Wishing you all a very enlightening and fruitful year ahead – Calendars 2014

Delighted to bring my annual calendar, SPANDAN, a tribute to excellence of Indian Dance forms and their exponents. In a couple of days, I will upload the entire digital calendar so that you download and use it as wall paper or screen saver on your computer.

Wishing you all a fruitful year ahead – SPANDAN Calendar, tribute to Indian Dance Forms

Also contributed to the cover of the 2014 calendar of a social outfit, AID (Association for India’s Development) – Natya 2014, that focuses on the folk dances of India. You can download the calendar from the AIDs website.

Wishing you all a fruitful year ahead – AID Calendar, tribute to Indian folk dance Forms

Have a great journey in 2014,

Love and regards,

Sreeni

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SPANDAN : curtain raiser on Rajya Sabha TV and Complete recordings

The Curtain Raiser of SPANDAN introducing the three dancers – Nikolina, Carolina and Nitisha Nanda appeared on Rajya Sabha TV. The complete program is scheduled to come any time in the near future.

If you wish to watch, here they are, as captured by my film team –

Nikolina’s Bharatanatyam – Bho Shambho

Carolina’s Chau – Nataraja

Nitisha’s Odissi – Jayadeva’s Shiva Stuthi

Quincy Kendll Charles’ Kathak – Taal Damaar

Paola Santa Cruz’s Flamenco

Nikolina’s Ballet

Carolina’s Columbian Cumbria dance

Nitisha’s Egyptian Classical Belly dance

The first segment of the SPANDAN world dance evening had an interactive session with Eminent photographer Shri Avinash Pasricha anchored by Mrs Leela Venkataraman, eminent dance critic and Mrs Geeta Chandran, celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer.

I loved conceiving this unique festival and bringing it to you. Looking forward to bettering it every year. Kindly leave your feedback so as to help me.

Love and regards.

SPANDAN – Previews and Reviews in media of Sreeni’s 10-day World Dance Festival @ IHC

SPANDAN's preview in FIRST CITY

SPANDAN’s preview in FIRST CITY

All previews and reviews being listed here for every ones benefit. My humble gratitude for all facilitators and well wishers who have made it happen. Love. Sreeni

The preview of SPANDAN, celebration of human spirit, in the form of dance appears in FIRST CITY. A 10-day festival of dance with

a. 16 large format dance photographic installations of 9ft X 9ft – all visual treats from Srinivasan Ramakrishnan 10 years of dance photography

Here is the link to my FLICKR photostream of the photographic installations of SPANDAN, that lasted 10 days

SPANDAN, Sreeni's Photo Exhbition

b. An evening of WORLD DANCE on May 3rd with three masters – Sri Avinash Pasricha, renowned dance photographer in a discussion with Eminent dance critic Mrs Leela Venkataraman and Celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer Ms Geeta Chandran

This was followed by five brilliant dancers performing eight forms in the overflowing Stein Auditorium of IHC

– Nikolina Nikoleski (Bharatanatyam and Ballet) Croatia
– Carolina Prada (Chhau and Cumbria) colombia
– Nitisha Nanda (Odissi and Belly Dancing) India
– Quincy Kendell Charles (Kathak) Trinidad and Tobago
– Flamenco Paola Santa Cruz (Flamenco) Peru

and culminated on May 5th with an evening of Drums and Music.

Here is the link to my FLICKR photostream of the evening of WORLD DANCE
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sreenivasan/sets/72157633422288722/with/8719103444/

Just a beginning. Many more to come. Thanks to all dancers, gurus in my life who have showered their blessings and, IHC and Career Launcher (CL Educate) for making it happen.

