December 25, 2007
10 am 5 pm
At Kalakshetra campus
For children 8 12 years
Kalakshetra and The Aseema Trust jointly hosted a children's mela called Gigillippu (means rattle) for children. There were story corner, palm leaf bird work, poetry corner, tree walk, knowing about musical instruments like the veena, mridangam etc, clowning with Kalairani, theatre exercises with Prof. Ramanujan, Kolattam, knowing about Geography and a film screening of Satyajit Ray's Goopi Gyne, Bhaga Byne.
Ended with procession with Padayani masks and performance. Kadaikelu - story - Jeeva Raghunath
Olaikili - palmleaf bird - Khiljit and Christopher
Kavidai - poems - Monisha Mukundan
Nizhal - Trees - Arun Nizhal
Chithram - paint - Sukanta and Sucheta Misra
Vaadyam - instruments - Raghuprasad, Ananthanarayan, Sangeeta Isvaran
Komali - Clown - kalairani
Koothu - theatre - Prof. S. Ramanujam
paanai - pots - Gukanraj -
Kolattam - Jyolsna Menon
Nilam - land - Geography association Padayani masks and procession Padam - film - Satyajit Ray's "Goopy Gyne Bhaga Byne" Fee Rs.300 including lunch.
Registration on a first come first served basis.
We encourage children to sponsor one more youngster who cannot afford the fee

Leela Samson Kalakshetra Foundation
VR Devika - The Aseema Trust

International Classical Dance Festival - 2007
Vadodara, Gujarat INDIA
Date: September 1st to 3rd
Preview by: Odissi & Bharatanatyam artiste Manasi Pandya
e-mail: manasipandya@gmail.com

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Samsmaranam tribute to guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
Date: April 7, 2007 (Saturday), 6:30 pm
Venue: Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai, INDIA
e-mail: jhelum@smitalay.com

22nd Konark Dance & Music Festival, 2007
February 19 - 21, 2007
Preview by: Odissi & Bharatanatyam artiste Manasi Pandya
e-mail: manasipandya@gmail.com

V Marghazhi Bala Utsavam - 2007 (link to review featured in narthaki.com)
The 'Mylapore Trio' of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated the Fifth Margazhi Bala Utsavam, an exclusive five day Children's Festival on 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th January 2007

3rd International Odissi Festival (link to review featured in narthaki.com)
A perfect treat for the culture-hungry audience of Orissa
December 26 30, 2006
Text & pics: Manasi Pandya, Vadodara
e-mail: manasipandya@gmail.com

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