Every year, in August-September, Natyarangam organizes a thematic dance festival, which has evolved as a major event in Chennai’s cultural calendar. Through an interdisciplinary approach, Natyarangam brings together dancers, scholars, composers, artists, musicians, poets, writers, and Harikatha experts.
Young dancers are also chosen to feature in the prestigious festival, which offers a platform for experimentation and exploration of new horizons in Bharathanatyam. This has encouraged them to come into their own by honing their creative skills.
Every year on the inaugural day of the festival, Natyarangam honours an eminent Guru/Dancer with a medal and a purse. Endowment awards are given to accompanying musicians for Bharathanatyam and to dancers of merit.
|Title of the Festival
|India’s Freedom Struggle by Poets and current India in Pudu Kavithai
|Classical music and Bharathanatyam
|Harmony of Religions
|Man, Woman, Child, Nature and Dharma – Past, Present and Future
|Harikatha and Bharatham
|Navarasas and modern poetry
|Classic Poetry and Drama in Bharatham
|Rhythm and percussion instruments in Bharatham
|Six Kaandams in five languages
|Saint Poets of India
|Holy Places of India
|Sacred Rivers of India
|Bharatham Maha Bhaaratham
|Characters in Mahabharata in Folk tradition and Bharatham
|Compositions of Vaggeyakaras
|Bharatham Kathai Kathaiyaam
|Tamil Short Stories and parallels from Puranas, legends and history
|Kings as Protectors of the Land and People
|Interpreting the Upanishads using the dance metaphor
|Twentieth Year of Natyarangam -
|A retrospective selection
|Krishna sung by the Bhakthas
|70th Independence Day - A celebration through Dance
|Synergistic Presentation of Artists through Dance
|The Devi through Music and Dance
The Conceptualisation of a Festival and some videos
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