MORE PREVIEWS HERE

In The Hindu
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/just-dance/article4658792.ece#

In The Indian Express
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/shake-a-leg/1109303/

On the respected website for dance anchored by Eminent dancer Ms Anita R Ratnam
http://www.narthaki.com/info/fevents.html

In business Standard
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/delhi-hosts-week-long-fest-of-global-dance-genres-113043000560_1.html

On habitat world listing
http://www.habitatworld.com/events/show_event.php?id=768&o=3&c=1&m=04&a=28&y=2013&w=1

On Priya Lasya’s blog
http://priyalasya.blogspot.in/2013/04/spandan-world-dance-day-celebrations.html

Also appeared in WHATs HOT of The Times of India

REVIEWS ARE HERE

In The Pioneer, by sri Utpal Banerjee
http://www.dailypioneer.com/vivacity/turning–the-tandava.html

In The Deccan Herald, by Ms Henna Rakheja
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/330730/confluence-dance-forms.html

In THE HINDU, by Mrs Leela Venkataraman
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/everything-thrown-in-the-mix/article4699240.ece

This whole week/month, I look forward to many more reviews. THE SUNDAY INDIAN of the next week and many many more…

Also SPANDAN appears on NDTV, DD Bharati and DD Rajya Sabha TV. Will post the links if they appear on YOUTUBE ore else where.

SREENIViews’ Annual Calendar on Indian Classical Dance forms

I had published this at the beginning of the year, and uploaded on to slideshare a couple of months ago. Just realized that I did not post it my website. So here it comes.


Since its design, it has been published as a calendar for 2013 by a prestigious institution of Birla Family, BIMTECH (Birla Institute of Management Technology), Greater Noida.

The feedback and appreciation that I received for this calendar initiated a thought process to plan my annual photographic exhibition of Dance Forms from around the world. You will soon hear about it. It is coming next weekend at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Teachers’ Felicitation Ceremony – A CL Varanasi’s outstanding initiative

Media celebrates too, the felicitation of Varanasi's inspiring teachers by CL

Media celebrates too, the felicitation of Varanasi’s inspiring teachers by CL


Teachers' Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiative

Teachers’ Felicitation Ceremony – A CL Varanasi initiative

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Teacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiativeTeacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiativeTeacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiativeTeacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiativeTeacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiativeTeacher's Felicitation Ceremony - A CL Varanasi initiative

It was a humbling experience for me to be amongst best of the teachers and mentors of Varanasi, the last weekend, Sunday, 9th Sept.

The unique initiative launched by Career Launcher to felicitate the inspiring teachers of the city, nominated by the institutions from across the city as well as selected, brought in a wealth of knowledge, experiences and learning to be shared and celebrated.

It was a wonderful confluence of brilliant and inspiring facilitators – a few in late twenties to eminent 70 year young – who have made a significant difference to the young absorbing minds.

I am looking forward to this occasion taking shape into a great event every year. It will be very enabling to have all these teachers and mentors engaging and contributing on a live blog through the year.

I commend the entire CL Varanasi team – S C Bagla ji, Rashmiji, Sanket Bagla and Deepika and members for this initiative.

SPIC MACAY – 27th National Convention, 2012 @ NITK Surathkal, Karnataka – Day 2

passionate, intense, energetic, social-conscious and blissful... ever lively Malavika Sarukkai
passionate, intense, energetic, social-conscious and blissful… ever lively Malavika Sarukkai

For the details of day 2 at Natcon, SPIC MACAY, Suratkal, visit my daily posting on SREENI ON STAGE collections

Thousands of captures of SPIC MACAY conventions, see on my Flickr collections
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Next posting tomorrow… Love. Sreeni

Sreeni’s Brij Holi Photo Feature on popular French Portal – Linternaute.com

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a message on my account from a journalist in France, Julien Achard. Julien had gone through my Brij Holi photos and was keen on writing a story about it using the photos. I just gave my acceptance and in a weeks time this photo feature appeared. Technology makes life easier.

Graduating Class with the faculty and Chief Guest Deep Kalra

For more photos from the Holi series Vasu.. on Flickr.

To check out all the photos in the series, you may click on the above link to peruse on flickr. If you are really keen on photos with story you would love to visit my Photo and travel blog – Sreeniviews.wordpress.com

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