20 April 2024, 09:30 am
Programme Type
Multipurpose Hall, Kamaladevi Complex, IIC

Programme Details

Organised in collaboration with Natya Vriksha; Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India; and with the Support of Friends of Natya Vriksha

In the Multipurpose Hall from 09:30 to 13:00 
Movement Techniques in Sattriya

A workshop led by Prateesha Suresh with artists from Assam

At 16:00 in C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium
Natya Vriksha Lifetime Achievement Award

To be conferred to Smt Leela Venkataraman, renowned dance critic/commentator/writer and author

At 16:15 – Celebrating Rukmini Devi Arundale
To mark the 120th birth anniversary of the dance legend, release of the book Rukmini Devi Arundale, Arts Revivalist and Institution Builder by V.R. Devika (Niyogi Books, 2024)
Dr. V.R. Devika, author of the book will make an illustrated presentation along with a video screening to bring alive the magic of Rukmini Devi Arundale

The book will be released by Dr. Karan Singh 

At 18:30
Young Dancers Festival: Tribute to Lakshmi Vishwanathan

Bharatanatyam performance of Varnam

By Vaishnavi Srinivasan and Nivedha Harish, disciples of Guru Smt Roja Kannan

Dancer Tanjore Gnyana danced the Useni Swara Jathi for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1875. That same varnam, taught by devadasis to Lakshmi Vishwanathan, was then in turn taught by Lakshmi to Vaishnavi and Nivedha

Followed by
Kathak Recital
By Divya Goswami