VDS Arts Academy - Arts wings of Muthukrishnan Memorial Club
Review ( Month of Sep -2011)

On 25th September 2011 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. S. Vaidehi's bharathanatyam was excellent & elegant. Gurus Ranganayaki Jayaraman and Binesh Mahadevan have trained her very well. Vaidehi's limb movements are perfect and graceful. Foot work is good. Bhava is very good.

Vellai thamarai was graceful to watch. She did the thodi varnam well, answered the jathis neatly. Navarasa bhava was depicted nicely. Mahadeva Shiva shambo in revathi was fine and also a best piece of the programme. We appreciate her guts and determination when she did Mahadeva shiva, no glimpse of fatigue was seen.

Music support was very good. Vocal by Chitrambari, Mridangam by Venkat Subramanian, Violin by M.S. Kannan.

We must appreciate a large number of audiences gathered and blessed the dancer Vaidehi

Chief guest of the programme Smt. Srilatha Vinod the dance exponent has blessed the dancer.

On 24h September 2011 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. M. Vidhyadharini performed her excellent dance for VDS. Gurus Ranganayaki Jayaraman and Binesh Mahadevan have trained her very well. She is agile and flexible. Limb movements are elegant. Foot work is good. Bhava is very good.

She did the panthuvarali varnam well; a composition os Maduria R. Muralidharan. There were lengthy sanchari bhava items for about 50 minits which she executed very well. Symmetrical poses were perfect. Her mayil vahana was fine. The dance and peacock poses were perfect. Episodes in Krishna leela ewere depicted very well. That was the best item to-day.

Vocal and instrumental music was fine. Vocal by Chitrambari, Mridangam by Jayshankar, Violin by M.S. Kannan.

Chief guest Smt. Shobana Ramesh the dance exponent has blessed Vidhyadharini.

On 18th September 2011 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. S. Chethana performed a fine, very good and obsorbing dance at VDS. She is just 14. Learning this art form from Kaveri Ramesh now and her previous guru was Mutharasi Ravi. Both of them trained her well.

Naatai kurunji varnam was fine. Answered the jathis well. Sanchari bhava was well depicted by her. Other padams Sri charka, Asaidhadum mayil, Azhagu dheivam (kavadi chinndu) were good. Her fast step coverage was fine in Bho Sambho.

V. Venugopal (Vocal), Venkatsubramaniam (mridangam), M.S. Kannan (violin) and Devaraj (Flute) gave their fine support.

Kumbakonam Sri. S. Swaminathan chief guest of the dance has blessed Chethana.

On 17th September 2011 (Saturday) at 6.30 PM. Vandhana Valsakumar dance performance was excellent to-day at VDS. She has ideal features for a dancer. Her foot-work and limb movements were elegant. Hastham was adequate. Bhava is good. Gurus Ranganayaki Jayaraman and Binesh Mahadevan have trained her very well.

Ragamalika varnam nithya kalyani was very good. She replied the jathis for the varnam neatly. Adhuvum soluval (sowrashtram), Oddodi Vandhenkanna (madhuvanthi) were fine.

Vocal by Roshini Ganesh, Mridangam by Venkat Subramanian, Violin by C.K. Vijayaraghavan have rendered their fine support for the dancer.

Chief guest of the programme Smt. Sasrekha Rammohan, dance exponent has blessed the dancer Vandhana.

On 16th September 2011 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. Sairam Santhanam performed his fine and very good dance for VDS. He is showing keen interest in this art form. His foot-work is neat. Limb movements were fine. He was agile and brisk. Student of R. Vijaymadhavan and has been trained by him very well.

Sairam did the lengthy natta kurunji varnam well. He also did Vishnu Kouthuvam, Thanikachala Panchharathinam, Maa dhayai nidhi and aadum dhivame well. His abhinaya was fine in kalyanarama padam.

Vocal and instumental by Sriram Parthasarathi (vocal), Mayuram . J. Shankar (mridangam), V. Muruganandam (Violin) and B. Gokul (Flute) was fine and enhanced the dance.

Harikata Exponent Mannargudi S. Balasubramanian, chief guest of the programme has blessed the artiste Sairam Santhanam

On 11th September 2011 (Sunday) at 6.00 PM. G. Adityaram gave yet another excellent flute concert at VDS - of is his 4th consecutive. We can happy to mention he has been improving in playing kritis & swaram kalpana. He has been well trained by his gurus Alathoor Nagarajan and Sikkil Baskaran.

Suddha dhanyasi was very good. Main kalyani was fine. After a short but neat alapana he played the kriti vasudevayani well. Kalpanaswaram was good. He was ably supported on the violin by R. Shyam and mridangam by R. Akshayram.

At 7.15 PM. That was an excellent veena concert by R. Hariram. He has great control over the instrument. His fingering & striking are fine. It is melodious. He plays effortlessly. Paatantharam by Guru Dr. Kamala Ashwathama was very good.

He displayed his knowledge in kartha ragas and kritis. He played too much in mandhirasthayee. The ragamalika in RTP was fine. Simhendra mdhymam kriti played nicely-so also saama kriti.

Akshayram on the percussion gave his very good support.

On 10th September 2011 (Saturday) at 6.00 PM. S. Krithika from Tanjore gave her good vocal performance at VDS. Her voice is fine, bold, clear and melodious also. She is quite cinfident. Hamsadwani kriti was good. Main kambodi kiriti Sri raghuvarapriyameya was very good. Swathi thirunal's dhanasri thillana was sung very well.Guru Mythili Kanna has trained her very well.

She was supported on the Violin by V. Shreyas and mridangam.by K.R. Narayen.

At 7.15 PM. R. Karhik Narayanan's vocal concert was marked by his 5th consecutive excellent at VDS. He has a versatile voice. His all round knowledge is high at 18. Guru Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi has trained him very well.

Karthik's madhyamavathi alapana had some imaginative pidis. He sang the kriti venkatesa ninnu well; niraval & kalpana swaram was good.

Shrradha on violin and R. Santhoshram on mridangam gave very good support

On 09th September 2011 (Friday) at 6.30 PM. Dhivya Malayappan performed yet another excellent dance at VDS. She is our regular artiste and has been performing for the 5th time. Her maiden performance at VDS was in 2000 when she was just 9 year old child prodigy. Now she has improved in all the aspects and growing along with VDS in the past 10 years. An elegant dancer dancing with keen interest and involvement. Learning.

under the tutelage of Tanjore Rajalakshmi.

She is tall, agile and fine footed with brisk limb movements. Her abhinaya was fine in the varnam ; mohalahagiri in ragam kaapi. She answered the intricate jathis in different nadais neatly. Shivaranjani thillana was performed nicely.

Music was fine Bhama Visweswaran (Vocal), Guru Bharadwaj (mridangam) M.S. Kannan (violin) and C.P. Venkatesan (flute) have given their fine support.

Smt. Shankari Balasubramanian, chief guest of the programme blessed Dhivya.

On 04th September 2011 (Sunday) at 6.30 PM. M.R.Sruthipriya performed her third consecutive excellent dance at VDS. She has been impressing consistently especially in bhava. Her foot work and limb movements are perfect & graceful. Full credit to guru `Best Guru awardee' of VDS, J. Suriyanarayana Murthi for having molded this young artiste as a fine dancer.

Sruthi answered the jathis of the varnam velanai kaanbom vaarir in kamas neatly. Dasavatharam was depicted very well in a nut shell. Bhava was fine in naan oru vilayattu bomayya.

Music was fine Hariprasad (Vocal), Anilkumar (mridangam) and Padmanabhan (violin) gave their fine support.