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Payum Oli – A Kathak Tribute to Madras

by devaniya on 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 [...]

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.    

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Love in the Now – Ghazal by Faiz Ahmad Faiz

by devaniya on 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 [...]

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 [...]

Kathak with Qawwali - Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

Kathak with Qawwali – Dhalta Suraj Curtain Call

by devaniya on November 20, 2014

Kathak with Qawwali was the perfect finale at Sufiana Andaaz; this much loved Qawwali by Aziz Nazan was presented as a medley of the original and new age version by KK & Sabri Brothers. The poet says: The rising sun will slowly and surely set…and such is the transcient nature of life. We bask in [...]

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Kanchi Kamakoti – 58th Art & Dance Festival

by devaniya on January 2, 2014

Kathak, as you all know, is the dynamic classical dance form of North India known for its rhythmic & mind boggling footwork and pirouettes. It is also known for its extravagant costumes and for the beautiful confluence of two rich cultures – Hindu & Muslim. Within the vast world of Kathak, these two cultures exist [...]

Shivoham Kathak Dance

Shivoham at Mahashivratri

by devaniya on March 17, 2013

Tarang at Mahashivratri

Tarang at Mahashivratri

by devaniya on March 17, 2013

Meera at Mahashivratri

Meera at Mahashivratri

by devaniya on March 14, 2013