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In the deepest darkness of the pandemic the devaniya performance team came together without once meeting in person, and a beautiful baby was born. It is true that darkness leads to light if light is what we seek. Krishna came into this world to lead the world into light. This Janmashtami we offer ourselves to the Ultimate and only Truth…God. We call that divine benevolent force by a million names. Truth is, in nothing and everything - God alone IS…..🙏

HEARTIEST CONGRATULAIONS TO OUR JIGYASA MAM

23rd July 2023

“You are the soul of tradition, you are the fire of change. You are the new-age woman who has the strength to empower other women, beautifully weaving an immortal story…”

Such were the accolades written on the ‘Pudhumai Penn’ award citations bestowed upon our founder Jigyasa Giri at a recent award ceremony by Tanishq.

 

Heartiest congratulations to our Jigyasa ma’am.

Thank you - Kshana Digital

23rd May 2022

When the love for art and Devaniya in particular opens up the lens of a well wisher…..

Thank you for these beautiful clicks Kshana Digital

VASANT UTSAV 2022

May 22, 2022

The rising and setting of the sun and moon, the ebb and tide of waves in the ocean, the flames of passion, devotion and knowledge, the rotations and revolutions of earth and all planets, the winds of seasons and change, the sky of clouds and stars, the sky of ultimate rest….. Everything in the universe is a dance of cosmic divinity…..

On the evening of 10th May 2022, under the auspices of the horizon series of the Indian Council For Cultural Relations and the Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable Trust, the Devaniya presentation at the Vasant Utsav comprised of 5 elements of kathak twirling in and through the 5 cosmic elements, as though at play with them, but in truth, an offering to each of the Panch Mahabhoota, that in unison form the base of all creation.

We are happy to share some pictures of the Vasant Utsav 2022 grand finale.

Photography by Supraja Srinivasan

WITH GRATITUDE TO ISHWARA AND THE UNIVERSE FOR THE LOVING SPACE OF ART - DEVANIYA!MANY THANKS FOR THE RECOGNITION KARTHIK FINE ARTS

23rd May 2022

When the love for art and Devaniya in particular opens up the lens of a well wisher…..

Thank you for these beautiful clicks Kshana Digital

WORK IN PROGRESS…

5th October 2021

Work in progress…
Video: shankari_kathak

ANOTHER IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP ENDS WITH HAPPY EXHAUSTION…

5th October 2021

Another in-house workshop ends with happy exhaustion…there’s nothing more fulfilling than a journey well ended that leads to the anticipation of yet another

REGISTER YOURSELVES NOW!

3rd October 2021

New beginners batches starting at Devaniya, this Vijayadashami.

Register yourselves now!

LIFE IS A BOUNTIFUL BLESSING OF SOWING AND REAPING....

14th January 2021

Life is a bountiful blessing of sowing and reaping....and when you sow the right seeds, the harvest is truly an occasion to celebrate, and to welcome the arrival of spring like a lover ....
Albela sajan aayo ri.....surely spring is in the air !
Wishing each and everyone a prosperous and overflowing harvest of love, goodness, happiness.....
All Mother’s wondrous blessing
*Devaniya doesn't own any rights over this song*

KATHAK'S DIVERSE CULTURAL INFLUENCES

8th September 2020

 When you love what you do, this can only be counted and seen as a blessing! It sparks interest and develops skills that help to contribute to something beyond yourself.

THIS DANCE TEACHER TAKES CLASSES ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM

14th April 2020

Social distancing or social connectivity?
It is all a point of reference in the totality of the absolute.....happy to connect in this new dimension of distances.
As Kahlil Gibran so beautifully said - what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly

CONTRIBUTION RECOGNIZED

24th January 2020

Thank you Amir Khusro Sangeet Academy for the recognition and an evening of soulful music

DANCE MATTERS

November 29th 2019

A review by one of India’s most noteworthy dance historians and critics, Shri Ashish Mohan Khokar:-
That he came all the way to Chennai for Vistaarana in place of a dance conference in China, and then watched the show from beginning to end with a keen and focused observation in itself is the highest praise one can receive.

TOUCHING HEART AND SOUL THROUGH VIBRANT KATHAK

2nd December 2019

A review of Vistaarana, a boundless expanse in the Deccan Chronicle (Chennai).


A big thanks to Deccan Chronicle for its artistic and cultural appreciation.

IN TUNE WITH THE UNIVERSE

January 4, 2021

Thank u so much Rashmi. Devaniya is indebted to you for this very open-hearted, beautifully articulated story about our journey.

WORK IN PROGRESS…

5th October 2021

Work in progress…
Video: shankari_kathak

ANOTHER IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP ENDS WITH HAPPY EXHAUSTION…

5th October 2021

Another in-house workshop ends with happy exhaustion…there’s nothing more fulfilling than a journey well ended that leads to the anticipation of yet another