Bhavalaya Photo Contest-2013 From 10th May, 2013 to 30th May, 2013 within Sultanate of Oman.
Location: Al Falaj Hotel
Date : 10th Dec - 30th Dec 2011
Age Group: 5-15 years
CONTACT: 98053686, 96063261
Dance, Yoga, Paper Quilling, Origami, Glass,Warli Painting,Calligraphy, Expertise Sudoku
Personality Development,Quiz, Fun activities,Lots of Surprises……
Global platform for promotion of Arts & Culture
WINTER WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN BY ‘BHAVALAYA’
‘Bhavalaya’ - the center for promoting and propagating universal arts in general – Muscat Chapter has this time come up with a unique programme for the school children in Muscat. ‘Bhavalaya’s Winter Camp 2011’ for children in the age group of 5 to 15 is being held in Al Falaj Hotel, Ruwi, starting from December 10, 2011 till December 30, 2011.
The Winter Workshop aimed at nourishing the creative abilities in children and also inspiring them with the basics for their personality development, through fun-filled games and various activities, is spearheaded and conducted by well experienced faculties Ms Sangeeta Rachh and Ms Nipa Shah, who have in the past very successfully anchored such events back in India and Oman. M/s Majan Events & Entertainments is the Co-ordinator of the event.
The inaugural ceremony of the Winter Workshop was held in Le Grand Hall of Al Falaj Hotel, Ruwi on Saturday, 10th December morning by the Chairman of ‘Bhavalaya’, Dr J Retnakumar. The relevance and importance of grooming sessions for the school going children so as to bring out their artistic talents as well as shaping up for their personality development through this kind of Workshop was emphasized by Dr J Retnakumar in his brief speech after lighting the lamp. Dignitaries from various sections of the society - Mr Anvwar Ali Al Balushi - Group CEO of Majan Consolidated, Mr Saileswaran - Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, Mr Sivasankara Pillai – Director, Mars Trading, Sheikh Kaleem – Managing Director of Majan Events & Entertainments, Mr Sudheer Paleri, General Manager of MEMA (franchisee of Asianet Television Channel) - were present at the inaugural function.
‘Bhavalaya’ a non-commercial organization purely concentrating for the cultural integration of various countries by linking and exchanging of various cultural and art forms, established its Oman Chapter in 2010 and since then quite a few classic programmes were presented by ‘Bhavalaya’ performed by renowned artistes of Classical Music & Dance, for the art lovers in and around Muscat.
Parents of the interested children can contact 96063261 / 98053686 for more information and details about the Workshop. The grand finale of the Winter Workshop is scheduled to be held on 2nd January 2012 at Hotel Al Falaj in which along with parents of the children participating in the Workshop and various dignitaries are expected to be present.
BHAVALAYA, the global platform for promotion of Art & Culture,organized the release of its second musical album “Vishupakshikal Padunnu” which was composed by Jnanapeeth award winner Padmavibhushan ONV Kurup. The music direction was by Shri. Arjunan Master and sung by various popular playback singers of the Malayalam film industry. The music album was released in Trivandrum at the Nishagandhi auditorium by the Honourable Minister M.A. Baby to the popular music director M. Jayachandran in the presence of the Chairman & founder of Bhavalaya Dr. J Retnakumar, Shri.O.N.V Kurup &Shri. Pirappanankodu Murali,drama celebrity and ex MLA.
It was a starry night filled to the brim with both bhava (emotions) and laya (movement of music) for the music lovers of Muscat. Bhavalaya, an endeavour launched by Dr J.Retnakumar to serve the international arts community marked yet another milestone by conducting mind and soul refreshing musical concert ‘Raag Malhaar’ on 25th March 2011 at Al Falaj Hotel.
Hindustani vocal Music Talent Hunt in Oman
Bhavalaya is in the process of conducting a Hindustani Vocal Music competition for the local talents in Oman and the preliminary rounds of auditioning will be held this month at Harmony Music Center, Al Ghubra. The competition is scheduled to be held in two categories – one category of up to 18 years and another category of above 18 years. The selected finalists from each category will be auditioned before the professional Hindustani Singers from India and first, second and first runners-up will be identified from the finalist. The winners will be awarded in the function and the also be given a chance to perform on 25th March 2011, in the ‘Raag Malhaar’ event. The event will also have presence of eminent Indian personalities in Oman as well as Omani dignitaries. The event is managed my MEMA Events division of Middle East Media & Advertising LLC. For registration form log on to www.bhavalaya.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
‘Bhavalaya’ - a center for promoting and propagating universal arts in general and India’s varied and rich cultural art forms such as music, drama and dance etc has, since its inception in April last year, been promoting by organizing cultural events, without diluting the purity of our rich culture and heritage and ‘Bhavalaya’ takes this opportunity to express heartiest appreciation and gratitude to Your Excellency for all the support, patronage and guidance extended to ‘Bhavalaya’ in its past happenings in the Sultanate.
Hindustani vocals concert by eminent musicians from India.
