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Monday, July 20, 2009

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

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6 Comments:

Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for introducing me to a completely other world.

25 July, 2009  
Blogger Indi said...

Just amazing ! These artists prove age is just a number and if you have the dedication and the mettle, you can keep going. Very inspirational..

Madhu Rao
www.indimag.com

01 August, 2009  
Blogger Swarna said...

@ Sandy, Indi
Thanks for visiting.

04 August, 2009  
Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Age is all in the mind, as you have shown, Swarna.
Just look at these dedicated artistes!
Suddenly I don't feel old at all.

06 August, 2009  
Blogger kallu said...

Lucky you , Swarna to watch them perform live. And thanks for sharing.

07 August, 2009  
Blogger Kamini said...

Oh, lovely, thanks so much for sharing this. These people are such legends, and we are so fortunate to have them with us in our lifetime.

07 August, 2009  

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