We request the pleasure of your company to  attend our daughter

 

 

Friday, August 27th

Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: Sobha Hartland Events Hall

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Shishya

Devika Ajay began learning Bharatanatyam at the age of Nine.  Her interest in Bharatanatyam was kindled by Guru Smt. Rajita Pradeep, a disciple of Guru Rajalakshmi Surendran and Guru V. P. Dhananjayan. During these initial years, she developed a primary understanding of the dance form which reinforced her desire to gain more competence as a classical dancer.

At the age of 12, Devika was fortunate to begin training under her present Guru Smt. Anjana Ketty. Smt. Anjana Ketty has lovingly and firmly held Devika’s hand as she journeyed through the different aspects of knowledge and skills development, inculcating in her a deep love and appreciation for Bharatanatyam. Not only has Devika  grown as a dancer, but thanks to the guidance received, she imbibed values of discipline and dedication as well as a deeper connection with her roots.

Devika has performed in several cultural events across Dubai including performances in school, Bhawa Composers Day Programme 2016, Pradarshan2018 and the Unity Concert 2019, among others. She has successfully completed the Level 4 exam conducted by the  Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), UK.

Devika is currently pursuing her final year IB Programme at Repton School, Dubai. She is also deeply interested in Art and Calligraphy and plans to study Architecture at University.

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Sri Gurubhyo Namaha

Smt. Anjana Ketty is a Bharatanatyam performer, teacher and choreographer. She was initially trained in the Tanjore style of Bharatanatyam under Guru Smt. Chandrakala Jaganathan (a disciple of Guru Sri Dhandayuthapani Pillai). Smt. Anjana pursued her advanced  training in dance, Nattuvangam and choreography under the guidance of the maestro couple Kalaimamani Guru Sri M.V. Narasimhachari and Smt. Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari.

Smt. Anjana has more than 20 years of experience in solo, group and thematic performances in India, Bahrain, Singapore, and UAE at various sabhas, competitions, temple festivals, dance festivals and corporate shows. She is a recipient of the “Sri T. S. Parthasarathy” award of The Music Academy, Chennai. Smt. Anjana also holds several Government scholarships for performances and Nattuvangam to her credit.

A postgraduate in Fine Arts, Smt. Anjana has also completed formal courses in Nattuvangam. She is a member of the Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), UK, an institute which  reviews and certifies students for their Bharatanatyam expertise as per international standards. Smt. Anjana can proudly state that her students have been consistently completing the certificate exams with merits and distinctions.

Smt. Anjana’s students have performed in numerous programmes around the world – UAE, USA, Singapore, Bahrain, India to name a few. Smt. Anjana currently resides in Dubai, UAE from where she passionately imparts this timeless art to aspiring students all around the world, through both face to face as well as online sessions.

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Accompaniments

Nattuvangam
Smt. Anjana Ketty

 

Vocal

Smt. Rajani Shridhar


Mirudangam
Sri Jayaram Iyer

Flute

Sri Naveen Sreedharan

Violin
Sri Shankar Krishnan

Special Thanks

 

Compere
Smt. Kavitha Raj Pradeep

Make-Up
Sri Unni Hareesh

Costumes
Sri Venu Ajman

Light & Sound
Kum. Aditi Suresh & Kum. Maragatha Vadivu