Event Date 10-07-2018 3:30 pm
Event End Date 10-07-2018 6:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Chinmaya Kalaarangam is a platform to showcase Bala Vihar children's talents in the field of Indian classical arts. So many of our children have been learning these arts, and show incredible interest. This is an opportunity for them to perform on stage and grow their skills. As Chinmaya community, we should encourage these children, and hope that this performance opportunity will inspire them to continue to learn and perform.

Feel free to register for more than one performance!
Entry Conditions
1. You should be a current Bala Vihar Students in NJ, PA or NY area
2. You should be learning Indian classical music or dance currently
3. There is a registration fee of $15 per entry.

Event Details:
Saturday Feb 16th 2019
at Chinmaya Vrindavan Ashram
from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Link for registering Balavihar kids to perform:



Confirmation email for registered kids (on a first come first served basis) will be sent during the third week of Sep, 2018.

Also, all are invited and there is no entry fee for audience.

Event Date 02-16-2019 1:00 pm
Event End Date 02-16-2019 6:00 pm

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Brihadeeswara – form to formless takes the audience on a journey into the soul and mind of a Devaradiyaal, Based on the guidance of renowned scholar Dr. T.N Ramachandran and historian Dr. Kodavayil Balasubramanian and  Dr BM Sundaram, this production celebrates the intertwining of the spatial and spiritual vibrations experienced by the Devaradiyaal, as she goes about her day to day life in the hallowed architectural wonder the Brihadeeswara temple. This presentation  is based on the 1000 year old Brihadeeswara temple in Thanjavur. This production was presented at the  UNESCO head office in Paris as a part of the heritage celebrations.



Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a Bharatanatyam exponent, research scholar, and a passionate committed teacher of Bharatanatyam. Bala is know for her distinct scholarly style and takes on subjects based on ancient texts, backed by intense research, collaborates with renowned scholars in the respective fields, carving messages from scriptures relevant to the contemporary world and actively presenting across the world. Bala Devi's lineage is from a family of philosophers and literary scholars. Bala through her classical dance strives to interpret ancient philosophical and spiritual concepts and presents in a classicism that is always contemporary in interpretation and communicates across cultures, All her production are accompanied by world class music. Born in Vijayawada and very keen in dance from an early age, Bala Devi started her initial training under Guru Jayalakshmi Narayanan in Hyderabad and then went onto learn with Dr Padma Subrahmanyam in Chennai. Dr Padma Subrahmanyam has awarded the titles " Bharata Nrtya Seva Mani" and " Nrtyasali- completed course in 108  Karanas" to Bala Devi Chandrashekar. Extremely passionate about teaching, and as a Professor of Practice & as the Artistic Director of SPNAPA Academy of Performing Arts, Princeton, New Jersey, she imparts valuable knowledge to her many dedicated students. Bala constantly works on developing and perfecting the style that would be seamless and fluid while yet retaining the precision, power and purity of line - typical of classical dance.

As a Professor of Practice, Bala is constantly developing “Performing studies” in collaboration with Theater and Dance, History, Philosophy, Linguistic anthropology and South Asian Departments of various Universities in the United States and served as Fellow and Artist in Residence at The Carl A fields Center@Princeton University. Bala is one of the few Bharatanatyam artist worldwide to have released eight critically acclaimed dance production based on her extensive research. They are Nandanar Charithram, MLV favorites, Krishna Arpanam, Uddhava Gita - Lord Krishna's last message, Vishwam - The Omnipresent, Tripura - Divine Feminine, Karna - Destiny's Child, Brihadeeswara - Form to formless through the eyes of a Devaradiyal. All of these works are accompanied by world class music and have been produced in digital format.Over the last 25 years, Bala Devi have given over 500 performances across 30 countries.  Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a ICCR approved artist and approved by the Ministry of Culture Govt. of India for overseas festivals. 

Event Date 03-02-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 03-02-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Pandita Shubhada Paradkar is now quite well known to the music lovers throughout the country and abroad also.

Both the critics and the "Rasiks" remember her for "Aggressive Gayaki" and proficiency in the "Layakari" which is rarely seen in the female vocalists today.

Shubhadaji will be accompanied by Dr. Kedar Naphade on Harmonium and Suryaksha Deshpande on Tabla.

Event Date 03-16-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 03-16-2019 6:30 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Event Date 04-06-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 04-06-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Padmini Rao studied under Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, the Dhrupad and Rudra veena maestro. She received her master's degree in music from SNDT University in Mumbai, India, under the guidance of Padma Bhushan, Dr. Prabha Atre. Padmini has been Dr. Atre's student for over 20 years. Her music is thus a blend of two of India's most enchanting musical streams: the dhrupad and the khayal.

For additional details, please visit : http://www.padminirao.com/

Event Date 04-20-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 04-20-2019 6:30 pm
Registration Start Date 01-01-2019
Cut off date 04-20-2019
Individual Price $20.00

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Smt. Srivani Yella is a renowned Veena artist - a Grade A artist of the All India Radio; She is a faculty at the Sri Venkateswara University, and serves as the Head of the Department in S.V.College of Music & Dance established by the Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams in Tirupati, AP


Event Date 04-27-2019 3:00 pm
Event End Date 04-27-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Event Date 05-04-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 05-04-2019 6:30 pm

Amrutha Venkatesh is making a mark as a musician who blends tradition with innovation. She is currently under the tutelage of Prince Sri Rama Varma and Smt Parassala B.Ponnammal. Before this she learnt from Sri M.T.Selvanarayana and Smt Charumathi Ramachandran.  She is an A Graded artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan.

A recepient of many accolades and awards.She was the second ever lady artiste to perform at the hallowed Navarathri Mandapam at Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala. She was given the 'Outstanding Vocalist ' Prize by the Madras Music Academy for five consecutive years ,from 2013 to 2017.

Event Date 05-05-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 05-05-2019 6:30 pm
Individual Price $20.00

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Event Date 06-01-2019 3:30 pm
Event End Date 06-01-2019 6:00 pm

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