Bombay Jayashri Carnatic music vocalist Profile

Bombay Jayashri
Carnatic music, Classical Music, Music
Bombay Jayashri  Carnatic music vocalist Profile
The contemplative quality, her expository technique giving space for creativity, her intuitive and melodic approach; all these lend a spiritual tone to Bombay Jayashri's music- states a renowned critic in The Hindu.
Born into a family of musicians with rich lineage and steeped in pedigree music, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Jayashri has been groomed under the guidance of legend Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman and Smt T R Balamani. Jayashri, today not only bears the torch of the Lalgudi tradition, but has also evolved a distinct style of her own.
With a career extending over two decades, Jayashri is today among the most sought after Carnatic musicians. The myriad aficionados, spanning generations, that throng her concerts would bear ample testimony to this. Her work has won her the acclaim of prestigious institutions in India and abroad.
Jayashri has deployed the essence of the classical idiom most effectively in her search for avenues beyond the concert format. More recently she has harnessed her skills towards composing music as a powerful catalyst in promoting our rich legacy in literature and other art forms which have opened up new vistas for exploring her creative instincts. Her composition for the operatic ballet based on the Tamil Epic – 'Silapadhikaaram' is an example of this.
In her voyage as a cultural ambassador of India's rich heritage, Jayashri has performed extensively in India and abroad in the most prestigious fora, drawing critical acclaim wherever she performed. Jayashri has the rare privilege of being the first Carnatic classical performer in the Opera House in Durban and the Russian Opera House in Helsinki, Finland. Drawing from this exposure Jayashri has been collaborating extensively with Western classical music groups in creating what could truly be described as world music which opens up new vistas of music appreciation.
Another dimension to music which Jayash
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    Chembai Venkitaraman Violinist and Vocalist in Carnatic Classical Music Profile

    Chembai Venkitaraman
    Violin
    Chembai Venkitaraman Violinist and Vocalist in Carnatic Classical Music Profile
    Sri. Chembai CK Venkitaraman , Head of the Department of Violin — Chembai Memorial Government Music College Palakkad, is a senior Carnatic Violinist and a sought after music teacher , from Palakkad, Kerala.
    Born on 14th September, 1958, into one of the most illustrious musical families in Kerala, Sri.Chembai Venkitaraman studied carnatic vocal music from his father Sri.Chembai Kothandaraman who is a disciple of Late Sri.Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavather and who was Professor of music in Kerala Kalamandalam.
    Sri.Venkitaraman continued his studies and passed Ganabhooshanam with first class and First rank, and later Gana Praveena also with First Rank.
    After studies, worked as a music teacher in Kerala Kalamandalam for some time, and later joined as a violin tutor in Chembai Memorial Government Music College,Palakkad,Kerala in 1988. Now he is the Head of the Department of Violin at Chembai Memorial Government Music Colege,Palakkad,Kerala.
    Mother C.S.Subbalakshmi , is niece of Sri.Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar. Now, Sri.Chembai Venkitaraman lives in Tharakkad,Palakkad with his wife ,Padma and son CV Sreeram.
      Contact Details and Biodata
      Chembai CK Venkitaraman
      Violinist
      7/482
      "Sreeram"
      Tharakkad
      Palakkad-Kerala
      09447708112
      0491-2538112

