Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Natya Sankalpaa newsletter. Through this newsletter we wish to keep our current and past students, their parents, as well as our many well-wishers informed about the activities of Natya Sankalpaa.
The school’s annual exams for dance and ancillary subjects were held on April 5th, 6th and 7th for all batches. The exam for senior students included a written and oral theory exam, an independent study project (students were asked to visit and write about any 1 of 5 Shiva temples proposed) and notebook. Every year external examiners are invited to evaluate the students.
A new batch of students will be joining Natya Sankalpaa on April 14th.
The school will be closed during the month of May for the summer holidays, re-opening on Monday 3rd June 2013.
Performances and events
The staff and students of Natya Sankalpaa had a busy 2012-2013 December season. Urmila Sathyanarayanan presented three solo performances, as well as three group productions along with students of Natya Sankalpaa at esteemed sabhas. On January 7th, Urmila Sathyanarayanan and 24 students of Natya Sankalpaa presented Panchali Sapatham, a thematic production, at the prestigious Music Academy Dance Festival. In addition, 22 students of Natya Sankalpaa presented solo performances during the 2012-2013 Chennai December Season.
Other performances presented by Natya Sankalpaa in 2013:
9 January: Anwesha Das performed at the Cuttack Mahotsav in Cuttack, Orissa.
20 January: Urmila Sathyanarayanan and students performed at the Mamallapuram Dance Festival.
23 January: Urmila Sathyanarayanan performed at the Nishagandhi Dance Festival at Nishagandhi Auditorium, Trivandrum.
1 February: Anwesha Das performed at Sai Nrityotsav, Seva Sadan, Bangalore.
3 February: Anwesha Das performed at the Delhi Tamil Sangam, New Delhi.
7 February: Urmila Sathyanarayanan presented a solo performance for the Sarasa Natya Mala, a homage to late Guru Smt. K.J. Sarasa, at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.
8 February: Urmila Sathyanarayanan and students performed at the Government Music College, Chennai.
17 February: Urmila Sathyanarayanan presented a solo Bharatanatyam performance at the Sangeetha Samajam Annual Festival, Madurai.
20 February: Anwesha Das performed at Taj Mahotsav, Agra.
22 February: Anwesha Das performed at the Khajuraho Dance Festival.
22 March: Urmila Sathyanarayanan presented a solo Bharatanatyam performance at the SIFAS Annual Festival, Singapore.
24 March: Urmila Sathyanarayanan performed at Taman Ismail Marzuki (Teater Kecil) Jakarta, Indonesia, under the auspices of the Jakarta Indian Fine Arts Society.