Sangeet Natak Academy's treat to Delhi-vaasis Part 1
The Sangeet Natak Academy awards for 2008 were given away last Tuesday, and over the last few days, the Akademi has strived to present the awardees' talents to the public. We enjoyed the rare treat, for treat it was! - at CCRT, one of the venues that was happily next door to us. These pictures convey only in a very small way the immense joy of watching talented performers who belie their age in the worship of their ageless art forms.
Saroja Vaidyanathan (73) Bharatanatyam
Ramani Ranjan Jena (68), Odissi
Ramhari Das (56) Music for dance, Odissi
Narasimhachariar (67) and Vasanthalakshmi (55), Kuchipudi
B Sasikumar, (60), violin and Mannargudi Easwaran (62), Mridangam
Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (54), Hindustani vocal