Kala Saadhana


Kala Saadhana – A documentary on The Bharatanaatyam living legends combined with recent live stage performances Dhananjayans

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Kala Saadhana A documentary on The Bharatanaatyam living legends combined with recent live stage performances Dhananjayans:

Naatyaachaaryas – Shanta and V.P.Dhananjayan – are a phenomena in the field of Bhartanaatyam. Deservedly, they have both been bestowed the prestigious Padma Bhushan for their outstanding contribution in this sphere. The unique couple, who complement each other perfectly, combine the highest standards as performing artistes with total dedication to teaching. Steeped in classicism and yet willing to explore the new without compromising on tradition, they have illumined the national and international scene of Bharatanaatyam for the past four decades. The Dhananjayans pursuit of perfection is uncompromising and they instill the highest values of our tradition and culture in succeeding generations of aspirants. Their commitment to the art has made them role models for the younger generation of artistes.

The numerous productions they have choreographed testify to their range and talent .The Padma Bhushan crowns a number of awards they have won over the years. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Fellowship of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy and the Nrithya Choodamani of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha are a few of the earlier ones. Among the recent honours, Madras Music Academy’s Sangeeta Kala Acharya, Swathi Puraskar from the Malayalee Club and the World Peace Award from Chinmoy Foundation of USA are notable.  – Kausalya Santhanam

Live Performances included in this pack.


1.Kalaa Sadhana – The Dhananjayans Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: Traditional

2.Introduction Ragam: – Talam: – Composer:

3.Earu mayil eri Ragam: Shanmukhapriya Talam: Rupakam Composer: Thiruppugazh

4.Oruneramengilum Ragam: Dvijavanthi Talam: Adi Composer: Traditional

5.Edirillada Pazhaniyil Velavar Ragam: Kamboji Talam: Rupakam Composer: Padam

6.Sree Raama Pattabhisheka Bhangam Ragam: – Talam: – Composer: Raamanatakam

7.Brindaavani swarakkorvai Ragam: Brindavani Talam: Adi Composer: Traditional

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