ENGAL NAADU – OUR HOMELAND Aug 2022
Celebrating Singapore’s National Day at the Indian Heritage Centre!
BALA NRITYAM/ILAYAR NADANAM Jul 2022
Bala Nrityam & Ilayar Nadanam 2022 saw many buds blossoming into beautiful flowers. Under the guidance of Gurus Meenakshy Bhaskar, Ambujah Thiru, Neewin Hershall, Pallavi Sharma, Gayathri Subramaniam, Usha Anbalagan, Priyadarshini Nagarajah and Sarenniya Ramathas, the dancers presented their item confidently at Alliance Francaise. Kudos to the parents who constantly support and motivate their children!
CARNATIC VOCAL MARGAM OF ASHWIN RAMAN May 2022
Student of Guru Ampili Pillai, Ashwin Raman gave his Margam katcheri as part of his Diploma examinations at Nrityalaya Black Box.
BHARATANATYAM ARANGETRAM OF DHAKSHENYA DHINAGARAN Mar 2022
Student of Guru Santha Bhaskar, Dhakshenya Ardhithy Dhinagaran presented her Arangetram at Stamford Arts Centre.
CARNATIC VOCAL MARGAM OF DAYANITA RANI Mar 2022
Student of Guru Ampili Pillai, Dayanita Rani, presented her Margam katcheri at Nrityalaya Black Box.
FLUTE ARANGETRAM OF LOGINDRAN GOVINDARASU Nov 2021
Logindran Govindarasu, flute student of Guru Dr Ghanavenothan Retnam, presented his Arangetram at Drama Centre Theatre.
FLUTE ARANGETRAM OF SURABHI SHRINIVAS Oct 2021
Flute student of Guru Dr Ghanavenothan Retnam Surabhi Shrinivas presented her Arangetram at Drama Centre Theatre.
CARNATIC VOCAL ARANGETRAM OF HEMANT RAMESH NAIR Jan 2020
Hemant Nair, vocal student of Guru Arasakumari Nagaradjane, presented his Arangetram at the Nrityalaya Blackbox. Congratulations to both Guru and student!
BHARATANATYAM ARANGETRAM OF VAARSHA Dec 2019
Vaarsha Nair, bharatanatyam student of Guru Neewin Hershall, presented her Arangetram at the Nrityalaya Blackbox. Kudos to both Guru and student!
VEENA ARANGETRAM OF PREETASHINI Dec 2019
Preetashini Nagarajah, veena student of Chembai Arunkumar, presented her Arangetram at the Gateway Theatre Blackbox. Kudos to both Guru and student!
BHARATANATYAM ARANGETRAM OF SHRUTHI NAIR Aug 2019
A Bharatanatyam student of Guru Ambujah Thiru, Shruthi Nair successfully staged her Arangetram at UCC. Kudos to both Guru and student!
MARGAM May 2019
Margam is the assessed performance for the Dance diploma examinations. After a minimum of 10 years of training, students of Neewin Hershall presented their Margam.
Congratulations to Chinnu, Kabila Sri, Abirahmi, Parimala, Bageshri, Brinda and Dhakshaini!!
MRIDANGA THARANGA Apr 2019
Ajitesh, mridangam student of S Harikrishnan, gave an worthy performance as part of his Diploma in Mridangam. Kudos to both the Guru and the student!
KANDA SHASHTI KAVASAM CHANTING Jan 2019
Kanda Shashti Kavacham Chanting at Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple organised by the Hindu Centre. The event featured singers from Hindu Centre vocalists, Swathi (our Youth Orchestra) instrumentalists led by Dr Ghanavenothan and Nrityalaya dancers in Ambujah Thiru’s choreography.
Vocal Katcheri by Swathi Nachiar Jul 2018
Presenting a solo vocal katcheri as an assessed performance for the Music diploma examinations, Swathi Nachiar, student of Arasakumari Nagaradjane, gave a creditable performance.
MARGAM May 2018
Margam is the assessed performance for the Dance diploma examinations. After a minimum of 10 years of training, students of Santha Bhaskar and Neewin Hershall presented their Margam.
Congratulations to Bavani Devi, Nisha, Pavithra Devi, Prishalini, Vaarsha, Vishnupriya and Pranati!!
BALA NRITYAM / ILAYAR NADANAM Mar 2018
Part of the biannual dance exams, Bala Nrityam & Ilayar Nadanam 2018 saw many buds blossoming into beautiful flowers. Under the guidance of Santha Bhaskar, gurus Ambujah Thiru, Neewin Hershall, Pallavi Sharma, Gayathri Subramaniam, Hemalatha Sathasivam, Usha Anbalagan, Malini Bhaskar, Shruthilaya Ramachandran and Priyadarshini Nagarajah worked really hard guiding and coaching their students.
Kudos to the students for presenting what they were taught confidently. Appreciation also goes out to the parents who constantly support and motivate their children!
ARANGETRAM BY BHUVAN ANANTHAM Nov 2017
Bhuvan Anantham did us proud when he completed his Arangetram in style at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Kudos to Guru Neewin Hershall as this milestone would not have been possible without his consistent efforts in training Bhuvan.
SHASHTI Oct 2017
Back in the 90’s Santha Bhaskar initiated the Om Muruga series, featuring the Six Abodes of Lord Muruga. Her student, vice-principal Ambujah Thiru, choreographed the Thiruchendur and Thirupparankundram episodes. A reprise of these two episodes was staged as Shashti during the auspicious six-day Kanda Shashti festival. It was presented by 32 of Ambujah Thiru’s students.
MARGAM May 2017
Margam is the assessed performance for the Dance diploma examinations. After a minimum of 10 years of training, students of Santha Bhaskar, Neewin Hershall and Gayathri Subramaniam presented their Margam over two weekends in May.
Congratulations to Anisha Pillai, Arya Sreekumar, Diviyadarshini Rajasagaran, Hemalatha Ravinthran, Janani Krishnan, Mathangi Elangovan, Nithya Devi, Periyachi Roshini, R Aarthi, Renuka Ramanadhan, Shweta Pradip Jadhav, Sneyhalakshmi Saravanan, Soneiya Chandra Kumar, T Saranya and Vikneshpriya Thirunavukarasu!
MANJARI 16 April 2017
Nrityalaya presented the 1st Manjari of the year on 16 April 2017. An initiative that started a few years ago, Manjari provides Nrityalaya’s beginner and intermediate level students an opportunity to bask in the joys of performing!
Students of Arasakumari Nagaradjane, Ghanavenothan Retnam, Hemalatha Sathasivam, Neewin Hershall and Pallavi Sharma showcased their talents. Thank you teachers for giving your students wings to fly!
ALICE IN WONDERLAND 8 & 9 October 2016
As part of Octoburst! (the Children’s Day weekend celebrations at Esplanade), Nrityalaya presented the popular tale with a bharatanatyam twist. Under the guidance of Santha Bhaskar and Ambujah Thiru, young choreographers Hemalatha Sathasivam, Shruthilaya Ramachandran and Priyadarshini Nagarajah conceptualised, created and coached their young wards to produce this well-received show.
KUMAARA KRITH 13 Mar 2016
As a flute senior student of Ghanavenothan Retnam, the awesome performance that Kummar Mogan gave as part of his flute diploma examination was, needless to say, expected. What a treat! Kudos to Guru and disciple!
GHANAAMRUTHAM 29 Nov 2015
As part of their flute diploma examinations, twins Hari and Vishnu Veluri gave an outstanding katcheri yesterday. Kudos to them and to their guru Ghanavenothan Retnam!