      Rema Shrikant Dancer choreographer & teacher Profile

      Rema Shrikant
      Bharatha Natyam
      Rema Shrikant Dancer choreographer & teacher Profile
      A Keralite by origin, Rema has had intensive training in Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi under veteran masters including her father, Guru Krishna Panicker, mother Gowri Panicker; and Padmabhusan Prof. C.V. Chandrasekhar. A Gold Medalist in Bharatanatyam from M.S. University, she has done her Masters in Performing Arts with specialization in Bharatanatyam. She is empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India for cultural exchange programs and also with the Gujarat government as its choreographer for Vibrant shows. She has conducted many workshops in India and abroad. Rema has been training students in her institute, Ellora Center for Performing Arts since 1976.
      Rema has performed several times in India and abroad. Gauri Parimoo, dance critic commented in Times of India that "Rema communicates with her audiences with persuasive intensity through her nritta and abhinaya. This talented dancer adheres to the traditional classical form. With her extreme sincerity and her unique style, one finds a true blend of the finer aspects of various schools and systems in her repertoire. Her performances are both visual delight and a satisfying experience to the connoisseurs as well as the commoner. Dance as a visual medium has found a true expression through Rema and Rema is a dancer par excellence"
      Rema has choreographed many dance dramas based on traditional and modern themes and include Nritya Nivedanam, Gita Govindam, Andal, Mooladharam, Maya, Keraleeyam, Shrusti Tandavam etc. These dance dramas have been presented at major dance festivals of the country and abroad including Festival of India in Russia, Uday Shankar Dance Festival, Kolkata, Gujarat Sangeet Natak Academi Festival Ahmedabad, Gujarat Festival Kolkata, Kalamandalam Saptadi, Nila Dance and Music Festival in Vallatholnagar, Swaralaya Festival of Dance and Music in Palakkad, Ananya's Purana Qila Dance Festival in Delhi, and more...
      Rema Shrikant has
        Contact Details and Biodata
        Rema Shrikant
        50/321
        Ellora Park
        Vadodra- 390 023
        Gujrat
        India
        9825572119
        9909039959

        Jyothish M G Theatre actor & director Profile

        Jyothish M G
        Drama
        Jyothish M G Theatre actor & director Profile
        Jyothish M G has graduated in Theatre Arts (Direction) from School of Drama, University of Calicut and holds Masters in Theatre Arts (Direction) from University of Pondichery
        Working as the artistic director of Abhinaya theatre research centre since its inception in 1992, he has directed more than 20 play productions. His major directorial works include "Shadow of the Glenn", "Zoo Story", "DeathWatch", "Bhagavadajjukam", "Macbeth", "Sidhartha", "Sakharam Binder" and 'Lesson',lady from the sea.
        Many of his critically acclaimed directorial ventures have regularly been invited to and presented at numerous festivals like Avignon Off Festival, France,world theatre fistival austrelia, Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Rang Swarn and Prithvi Theatre Festival.
        Apart from being the artistic director of Abhinaya, he also works as a prominent theatre instructor for numerous courses on drama jointly conducted by Abhinaya and various Governmental and private organizations.
        A junior fellowship awardee of the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India, he has got the pristegeous national sasskrithi award for theatre exalence in 2009.
        He has been invited as a guest by the British Council to attend the prestigious Edinburg Festival in August 2009.
          Contact Details and Biodata
          Jyothish M G
          Abhinaya Theatre Research Centre
          Plathara
          Venkode P O
          Thiruvananthapuram 695 028
          Kerala
          India
          93874 90221

          Sreejith Remanan Theatre actor, director & researcher Profile

          Sreejith Remanan
          Drama
          Sreejith Remanan Theatre actor, director & researcher  Profile
          Actor, director, researcher and theatre-trainer, Sreejith Remanan is currently faculty at the School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur.
          Born in the southern most state of India, Kerala Sreejith has completed his Bachelor of Theatre Arts (School of Drama, Thrissur), Master of Performing Arts (University of Hyderabad), Master of Philosophy in theatre (Mahatma Gandhi University) and three year diploma in contemporary acting (Theatre Training Research Programme, Singapore). Trained under internationally acclaimed practitioners for more than a decade at camps and workshops, Sreejith's aptitude and energy have been transformed into competence in these avenues. He is an active performer, who has participated in about 80 productions in various capacities that were staged all over India and abroad. He was casted in the lead role in the play Saketham that was staged in Tokyo and also in the plays of Maya Tungberg, Philip Zarilly, Fueda Uichiro, Leela Alaniz, Kok Heng Luen, S.Ramanujam, Abilash Pillai and Ram Gopal Bajaj. He has also won the best actor award by the state government of Kerala in 2003 for Chayamukhi ,directed by Prasanth Narayanan.
          Among his half a dozen directorial ventures, The Chairs(Eugene Ionesco) and The Museum of Lost Pieces (a devising project of the students of the University of Hyderabad) merit most attention. He has also directed a short film, Yakusha Co.Ltd(Japanese), which won the best director award at the Swaralaya Film Festival.
          A theatre practitioner with deep exposure to and hands-on experience in many theatrical and martial arts traditions of South Asia, Sreejith believes in synergizing the insights for an emerging aesthetics. He subjectively studies theoretical approaches and internalizes them for working his way through the world of the visual, the auditory and the energetic.
            Contact Details and Biodata
            Sreejith Remanan
            Varayil veedu
            murunthal.B
            perinad (po)
            kollam 691601
            099 47 020742
            0474 270 2613

