Radhakrishnan jt. Secy. of Indian fine arts society, chief guest of the evening has blessed them.

On 10th March 2012 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. G.S. Harini performed her very good dance recital at VDS. Her foot work is good. She did the simple jathis varnam well. Sanchari bhava was executed perfectly. She did all the padams neatly. She is well trained by her guru Suriya Santhanam.

Music was very supportive to the dancer. Vocal by Priya, Mridangam by C.K. Vasudevan, Key board by K.R. Venkatsubramanian (his theeratha vilayattu pillai was really super).

Chief guest of the programme Smt. Chandra Dhandayuthapani pillai and Mrs. Girija Ramaswami has blessed the little dancer.

On 04th March 2012 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. L. Nethra performed a very good dance at VDS. At just 10 she is quite confident and her performance shown she has prepared very well. Well trained by guru Suriya Santhanm.

She did the jathiswaram neatly. Varnam was very good. She was very agile while executed the jathis. She is able to express adequate bhava at this tender age. Both music and dance for kurai ondrum illai was super.

Vocal by Priya, Vasudevan (mridangam) and sadagopan (violin) gave their fine support.

Ktchupudi exponent Mrs. Jayapriya Vikraman, Mr. N. Ethirajan, Secy. Mylapore arts academy, guest of honours of the programme has blessed the dancer Nethra.

On 03rd March 2012 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. Neha Rajagopalan performed her excellent vocal concert at VDS. She is quite confident and well prepared for concert. Rendering kritis very well and also well trained by her guru Neyveli K. Ganesh.

Mohanam was very good, after a neat alapana she sang the kriti evvarura very well. Main keeravani alapana was good. Kriti punniyam orukodi, niraval and swaram were imaginative, it was above her age.

Supporting artistes Sayee Rakshith(violin) and B. Arvind Shankar (midangam) gave a good support to her.


At 7.15 PM. R. Dhivya a dis. of Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan gave her excellent vocal concert. The selections of the kritis were good. Her over all knowledge is good. Sings kritis nicely. Voice is also good with a good range.

Kalyani was very good; niraval, muthaippu swarams also very good. Main kamboji was fine. Alapana has some good pidis. Kriti maragathavalli was sung very well. Kalpanaswaram had variety. Divya sang the thukkadas melodiously.

Sayee Rakshith on violin, B. Sai Shankar on Mridangam gave a very good support.