The Padmabhushan awardees The Dhananjayans (Shanta & Dhananjayan)
are international celebrities with almost six decades in the field of
performing arts of Bhaarat. Their academy, Bharatakalanjali in Adyar,
Chennai is a standing testimony to the art & culture of Bhaaratam.
With innumerable performances to their credit, covering a global
spectrum, this made for each other couple is a beacon light icon to
generations to come. Immaculate communicators through their exemplary
performances all over the world, they bring credit to the Nation by
propagation and preservation of the art & culture of Bhaarat.
Bharatakalanjali is going to hit its Golden jubilee shortly with hundreds of their alumni spread globally.
Tulsi Badrinath's new book on guru Dhananjayan, "Master
of Arts - A life in dance". The book was released by Chief Guest Shri
Muthusamy Varadarajan (Former secretary, Culture, Govt. of India) and
the first copy was received by Pt.Birju Maharaj (Kathak maestro). View images
The book reveals the difficulties faced by a male dancer in establishing
himself. While telling the most romantic love story of how Dhananjayan
met his wife Shanta, it considers whether his success depended on his
being one half of a dancing couple. Tracing the central story of
Dhananjayan as a brilliant performer and guru, his collaboration with
Pandit Ravi Shankar, his meeting the Beatles George Harrison among other
eminent people, it also narrates the stories of many other male
dancers. View Flier