            Aswathi Krishna Classical & play back singer Profile

            Aswathi Krishna
            Ganamela, Classical Music, Film Songs, Ganamela, Music
            Aswathi Krishna Classical & play back singer Profile
            Aswathi Krishna is a classical & play back singer residing at Kochi. She has been learning classical music for the last 14 years and performing in Chembai festival Guruvayoor for the last 12 years. She is also a dance laurels holder in Bharatanatyam and western styles. She got a gold medal in vocal and also selected as "Best of 40" in Idea star singer season 6. She has expertise in anchoring and been a part of many TV shows especially in Kairali-We and TCV channels.
              Contact Details and Biodata
              Aswathi krishna.v
              C/o asst comdt rohit k.
              Esmaria house(joy kannat)
              near sacred heart's college mammanimukku
              Thevara
              kochi. Pin:682013
              8281366841
              8893784707

              Hima Shankar Theatre actor & director Profile

              Hima Shankar
              Drama, Drama
              Hima Shankar  Theatre actor & director Profile
              Hima Shankar is a highly talented theatre artist & director. She also acted in many malayalam movies. She would like to concentrate more on theatre - direction and currently working on a project which will be completed by next year. She is a native of Kodakara, Thrissur and now residing in Trivandrum. She completed her theatre course from school of drama Thrissur and enacted many characters then after throughout her career. She was also associated with leading theatre troupes in Kerala like Abhinaya, Theatre of good hope, Niriksha and Janabheri.
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              http://thiraseela.com/article/?id=177
                Contact Details and Biodata
                Hima Shankar
                Kodakara
                Thrissur

                Parvathy Menon Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                Parvathy Menon
                Bharatha Natyam
                Parvathy Menon Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                Parvathy Menon, post diploma holder from Kalakshetra, is a serious advocate of the discipline with unrelenting passion for the great art form inherited from the past. As a Guest Artist of Kalakshetra as well as partner in Dance with Shijith Nambiar, Parvathy Menon has already achieved a place in the highly challenging artistic arena in India and abroad. Her outstanding expressive skills and ability to work within the traditional framework make her performances elegant and communicating. She respectfully attributes her success to all her Gurus especially from Kalakshetra.
                Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon the Bharatanatyam Duo, who have established their presence in Chennai and abroad, are the young ambassadors of the divine art form 'Bharatanatyam' in the true sense. They have undertaken, voluntarily and successfully, the task of demonstrating the spiritual power of Bharatanatyam through their expositions at various stages in India and abroad. The unperturbed passion and dedication, apart from the true adherence to the traditions, make them unique and exemplary in their discipline.
                Having unparalleled credentials to their profile, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon demand acclaim with authority through their performance.
                Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, together they explore the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, together they worship the spirituality of Bharatanatyam, together they pursue the dialogue of cultures in Bharatanatyam and finally, together they take you to experience "Bharatanatyam".
                  Contact Details and Biodata
                  Parvathy Menon
                  Kalakshetra Colony
                  Besant Nagar
                  Chennai
                  Tamil Nadu
                  9884026165
                  9884252411

