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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.
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
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.
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
6th January 2022
With great pleasure and humility, we share this happy news that our Guru Smt. Jigyasa Giri has been awarded the "Madhura Kalamani" title award by Karthik Fine Arts, in recognition of excellence in performance and teaching of Kathak, on the 2nd of January 2022.
This award is instituted in the name of G.V. Aparna Kamakshi by Smt. Krithika Subrahmanian in memory of Vidwan Madurai N.Krishnan.
As in ma'am's words, "the popular adage - no man is an island, is true! If not for Devaniyans, our teachers, my teachers, tabla sir, my parents and so many who have carved my path, what or who is Jigyasa .This award is a recognition of all that WE stand for".
We thank Karthik Fine Arts for the recognition of Kathak in Chennai, and accept the award with sincere gratitude.
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*