Bharatnatyam Legend T. Balasaraswati Birth Centenary – 12th series

Date: 13/05/2019 - 14/05/2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Celebrates Birth Centenary under Sanskirit Samwaad Shrikhla series.

May 13 (6.00 pm onwards) and May 14 (11.00 am onwards)

IGNCA hosted thirteenth seminar under the series on Birth Centenary T. Balasaraswati – A Bharatnatyam Legend. The two day session included a panel discussion on the artist by eminent personalities including Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Trustee, IGNCA; Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, Eminent Dansseuse; Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subramanium, Trustee, IGNCA; Padma Bhushan Dr. Saroja Vaidyanathan, Eminent Danseuse. The session was chaired by Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, President, IGNCA and moderated by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA. The discussion was followed by Dance Homage, Padamajari to her Guru Balasaraswati by Ms. Nandini Ramani. The second day included a screening of the film, Bala by Late Shri Satyajit Ray. This was followed by a lecture demonstration by Ms. Nandini Ramani and Ms. Sushama Ranganathan. The seminar concluded with a talk on Bala-The Consummate Musician by Ms. Charumati Ramachandran.