These photographs were taken during a 2 day Bharatanatyam dance Programme put up by the senior disciples of Dance Guru K J Sararsa in Chennai on January 07 and 08, 2013. This is the 2nd album from this show.
Acclaimed as on one of the Best male Bharatanatyam Dancers - his Bharatanatyam dance was a sheer joy to watch.
About A. Lakshman (extracted from his web site)
Lakshman was born in Malaysia, where he had his early training from Ms. Veera Venugopal of Bharata Kalanjali, Malaysia. After moving to Chennai, he came under the direct tutelage of the renowned and highly acclaimed guru, Kalaimani K. J. Sarasa. As one of Guru Sarasa's star pupils, Lakshman was soon teaching at Sarasalaya - his guru's school for Bharatanatyam. He has also trained in Carnatic music under the guidance of Ms. Sarojini Sunderasan, a disciple of Alathoor Sri Venkatesa Iyer. As a performer too, Lakshman has earned himself a formidable reputation. He has a striking stage presence and his intense devotion to the art-form is immediately discernable. Apart from solo-performances, Lakshman has been a part of several dance dramas and in a variety of roles. Acclaimed as the best male dancer by many natyacharyas in the field, and by the media, for the skill displayed by him in performance after performance, Lakshman continues to be totally involved in the art - both as a teacher and a performer.
In 1994, he founded “Nrithyalakshana,” where he trains students from all walks of life, irrespective of age, religion, and language with utmost dedication. He has conducted numerous Arangetrams, and many of his students have also won accolades from critics and connoisseurs. Lakshman is a dedicated dancer with over 18 years of experience, during which period he has received many awards. To mention a few
Bharatha Kala Ratna - awarded by Shree Bharathalaya on the occasion of their silver jublee celebrations
Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharath Kalachar
Nadanamamani (Kartik Fine Arts)
Spirit of Youth – Best Teacher Award (Music Academy)
Best Dancer (Indian Fine Arts Society)
It was treat to watch Lakshman dance that evening.