Dance Musical exemplifies Kamba Ramayanam

‘Avathara Purushan’ delivers on promise Ratna Venkat –  Chennai based Bharata Natyam dance Guru and Choreographer Madurai R Muralidharan had promised (Indian Newslink, May 15, 2016) that his latest dance musical ‘Avathara Purushan’ (‘Avatar of an Ideal Man’) would be of high quality as his earlier productions. He did not disappoint his audience. Organised and presented (on Sunday, May 22,…

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Dance Musical glorifies the might of Lord Ram

‘Avadhara Purushan’ in Auckland on May 22 Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Indian Television and stage is experiencing a renaissance of epics and history evincing the interest of the younger generation, which as elders say, is in itself a good thing. Recent and ongoing screening of Mahabharat, Siya Ke Ram, Hanuman and others has encouraged movie producers to offer such blockbusters…

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Apathy strikes a superlative dance recital

Ratna Venkat –  After a long time, Auckland audience was treated to a Bharata Natyam performance at a professional level on Saturday, April 30 at the Auckland Normal Intermediate School auditorium in Mt Eden. A solo recital by Chennai-based visiting artiste Kavyalakshmi (Kavya) Muralidharan, this was a fundraising event for Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam in Mangere and Sri Balaji Temple in…

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Rakesh Chaurasia returns for another spell

The Flute Master due next month Ratna Venkat –  ratna@indiannewslink.co.nz Last year, Auckland-based band Sargam Fusion exceeded people’s expectations when it staged its maiden concert that matched up to its title, ‘The Global Indian Project’. The show held on July 25, 2015, emphasised not only fusion but also collaboration with a difference. Musicians and their instruments from East and West…

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Music Academy opens three new branches

Venkat Raman venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Encouraged by constant increase in the demand for learning Indian vocal and instrumental music, a popular singer and performer has announced the opening of three new branches in Auckland. Sandhya Badakere, Principal & Director of ‘Swar Sadhna Music Academy’ (who will continue her classes from 56, White Swan Road, Mt Roskill) said that qualified and proficient teachers…

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