                  Jyotsna jagannathan Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                  Jyotsna jagannathan
                  Bharatha Natyam
                  Jyotsna jagannathan Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                  Dr Jyotsna jagannathan, hailed as one of the most talented bharatanatyam dancers of her generations, has earned recognition in a very short span of time. Check the website for more details.
                    Contact Details and Biodata
                    Jyotsna jagannathan
                    Villa No 28
                    Vaswani Whispering palms
                    Outer ring road
                    Marathahalli
                    Bangalore
                    98410 02816

                    Shijith Nambiar Bharatanatyam Dancer Profile

                    Shijith Nambiar
                    Bharatha Natyam
                    Shijith Nambiar Bharatanatyam Dancer   Profile
                    Shijith Nambiar, ex-faculty member of Kalakshetra, the world-renowned institution at Chennai, is a multifaceted artist having exceptional choreographic skills and musical sense. Shijith Nambiar, within a short span of leaving Kalakshetra, in pursuit of exploring the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, has established an identity in the discipline of Bharatanatyam in India as well as abroad. His performances have received great acclaim from prominent exponents of the discipline in India and abroad.
                    Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon the Bharatanatyam Duo, who have established their presence in Chennai and abroad, are the young ambassadors of the divine art form 'Bharatanatyam' in the true sense. They have undertaken, voluntarily and successfully, the task of demonstrating the spiritual power of Bharatanatyam through their expositions at various stages in India and abroad. The unperturbed passion and dedication, apart from the true adherence to the traditions, make them unique and exemplary in their discipline.
                    Having unparalleled credentials to their profile, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon demand acclaim with authority through their performance.
                    Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, together they explore the intricacies of Bharatanatyam, together they worship the spirituality of Bharatanatyam, together they pursue the dialogue of cultures in Bharatanatyam and finally, together they take you to experience "Bharatanatyam".
                      Contact Details and Biodata
                      Shijith Nambiar
                      Kalakshetra Colony
                      Besant Nagar
                      Chennai 
                      9884026165
                      9884252411

                      Bindhu Pradeep Classical Dancer Profile

                      Bindhu Pradeep
                      Mohiniyattam
                      Bindhu Pradeep Classical Dancer Profile
                      Bindhu Pradeep is classical dancer and completed her BA in Music and MA in Bharathanatyam. She is also performing Mohiniyattam & Bharathanatyam and a part of Soorya Krishanmurthy dance troupe.
                        Contact Details and Biodata
                        Bindhu Pradeep
                        Aswamedham
                        Ajantha nagar
                        Arappura
                        Vattiyurkkavu
                        Trivandrum
                        8129329701

                        Sneha Sreekumar Classical Dancer, Theatre-Movie artist Profile

                        Sneha Sreekumar
                        Drama, Bharatha Natyam, Kerala Natanam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Drama
                        Sneha Sreekumar  Classical Dancer, Theatre-Movie artist  Profile
                        Sneha Sreekumar started learning dance from a tender age of five, a passion for learning new art forms that has grown with her age. She has been a regular performer at the secondary and higher secondary school festivals in the state of kerala and has bagged numerous prizes for her spell bounding performances. Her strong urge for experimentation has helped her bring such lively and spell bounding performances much to the delight of the audience.Extremely versatile she not only holds a Bachelors degree in Malayalam but also a Masters degree in Theatre arts from Sree Sankaracharya University Kalady.Sneha Sreekumar is an alumnus of the prestigious Maharajas college Ernakulam,Her intense passion to study performing arts in depth has made her acquire a Mphil in performing arts from Mahathma Gandhi University, Kerala .Sneha Sreekumar is sheer poetry and inspirational joy surpassing boundaries. Her performances are intimate yet simple and refreshing. A professional artist, she combines artistry with keen observation she has also worked in collaborations with nationally acclaimed artists and theatre personalities,Sneha Sreekumar is truly a classical example of multi-faceted and dynamic artist of the new age.
                        Sneha Sreekumar has carved a niche for herself in the world of performing arts at such an young age ,being in the field since 15 years,she draws immensely from her experience in , Mohiniyattom, Kathakali , Ottanthullal Bharatha Natyam , Kuchi pudi and Theatre which has made her grow into a complete artist.
                        As a performing artist theatre personality,her strength comes from flawless rhythm, flexibility and her capacity to express a range of emotions in a matter of seconds.She has been successful in capturing the vitality and freshness of performing arts, and fuses them with the sophistication and precision of the classical forms. She has performed throughout India and abroad. Engagements include Mexico as well as performing with and as part of festivals in various
                        Drama - Theatre
                        Ottanthullal
                        Kathakali
                        Mohiniyattam
                        BharataNatyam
                        Kerala Natanam
                        Kuchipudi
                        Contact Details and Biodata
                        Sneha S
                        Souparnika
                        Kumbalam p o
                        cochin 682506.
                        9846713818

