Source: narthaki.com; Author: Veejay Sai & Lalitha Venkat; Photo Courtesy: Sreedhar Vaidya

The Natyanjali Trust founded by the late Jayalakshmi Satagopan has been organizing Nartaka Festival dedicated totally to male dancers. The sixth edition of the festival was held at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, from October 5 – 7, 2012. The evening opened with a dashavataram presentation by L Narendra Kumar. Prof. Janardhanan performed an excerpt from the Srikrishna Karnamritam in a clear combination of Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. On the second day a solo recital by A Lakshman opened the evening. Performing the famous padavarnam ‘Innum yen manam’ in Ragam Charukeshi composed by the renowned violin maestro Lalgudi Jayaraman.

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