Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bond with the Bard - Subramania Bharati - April 2015

Bond with the Bard- Postponed to 

Our prog at Atta Galatta postponed to 26th April, 6 p.m. 

The child who wooed an assembly of scholars with his poetic genius and was honoured with the title of Bharati died in 1921 at the age of 39. His writing in that short span caused 20th century Tamil literature to be called the “Age of Subramania Bharati.” It is no wonder that his songs are hugely popular even today among singers, dancers and poetry lovers and indeed, with people of all ages. 

Saluting the genius of Subramania Bharati is this unique presentation of the Mahakavi’s verses through song, dance and English rendering.

The artists are:
Smt. Geetha Srikrishnan hails from a musically inclined family. She started learning Classical Carnatic Music at very young age and she continued to learn under eminent Musicians in Chennai and Bangalore. At present she is under the tutelage of Smt. Neela Ramgopal, one of the senior most musicians of Karnataka. She has performed in many events and also enjoys teaching music to young children. The poetry of Subramania Bharati is a particular favourite of hers.

Ramaa Venugopalan has been practicing and performing Bharatanatyam for the past two and a half decades. Ramaa's performances have been lauded for her involved Abhinaya and her strict adherence to the traditional technicality of the art form. Ramaa holds a Master's Degree in Bharatanatyam and its allied subjects such as Philosophy, History and study of Temple Architecture. A teacher for a few keen and serious students, and a choreographer, Ramaa is a firm believer in the depth that classicism of the art form offers. Her focus is on pursuing excellence in Bharatanatyam, exploring the varied possibilities of the art form with conviction and adherence to its traditional richness and depth. 

Usha Rajagopalan is a writer, translator and environmentalist. She has six books to her credit and the privilege of saving one lake, the Puttenahalli lake. Her PNLIT is the first citizens' group in Bangalore to officially maintain a lake for which they won the Namma Bengaluru award. She has won several prizes for writing including thrice consecutively in the Commonwealth Short Story competition and been awarded fellowships in India and abroad.

Address: #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Blr. 
Landmark: Across from Jyothi Nivas College, near Millennium Opticals. AG is located on the 1st floor. 

bond with the bard, subramania bharati, koranangala, ramaa venugopalan, apr2015, 18, bangalore, do not copy, copyrights acknowledged

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