                        T Reddi Lakshmi Kuchipudi Artist Profile

                        T Reddi Lakshmi
                        Kuchipudi
                        T Reddi Lakshmi Kuchipudi Artist Profile
                        T.Reddi Lakshmi is one of the talented Kuchipudi performers of the present generation. An analyst by profession, she is a post graduate in Business Administration. Her passion for Kuchipudi was encouraged when she moved to Delhi from Andhra Pradesh. She is learning Kuchipudi from last 15 years under the eminent Gurus Padmasri Jayarama Rao and Vanashree Rao.
                        As an active member of the Kuchipudi dance group, she has performed just recently in the Year of India in Canada 2011 and gave 10 performances all over Canada. As a soloist she has also performed in Classical Dance festival organized by ICCR 2011- Horizon series, International festival of Classical dances organized by Jayantika and was awarded the title of Nritya Jayantika at Bahai Temple and also Tamil Sangam, Ayyappa Temple, Shankar matam, Andhra school, Trade fair festival, I.I.T international conference, SAARC conference, International Lawyers conference, IHC, Chinmaya Mission, Nadaneerajanam, Delhi Hatt, Central park-CWG celebration and many more.
                        Her latest performances were at the P.I.Deshpande Maharashtra Kala academy in Mumbai for KINKINI FESTIVAL Organised by Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre in association with Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Govt. of Maharashtra) and in Bhutan on the occasion of India's Independence Day celebration organized ICCR Govt. of India. The highly acclaimed Mahabalipuram Festival organized by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, the Nalanda Festival organized by the Nalanda University (Mumbai) and lastly she also performed with her Gurus at the 43rd Pracheen Kala Kendra Nritya & Sangeet Sammelan in Chandigarh.
                          Contact Details and Biodata
                          T Reddi Lakshmi
                          New Delhi

                          Ajay Kumar Kuchipudi Artist Profile

                          Ajay Kumar
                          Kuchipudi
                          Ajay Kumar Kuchipudi Artist Profile
                          Ajay Kumar hails from Vijayawada, a great cultural center in A.P.He is one of the best known & admired figure in younger generation of classical dance, especially in "Kuchipudi Roopanu Rupam".
                          Initiated into Kuchipudi Dance at the tender age of 4,under the able guidance of Y.Venkateswarlu, and KV.Satyanarayana and success fully completed his Post Graduation in Kuchipudi Dance from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University.
                          Upholding the traditional values of Kuchipudi and with the blessings of his guru, he was portrayed the female roles in Kuchipudi Yaksha Ganas.He has several Solo Dance performances to his credit. Apart from the Solo performances with his own troupe, he performed all over India Dubai, Sharja,and United States of America, London, Muscat, Malaysia,Singapore.
                          He is presently working as a asst kuchipudi lecturer in govt music&dance college,vijayawada.
                            Contact Details and Biodata
                            Ch.Ajay Kumar
                            D.no- 23-33-3
                            G-2
                            Sri Anjali Towers
                            Amali School Road
                            Mutyalampadu
                            Vijayawada-11

