Manmohana – Group Antara

February 9, 2017
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The last piece of the evening’s ensemble, was presented once more by group Antara. It is important to say a few words about the dancers in this group. Their learning at Devaniya has been one of steady growth and hard work over the past 8 years for some, and 6 years for the rest. This [...]

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Manmohana – 7th year and 5th annual day showcasing of Devaniya

February 8, 2017
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Aum swasti astu. Namaskar! We are happy to welcome you the 7th year and 5th annual day showcasing of Devaniya, the school of Kathak in Chennai. This time, we celebrate the blue one….MANMOHANA on the 16th of January at Narada Gana Sabha with 134 Devaniyans ! Share…

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Ode to Seekers and Teachers Alike

September 21, 2015

            An Ode to Seekers and Teachers Alike ~~~ A candle’s job is to spread its light As far as it may reach Until it melts to its very last In the unseen darkness of its burning wick. The job of the world is to bask in that light And [...]

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Devaniya Dance School at Santhome ~ Inaugration

Devaniya Dance School at Santhome ~ Inaugration

September 1, 2015

Jigyasa, the visionary of Devaniya says, “It is with absolute humility and joy that I use this space to invite you to come and be part of the divine atmosphere and to bless the dancers with your presence. Our intention is to dance with abandon for the Lord who resides within each one of us. [...]

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Payum Oli – A Kathak Tribute to Madras

June 30, 2015

“Payum Oli” – this beautiful song was chosen by Devaniya to depict their Theme “I am Madras”. It is a Kathak tribute to the Madras, the cultural capital of India. This dance is choreographed to Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s “Payum oli nee yennukku…” sung in the melodious voice of Bombay Jayshree. Raag – Bhairavi, Taal – teen [...]

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Beautiful Devaniya Dancers At Kapaleeshwar Temple 2015

June 30, 2015

As the young dancers of Devaniya danced for the Lord at Kapaleeshwar Temple, the audience were transported. Enjoy fabulous solo clicks by Supraja Srinivasan, a devaniyan with a passion for dance and photography.     Share…

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Love in the Now – Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

June 29, 2015

Devaniya, The school of Kathak in Chennai presents for the topic “LOVE IN THE NOW” a Ghazal of Faiz Ahmad Faiz. He was one of the most influential contemporary poets and intellectuals of Pakistan. Two renditions of the ghazal are interwoven in the presentation – that of Farhan Zameer and the original by Malika e [...]

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Devaniya Participates in Battle of the Anklets

June 28, 2015

In its first ever entry in a competition of classical dance schools, in the citadel of Bharatanatyam, Devaniya won 2nd place in the “Battle of the anklets”. A lovely experience indeed, thanks to ‘Alap’. Yet it must be said that the icing on the cake was the buzz and joy of so many Devaniyans who [...]

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Detox with Yoga at Devaniya

June 20, 2015

Yoga synchronises the mind, body and soul. In a world that has become essentially a scampering rat race, we have denied ourselves the space to nurture the core of our being. It is time to take stock! Devaniya, the school of Kathak in Chennai, inspired by the initiatives of our honourable PM, recognizes & pays [...]

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Devaniya at Vasant Utsav 2015, Kapaleeshwar Temple

May 6, 2015

The Indian Express says, “For a packed audience at the Kapaleeshwara Temple, the Vasant Utsav was an enthralling experience, as students of kathak guru Jigyasa Giri took to the stage. The one-and-a-half-hour performance by the students from her dance school Devaniya touched upon all aspects of Shiva. Beginning with the Ganesha Tarasirisham, the performance comprised [...]

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