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Classical- Indian Dance Presentation on the Pancharatna Kritis
Supported by Carnatic Music Association of North America (CMANA)


Five Gems of Thyagaraja is an innovative work of its kind to be presented anywhere in the United States. This novel project depicts the garland of five songs which are immortal classics of the legendary composer Saint Thyagaraja. These five songs are exemplary compositions akin to music from Handel’s Messiah. The dance presentation is intended to bring out the full meaning of the lyrics, translating them from the regional Indian languages to the more interpretive and visual language of dance. In an unprecedented manner, the choreographer, Kalaimamani Smt. Ramya Ramnarayan has choreographed these songs to be presented as a group production to make it more visually appealing to the audience.

On June 10, 2006 @ 5:00 PM

Plainsboro Community Middle School
55 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Admission Is Free
For Further Information & Registration Contact: Nrithyanjali Institute Of Dance, Inc.
  Ram Tirumala 732-398 9895 (
  Soundaram Ramaswami 908-369 8917
  Sankar Narayanan 908-222 3474
  Malathi Partha 732-274 3397
  Krithika Iyer 732-462 5286
  Padmashri Ashish 609-897 9265

This program has been made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts; through a grant provided by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/ Board of Chosen Freeholders.


From Rt. 1 N/S: take Scudders Mill Road drive up to the traffic light of Dey Road. Make right on to Dey Road proceed till a T junction. At T make left on to Maple Av. At the traffic light left on to Grovermills Road. School is on left side.

From NJ Turnpike: towards Cranbury, Rt. 130 S. Make right on to Dey Road and make left on to Maple Av. At traffic light left on to Grove’s Mill.
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