                            Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan) Mudiyettu Artist Profile

                            Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan)
                            Mudiyettu
                            Akil Ajay ( Vimmalesan) Mudiyettu Artist Profile
                            He is a mudiyettu artist and being a part of Sankarankutty Marar Smaraka Mudiyett Panchavadya Sangam, Keezhillam. He is also performing Kalamehuthum Pattum, Panchavadyam and Pancharimelam
                              Contact Details and Biodata
                              Vimmala ( H )
                              Valayanchirangara .P.O
                              Perumbavoor
                              Ernakulam
                              9847255447

                              Parvathy Baul | Baul music Profile

                              Parvathy Baul
                              Music
                              Parvathy Baul Baul music Profile
                              Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore.
                              Her meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree.
                              Since 1995 she has performed in her home state Bengal and all over India. She was also invited to participate in several international festivals including Festival de l'imaginaire (Paris), Festival international du Conte et du Monodrame (Beirut, Libanon), and Ethnomad (Geneva, Switzerland).
                              Her guest appearances include prestigeous venues like the Noh theatre atKyoto (Japan) together with Kamigata-mai and Kyogen Performers, the World Music Center New York, Chicago University, and Bread and Puppet Theatre (Vermont).
                              She has contributed Baul songs, woodcut prints, and a documentary video to the new South Asian department, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, (The Netherlands), 2008-18.
                                Contact Details and Biodata
                                Ekatara Baul Sangeeta Kallari
                                Chittore House
                                Mukkolakal
                                Nedumangad P. O. 695 541 Trivandrum Dist.
                                Kerala India.
                                472-2804150

                                Kinkini - Leading classical dance organization in Karnataka

                                KINKINI is one of the leading organizations in Karnataka involved in the promotion, propagation and popularization of Indian classical dance forms of India, for the last 29 years Pursuant to one of its objectives of encouraging young and talented classical dancers by providing proper stage to perform, KINKINI has, since its inception in 1983 has been regularly conducting NRITHYOTSAVA, a national level annual festival of classical dances, featuring especially of young and highly talented performing artists, in tandem with eminent and established senior artists not only from Karnataka, but also from other States, before audiences comprising avid youngsters as well as connoisseurs and cognoscenti.. While Bangalore is the venue of these annual festivals, Kinkini has conducted festivals at Chennai,Mysore and Delhi. So far more than 700 dance artistes including dance troupes have been featured in the festivals.

                                Karnataka Kalashri 
                                Guru Smt.Rangashree 
                                Artistic Director

                                The festival is an eagerly awaited cultural event. The festival also provides an opportunity to lay persons to get an insight into the rich traditions of all forms of our classical dances .

                                These programmes are open to public free of any charges and these accounts for record turnout of appreciative audiences every day.

                                Kinkini has periodically been conducting workshops on different aspects of dance and seminar on subjects relating dance. It is involved in production and presentation of dance dramas and features for some of which with financial support from Government of India, Department of Culture has been received.

                                Kinkini maintains a small reference library of books, journals, audio/video recordings on dance and music.

                                Kinkini has a training section in Bangalore to train serious students interested in learning Bharatanatyam both in Bangalore and Kuwait. Technology has enabled Skype lessons drawing students from all over the globe.

                                Funding for its activities are sought and received from the Government of Karnataka, and Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi besides raising resources from non-Government agencies.

                                Activities of KINKINI have also been taken to places beyond the Country for which Guru.Rangashree, Artistic Director of KINKINI, performer and teacher of repute has been taking special interest. Kuwait chapter has been functioning since 2002 and its activities have won encomia from press and public alike. Kinkini Kuwait chapter is well known for its professional programme presentation.

                                The high standards have never been a compromise for KINKINI when engaged in Propagation and popularization of Classical Dances in its purest form. The training wing of KINKINI under the baton of Guru.Rangashree has sincerity and dedication brought into foray 35 young talent who have performed their Arangetram and pursuing this fine art with sincerity and dedication

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