Natya Sankalpaa Newsletter - April 2013

Natya Sankalpaa Newsletter - 2nd edition - April 2013

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.

School news
 
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.

Snapshots of the 2012-2013 Chennai December Season


Above: Anjana John
Top: Sruthi & Swetha


Sowjanya


Sri Rejuta

Upcoming Performances

19 April at 6:30pm: Urmila Sathyanarayanan and students of Natya Sankalpaa perform at RK Swamy Hall, Mylapore under the auspices of ICCR.

Fan Page on Facebook

To stay informed of upcoming performances by Urmila Sathyanarayanan and students of Natya Sankalpaa, 'like' the Urmilia Sathyanarayanan Fan Page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/urmila.sathyanarayanan

Awards received by faculty and students

On 1 December, faculty member Sri Swamimalai S.K. Suresh received the Special Commendation Award for ‘Natya Sangeetham’ from Bharath Kalachar.
 
Congratulations also to students Deeksha Kishore and G. Sajna, who both received 'Best Performer' awards in January 2013 from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha.




Dhiksha Kishore


Sajna G.

 

2013 Arangetrams

Congratulations to the following students of Natya Sankalpaa for completing their Arangetram in March 2013:

2 March: S. Vaisali 
29 March: Selvi Subhiksha Swaminathan
 
Upcoming arangetrams:

14 April: V. Bala Nivetha
28 April: Keerthana
15 June: Sarika
7 July: Chandini & Krunali
21 July: Sruthika
11 August: Thrishyaa
17 August: Shruthilekha
1 September: Ananya
8 September: Bharathi
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