Sridevi Nrithyalaya’s dance festival ‘Satyam Sivam Sundaram’ (SSS) was started with the aim of paying obeisance to our great Gurus of dance, Satyam (Late Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam – Kuchipudi), Sundaram (Late Railway Sundaram – Bharathanatyam in Melattur style) and the Supreme, Siva - the Lord of Dance. This dance festival is an ode to our Gurus.
The foremost goal of this festival is to provide a free platform to Classical dance artistes from all over the globe. This annual festival was started in the year 2010 as a three day festival, in which our staff Smt. Shobha Korambil presented a Kuchipudi solo performance and students of Sridevi Nrithyalaya performed Bharathanatyam. Seeing the overwhelming response that the festival had, artistes of various dance styles from different regions were invited to perform the next year in this grand and crowd-attracting dance festival at the
KapaleeswararTemple, Mylapore. A wide range of our classical dances viz.
solo, duet and group presentations of various classical dance forms such as Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Kathak, Vilasini Natyam etc are presented to the audience every year in the Tamizh month of Thai. The festival has been graced by performances of senior performers and stalwarts like Ms. Leela Samson, Smt. Rhadha Ramnathan, Sri Kishore Mosalikanti and many young accomplished dancers from all over India. Basic necessities such as stage, sound & lights are provided by our Nrithyalaya free of cost and artistes who perform in the festival are chosen by an expert panel.
On the occasion of Maha Sivaratri, Sridevi Nrithyalaya conducts its NRITHYANJALI as a humble offering to the Supreme. It is the believed that the stage on which the dancer dances is the temple, the dance is the Lord and the act of dancing is the worship. Keeping this mantra in mind, we offer our Nrithyanjali at feasible venues each year. Students of Sridevi Nrithyalaya, students from other dance schools and reputed artistes come together to pay their obeisance to the Lord all through the night of Maha Sivarathri until dawn, soaked in SIVA RASA.
Sridevi Nrithyalaya's monthly program series, 'SABHA' was an initiative that was started in 2015 to encourage young talents of the institute by giving them an opportunity to present a full- length solo repertoire under the dance school's auspices. The word 'BHA' in Sanskrit means brightness and 'SA' is a prefix that refers to all that is auspicious. Taking its implication, SABHA was seen as a forum or gathering where all of them (the artiste and the spectator) would be driven into brightness or the light of wisdom. With this intention at heart, this novel endeavour was initiated by SDN, exclusively for the students of our Nrithyalaya and is being well received by Rasikas,
As a token of our love, gratitude and heartfelt appreciations, we take the joy of honouring some artistes whose contribution to our institution is immeasurable. We truly believe that as much as Dance is an art, so are the allied fields such as Costumes tailoring, Dance photography etc., which are essential in enhancing the beauty of the art form. The artistes, to whom we have the honour of presenting titles, are outstanding artistes in their respective arenas and have been instrumental in our long term progress either through their art or ideals. This felicitation from our side is a mark of our gratitude to their contribution in the growth of our institution.
SDN’s 29th Anniversary Celebrations (October 23rd, 2016)
Sri Srikanth Gopalakrishnan - BHAAVA GAANA GANDHARVA
Sri Guri Bharadwaaj - LAYA TAPASVI
Kum. Sanjena’s Arangetram & Premiere of ‘SIVAA’ (July 23rd, 2017)
Dr.Kuldeep M Pai - INNISAI VITHTHAGAR
Embar Sri Kannan - SWARA LAYA VITHTHAGAR
SDN’s 31st Anniversary Celebrations (October 20th, 2018)
Smt. Chithrambari Krishnakumar - NRITHYAAPTHA GAAYAKI
Sri Parshwanath Upadhye - RASIKA HRUDAYA CHORA
Sri Sathyamoorthy (Sarvesh Photography) - NRITHYA NIZHARPADA NIBUNAR
Premiere of SDN’s ‘VANDE MATARAM’ (November 14th, 2019)
Sri N. Balaraman (Rajsridhar Costumes) - NATANA UDAIALANKĀRA NIPUNAR
Sri Ganapathi Venkata Subramanian - ĀPTA LAYA MAHĀPANDITA