Shows / Presentations

Chennaiyin Gnanaratham – a danceversation: Tribute to Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi – Aug. 23, 2015

“Chennaiyin Gnanaratham” – a danceversation, is a tribute to arguably the greatest genius who lived in the city of Chennai – MahaKavi Subramania Bharathi. It is a combination of folk dance performance and conversation on Bharathiyar’s days in Chennai. Some of the inspiring songs of Bharathi have been specially choreographed using ‘Devarattam’ movements. The dance will be performed by the “’The Folk Repertory’”, a group of amateur artists with passion for folk arts of Southern Tamil Nadu. The narrative delivered in a conversational style, similar to theatre, will include events and places associated with the MahaKavi’s life in Chennai.

Venue: Luz House, 176, Luz Church Road, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004, India.
Date: 23rd Aug 2015 Sunday 8PM. Open to all.

Conversation – Vallabha Srinivasan, Ananya Mahadevan, Rajagopalan Venkataraman, Harish Ganapathy

‘The Folk Repertory Team’
Dancers: VC (V Chandrasekaran), Sharada, Kavitha Rau, Magesh
Singers: Master Kannan Kumar, Lekshmy Manoj, Kanchana

Music: Master Manikandan

Concept, Composition, design and choreography: Master Kannan Kumar


Madras Week events of ITM at SIPCOT, Siruseri – Aug. 21, 2015

ITM (Institute of Technology and Management) celebrates Madras Day at Sipcot , Siruseri. Apart from students from neighbouring colleges participating in the day long event, companies and employees in SIPCOT are likely to be a part of it too.

A bullock cart will greet everyone at the Sipcot entrance of Siruseri where ITM campus is located. Filter coffee, goli soda, neer mor, kamarkattu and the likes (typical. Authentic Chennai old delights) will be sold . A free bullock cart ride is also arranged where people will be taken for a ride via ITM campus.
A song has been composed and sung by a student of ITM on ‘Namma Chennai’. Posters are made and a madras day quiz is going to be conducted. The event will be inaugurated by the SIPCOT Director, and a few other prominent citizens of Chennai.
Contact Ms. Kalyani, 9940161216


Dancing in the Parlour – Aug. 23, 2015

An evening of Madras Presidency’s Sadir, Music, History and Storytelling. Open to all.
At 6.15 p.m. At The Luz House. 176, Luz Church Road, Mylapore.

Celebrated Sadir performers, musicians and composers engaged with the British gentry, their
customs and cultures in their own unique style through art. An evening of Sadir, music and
dialogues with Sundari, Ranganayaki, Sivaramaiyya, Pilli Narasimha Rao Naidu and others in the parlour of the famous Luz House, Mylapore; Javalis and Salams for King George V when he visited India and the English company Dorai-s

Concept and performance: Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh and Ranga Mandira ensemble
Contact: Ranga Mandira-9840424703