Bhavalaya is organizing an evening of gazals & melodies, in Hindi,Malayalam & Tamil, scheduled to be held on 25th March 2011 at Le Grand Hall of Al Falaj Hotel, wherein following eminent artistes will be enthralling the Muscat audience.
Pandit Ramesh Narayanji – an eminent and award winning exponent of Hindustani Classical music, who is a maestro vocalist of Hindustani classical, film playback singer of par excellence and music director of various award winning songs and films. He is an exponent of the legendary mewati gharana of music and he also shares the stage with the gems like Pandit Jasraaj and several others. He holds numerous awards and recognitions both nationally and internationally for his contributions in the field of Hindustani music. Pandit Ramesh Narayanji will be the Guest of Honor at the function on 25th March 2011 and will be awarded the “TAAN SAMRAAT” award by BHAVALAYA.
Ms. Gayathri – a young, well known and award winning vocalist with in-depth knowledge in Hindustani Classical Music and impeccable rendering of classical and contemporary music. Ms. Gayathri has been performing Classical concerts and film playback singing in India as well as abroad and has won laurels and awards from Government of Kerala and various organizations.
Mr. Prakash Ulleri – a well known and reputed musician with multi-faceted talents in music – is a renowned keyboard player for the last 25 years and film music director of South Indian films. He also holds a degree in music from the London School of Music and is the permanent keyboard player for the legendary singer Mr. Hariharan.
The event will also be accompanied by other artists like Mr. Nishad, Mr. Rison, and
Mr. Roshan who have proved their excellence as accompanists.
MUSCAT: Fifty students from Indian and Omani schools came together to unleash a riot of beautiful colors at the painting competition organised by Bhavalaya, the global platform for promotion of arts and culture.
'Bombay Sisters' C. Saroja and C. Lalitha will receive the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi award ofThe Music Academy and preside over the 84th annual conference to be held from December 15, 2010 to January 1, 2011. A press release of the Academy said the annual conference and concerts will be inaugurated by Shiv Nadar, Chairman, HCL group. The awards will be conferred on the Sadas, which will be presided over by Nobel laureate Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, on the final day of the conference. Ramakrishnan is a rasika and attends the Academy concerts - he attended the 2009 'season' concerts.
The committee also decided to confer the Sangita Kala Acharya awards on Suguna Varadachari, vocalist, and Rhadha, dance guru. Vocalists Manakkal S. Rangarajan and Parassala Ponnammal will receive the T.T.K.Award. The musicologist award has been confered upon R. Satyanarayana. The Pappa Venkataramiah award will be given to violinist Radha Narayanan. This is only the second time in its history that the Sangita Kalanidhi award is being given to a duo. The Sikkil Sisters were confered the award in 2002. Contact numbers - C. Saroja - 044-2493 7889, C. Lalitha - 044-24463222 E-mail - email@example.com
News Courtesy- kutcherybuzz.com
Mohiniyattam is a dance form said to have originated in Kerala. which was originally called 'Dasiyattam'. Originated as the temple dance performed by Devadasis, it portrays feminine love in its myriad forms - carnal, devotional and maternal- with accent more on Lasya and Bhava.
In the main items Cholkettu, Padavarnam and Padam, Mudras and facial expressions are more important than the rhythmic steps.Most of the component items of Mohiniyattam are similar to Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi, though subtle differences of style is obvious. The language used in the lyrics is a pleasant mixture of Malayalam and Sanskrit, known as Manipravalam. The accompaniments for Mohiniyattam are Vocal, Veena, Venu, Maddalam and Idakka. Other instruments are also not unusual.
Bharatnatyam is one of the most popular classical Indian dances. Bharatnatyam is more popular in South Indian states of Tamil Nadu andKarnataka. The Bharatnatyam dance flourished in the Hindutemples of South India. The temple dancers (Called Devadasis or servants of god) flourished under royal patronage and religious devotion. At present Bharatnatyam is an immensely popular classical dance form of India. Bharatnatyam encompasses all the traditional aspects of classical dance: the mudras(hand positions), abhinaya (facial expressions), and padams (narrative dances). In this dance form the dancers make considerable use of hand-and-eye movements to express different emotions. Bharatnatyam is a term derived from the four most important elements of dance (in Sanskrit).
The credit of reviving and popularizing the Bharatnatyam in its present form goes to Rukmini Devi, who gave it new life and respectability. Bala Saraswati, the queen of Bharatnatyam also deserves accoladesfor her work and efforts to popularize Bharatnatyam.
Mallika Sarabhai is one of the most renowned Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancers in India today. As dancer, actress, choreographer, writer, or instigator of community projects she challenges audiences to sit up and think
It is her expertise and deep knowledge of two forms of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh respectively at the root of Mallika`s performance.
Mallika Sarabhai is a celebrated classical dancer from India in the dance disciplines of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She has also made her presence felt in Indian cinema and in politics. She feels that dance is a perfect medium for conveying ideas and is one of the most powerful ways to effect changes in the political, social and personal spheres.