SNA returns with its star performers

SNA returns with its  star performers

Get ready for a week of breathtaking performances by the finest performing artistes of the country. After their felicitation by the President of India yesterday, at least 30 recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2012, will now be rendering their art in the Capital.

Starting today, they will perform in three different venues in the city till June 7.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi awards are the most prestigious national honours bestowed by the Republic of India on performing artists, teachers and scholars in the field of performing arts. Last year, three artistes were chosen for the rare Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) - violinist N Rajam, percussionist TH Vikku Vinayakram and theatre director Ratan Thiyam. Besides, 35 others from various fields of performing arts were selected for the Akademi Puraskar.

After receiving their citations yesterday, they will now be presenting their work to the public.

Date          Time                        Programme                                             Venue

May 29     6 pm     Uttarpriyadarshi - Manipuri play by Ratan Thiyam     Shri Ram Centre
May 30     6 pm    Hindustani violin recital by N Rajam                    Meghdoot Theatre-I
                            Ghatam recital by TH Vikku Vinayakram    
                            Bharatanatyam by Priyadarsini Govind
May 31     6 pm     Carnatic vocal recital by OS Thiagarajan
                             accompanied by KV Prasad on Mridangam         Meghdoot Theatre-I
                            Odissi by Sharmila Biswas Hindustani vocal
                            by Rajshekhar Mallikarjun Mansur
June 1    3:30 pm    Sanskrit theatre by Nandini Ramani                   Meghdoot Theatre-III
                5 pm      Interaction with theatre director Arun Kakade
                6 pm     Hindustani vocal recital by Ajay Janardan
                              Pohankar accompanied by Sabir Khan on Tabla     Meghdoot Theatre-I
June 2     11 am     Gurbani by Bhai Balbir Singh Ragi                     Meghdoot Theatre-III
               6 pm     Rudra Veena recital by Baha’ Ud-Din Dagar         Meghdoot Theatre-I
                             Chhau dance by Jai Narayan Samal
                          Kuchipudi by Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry
June 3     6 pm     Haryanvi folk theatre by Prem Singh Dehati        Meghdoot Theatre-I                               Traditional puppetry by Prafulla Karmakar
                 7 pm      Jamleela – play by Arjun Deo Charan                Shri Ram Centre
June 4      6 pm     Thayambaka by Maitanur Sankarankuity Marar     Meghdoot Theatre-I
                           Kathakali by Padinj Are Velingot Viiayakumar
                   7 pm     Shaayar...Shutter Down –play by Tripurari Sharma    Shri Ram Centre
June 5      6:30 pm    Darz-e-Pather - Bhand Pather play by Ghulam
                                         Rasool Bhagat        Shri Ram Centre
                  7:30 pm     Draupadi Vasthraharanam – Tamil play
                                 by Purisai Kannappa Sambandan
June 6     6:30 pm     Rang Sangeet Samvad - music compositions from
                               Bangia plays by Murari Raychoudhury                        Shri Ram Centre
                7:30 pm     Maa Mainu Mari Na –Punjabi play featuring
                         Nimal Rishi
June 7     6:30 pm     No sex please – Marathi play written and directed
                                   by Waman Madhavrao Kendre                                Shri Ram Centre

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