Press Notes
The Hindu
Friday, Dec 26, 2008
Of ‘talking’ feet
“I was hardly six when I performed my arangetram, at the Kumbeswara temple, Kumbakonam. .....      Read More


Bombay Times
Bombay, October 24, 1995.
Fifty Golden years of dance
The Sri RajaRajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir, is entering its 50th year and a year long programme had been drawn up to celebrate the golden jubilee . . . .


The Metropolis 
Bombay, October 21, 1995.
For Bharatha Natyam's Sake
Sri RajaRajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir founded in 1945 by Guru Govindraj Pillai enters its 50th year- an insititute of culture dedicated to one of India's most ancient art - Bharatha Natyam . . . .


The Asian Age
Mumbai, October 28, 1995.
A Dynasty of Dancers keeps an ancient art form alive
The Special Report/ Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir. On October 20 the insititute had a special programme at the Nehru Centre 
in Bombay to mark its 50th anniversary....


News India
New York, November 16, 1990
Teaching Through Live Instruction And Direct Experience
In Guru Kalyanasundaram Pillai's approach to teaching dance,is embedded an ancient institution of transmission of knowledgethrough live instruction and direct experience...he notes that " Art cannot be measured in graphic movements or guiding the feet. It must have its own life.....


India Currents
Stanford, November 1990.
Upholding the tradition of Thanjavur
With Guru Kalyanasundaram's imaginative choreography and direction, this concertpromises to be a rewarding experience for all lovers of Indian dance . . . .


The Globe and Mail
Ontario, October 17, 1990.
Colorful, dramatic detail enlivens ancient art form
India's Guru Kalyanasundaram is his country's Balanchine.
 
Although the distinguished Indian choreographer hails from the East and Balanchine from the West, their motivation is the same : breathing new life into a centuries - old art form. Guru Kalyanasundaram has taken Bharata Natyam, a style of dance that originated in thecountry's holy temples, and updated it without breaking down its traditional form. He has enlarged the iconographic vocabulary with colorful, dramatic detail that lends this ancient dance style a heightened sense of narrative flow . . . .


May, 1989
Singapore
The aristocrat of Indian Dance
Versatality marks the well known Indian Bharatha Natyam choreographer Kalyanasundaram 
from other dance gurus and choreographers......

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