Guru Sheela Unnikrishnan presents new dance drama for December season

  By Our Staff Reporter Sri Devi Nrithyalaya, the Vadapalani based Bharathanatyam dance school run by guru Sheela Unnikrishnan, will stage a dance drama,Shadaksharam, at various venues, exclusively choreographed by her for the December music and dance festival 2008 – 9. The dance drama describes the purpose of  Lord Muruga’s birth – the destruction of […]

Sheela Unnikrishnan’s ‘Ravaneshwaran’ for December Season

Vadapalani-based guru Sheela Unnikrishnan presents 80 students of her school, Sridevi Nrithyalaya for a new production – “Ravaneswaran’. She says this is the outcome of team work by eminent lyricists, musicians and young dancers. Sheela says that “though we have been always taught to see him as a villainous character in the Ramayana, he had […]

Two young dancers win top prizes in contest

Two young Bharatanatyam dancers, Jyothsna A and Namrata Sivakumar of this area did themselves proud when they won top prizes at a classical dance contest in Mylapore. Both are students of PSBB school in K K Nagar. The duo won the first and second prizes respectively at the recently held event hosted by Sivaswamy Kalalaya […]

Local dancers to perform at Sri Kapali temple

Dancers who are trained by guru Sheela Unnikrishnan at her academy in Vadapalani will be performing at Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore on Wednesday as part of the annual Panguni festival that was held here recently. The music and dance concerts followed the annual arbathumoovar fest at this famed temple. Top ranking Carnatic music artistes […]

Sandhya Mohan’s dance recital

Young Bharatanatyam dancer Sandhya Mohan from Vadapalani recently presented a dance recital at a Mylapoe auditorium under the auspices of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha. Sandhya is a sishya of guru Sheela Unnikrishnan who runs her academy in Vadapalani and she studies at PSBB School, K K Nagar.

Vadapalani-based dance troupe tour Taiwan

Bharatanatyam guru Sheela Unnikrishnan and a compact group of her dancers are flying back after a 18 day tour of Taiwan. And going by the notes that the guru and the girls have been bene sharing on FaceBook this Vadapalani-based group seems to be having a rocking time in the East. The tour has been […]

K K Nagar’s Sneha Rangarajan has her arangetram

K K Nagar based classical dancer Sneha Rangarajan had her Bharathanatyam arangetram titled “Bharatha Bharanyasam” at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in T Nagar on the July 20 2013. Sneha has been learning Bharathanatyam over the last six years under the tutelage of guru  Sheela Unnikrishnan, Founder & Director, Sridevi Nrithyalaya. Sneha resides at K K […]

Young dancer Simran shines again

S. Simran,  a class 9 student of PSBB in K.K.Nagar continues to excel in the field she is passionate about – classical dance. Recently, she was chosen as one of the national Balshree awardees for her talent and is awaiting a call for the awards presentation in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Simran got recognized at a […]

Varsha has her Bharatanatya arangetram

Dance student Varsha, a resident of Saligramam performed Bharathanaya arangetram on 15th June 2013 at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Alwarpet. Varsha received training for about 8 years from guru S. Murugesh who runs Sruthi Natyalaya in Velacherry to train young dancers. Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, and Sridevi Nirthyalaya guru Sheela Unnikrishnan were chief guests for the function. Dr. […]

K K Nagar dancers at Natyanjali

Vadapalani headquarterd Bharatanatyam guru Sheela Unnikrishnan has made a big impact with her productions featuring young dancers. Smart packaging of the recitals also gets the guru corporate fixtures. Last fortnight, she and her dancers were at Chidambaram, at the Lord Nataraja Temple doing the Natyanjali dance circuit of performances. Fests which are held at the […]