FRIDAY REVIEW

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Music festival

Sruthi Laya Kendra is conductingits 21st Winter MusicFestival for three daysfrom December 13 to December15, at Asthika SamajamAuditorium, Alwarpet.This year, the Sri Guru SurajanandaAward will bepresented to Rajagopalan,the vice-president of KarthikFine Arts, and the GowriManohari Award to NagaiMukundan on December 13.The awardees will be presenteda memento andRs.10,000 in cash.

Two-day fest

Media Mix in associationwith DLF Homes is launchinga two-day dance festivalon November 24 and 25, atBharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Mylapore. On November24, 7 p.m., `Shunya Se', aKathak-based performancewill be presented by VikramIyengar of Rannan Productions,Kolkata.

On November 25, 6 p.m.,a Manipuri dance ballet willbe presented by well knowndancer Darshana Zaverifrom Kolkata, and at 8 p.m.,Nandhini Ashok of Sri PavithraArts Academy, Mumbai,will showcase aBharatanatyam-baseddance drama.

Donor Passes priced Rs.300 and Rs. 150 are available.For details, contact24527941/ 98846 63342.

Bhajan classes

Compositions of BhadrachalaRamdass and bhajanswill be taught free. Priorknowledge of music is notrequired. Classes will beheld in Parry's (9940288663), Anna Nagar (9840427329), T. Nagar (9340044448), Velachery (9383050803), Triplicane (9841560860/28441478) andRoyapettah (28115796)once a week.

Birthday celebrations

The Bharathanjali Trust iscelebrating the 83rd birthdayof Sri Sathya Sai Baba onNovember 23, 5.30 p.m., atSri Maha Swamigal auditorium,Vani Mahal (mainhall), G.N. Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Danseuse AlarmelValli, Natarajan, form,er directorDD, and Y. Prabhu,secretary, Sri Krishna GanaSabha, will be present.Dancers including A.L.Lakshman, Priya Murle, ZakirHussain, MadhuvanthiArun, Anjana Bushan, BadariDivya Bushan, Sree LathaVCinod, Shivakumar andGayathri Balagurunathanwill presented with variousawards.

For dance lovers

The Natyanjali Trust ishosting its second NartakaDance Festival from November26 to November 28at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,Mylapore. The festival, dedicatedto the memory of thedoyen Pandanallur C. SubbarayaPillai, will be inauguratedon November 26, 6p.m., by danseuse SudharaniRaghupathi. Bharatanatyamguru Adyar K.Lakshman will receive theNartaka cash award.This will be followed by aBharatanatyam recital bySheejith Krishna.

On November 27, 5.45p.m., Devakottai S. Shivakumar(disciple of M.V. NarasimhachariandVasanthalakshmi) will performfollowed at 7.15 p.m.by Chinnamanur J. Krishnakumar(disciple of Prof.C. V. Chandrasekar).On November 28, 5.45p.m., Umesh BheemannaMadesh (disciple of theDhananjayans) will performfollowed at 7.15 p.m.by Ranjith Babu (disciple ofProf. C. V. Chandrasekar.



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