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Manmohana – Group Antara

by devaniya on February 9, 2017

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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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