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“Chinna Kalanadam” 3 day classical dance festival for children. Organised by NADAM.

July 4, 2013

“Chinna Kalanadam”

3 day classical dance festival for children.
Organised by NADAM
(Narthan Academy of Dance and Music)

NADAM-an acronym for “Narthan Academy of Dance and Music”, was founded in the year 1997 by Nandini K Mehta & K Murali Mohan-established Kathak exponents and was formally registered with the Registrar of Firms & Societies, Bangalore in the year 2000, bearing Registration No. 735/2000-2001 .The academy works to showcase India’s Classical Dance & Music Forms and helps preserve them as living traditions. Our annual music & dance showcase, Kala-Nadam, is one of the leading events on Bangalore’s Cultural Calendar, featuring amazing national & international talent since 13 years consecutively.

Some of the best dancers, musicians and dance groups of the country have been featured in Kala-Nadam-,Kathak by Kishan Mohan Misra from Kathak Kendra ,New Delhi, Maulik Shah & Ishira Parikh-Ahmedabad, Bharatanatyam by Shridhar and Anuradha Shridhar, Leela Samson,Rama Vaidyanathan –New Delhi ,Neewin Hershall-Chennai, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy –Bangalore,Odissi by Nrityagram ensemble, Kuchipudi by Kala Krishna, Hyderabad etc.,
Well known flautist-Praveen Godkhindi, Chandan Kumar, Praveen D Rao, Nagaraj Havaldar, Ashit Desai, Jayateerth Mevundi, Arif Khan, Padmabhushan R.K. Srikantan etc. have also been part of the Kala-Nadam festival.

Some of the Dancers and Dance Groups from abroad-
1) Chitralekha Dance Company-UK presented a Contemporary dance feature “The story of C”.
2) Rangoli dance Company from USA has presented Ramayana, Punyakoti and also some solo Bharatanatyam recitals.
3) Sujatha Venkatesh from Omkara School of Dance –Switzerland.

Nadam also holds a Classical Dance Festival for children below 13 called “Chinna
Kala-Nadam”,since the year 2009. This festival features over 150 children from 20
dance schools presenting the various Classical Dance Forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri etc., Chinna Kala-Nadam has become a much sought after Dance festival by children who look forward to this event each year very eagerly.Nadam also holds various workshops in Classical Music, Bharatanatyam & Kathak etc., by eminent Gurus who have specialized in a particular field from time to time.

The academy imparts training in the fields of Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and Classical Music to aspiring students. The students are given intensive training to become professional dancers. Apart from training, the company has its own performing unit specializing in Classical and different Folk- forms of India.
Nadam ensemble has performed extensively in many prestigious festivals in India, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland and the Middle-East.

Nadam ensemble toured USA, with a troupe of 7 dancers and gave successful performances in different cities between July and October-2006 winning rave reviews from connoisseurs and the press.

Nandini K Mehta & K Murali Mohan were invited several times to perform in
Sion,Switzerland in aid of “Planete Enfants” and Bern in aid of Rehasuisse, to collect funds for the under privileged and needy children in India.

Nadam has also been contributing their bit for the society since last 3 years. Nadam has donated part of the proceeds of their festival-“Kala-Nadam” for the cause of Cancer patients, Differently Abled children, empowerment of down trodden children of Devadasis and prisoners.

All the annual Chinna Kala- Nadam and Kala-Nadam Festivals are free for all
connoisseurs of music and dance. The organisation is making use of its own funds and hopes to receive more aid in future so as to fulfill their objectives of nurturing, promoting, preserving and propagating our rich Indian Art and Culture through teaching, performing and organising programmes, colloquiums, seminars, lecture demonstrations and workshops.

Nadam aspires to start a Gurukula in the rural parts of Bangalore to promote, nurture and preserve the Classical Art Forms for posterity.
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“Chinna Kalanadam”
3 day classical dance festival for children.

Date : 4th, 5th & 6th July 2013.

Time : 6pm to 8pm

ADA Rangamandira,





























































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