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Dance Guru Ranidevi

Goal Oriented Academy

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Get your Bachelors and Masters degree in Bharatanatyam

  • List of 140 concerts PAST EVENTS

          ABOUT US

Established in 1984, Kalairani Natya Salai has been serving the community untiringly for decades. Hundreds professionally have been trained in this school, where Indian culture has always been greatly appreciated and enhanced. It enjoys a Non-Profit – 501(c )4 status , with a track record of innumerable free benefit performances. KNS is unique: (1) Traditional Graduate program equivalent to high school in arts universities in India (2) deep study of Natyashastra (3) We are classified as a non-profit tax-exempt organization.  The only school that promotes an arts ashra

 

m in India www.ranidevi.com. (4) Not restricted to only one style  – even our adavus are 108 including Kalakshetra, Thanjavur, and Vazhavoor banis so you can easily adapt to any workshops. (5) Biennial renditions are new, creative, thematic.  (6) A lot of scope to perform, work as a team, and choreograph. (7)  Items on Christian, patriotic themes including Thirukural and Buddhism    … and the list goes on.

The founder, Guru Rani has choreographed and staged 800+ classical dances with innumerable performances each year. From flag-hoisting to parades, from temples to churches benefit shows, from weddings to tournaments, from conference to festivals – a wide variety of performances.
Traditional arangetrams are made special with non-repetitive new items. We are proud to say that we are the only dance school that stages a full margam to Christian themes. KNS troupe has travelled on several dance tours. Click here to read review about Tamil Nadu 2007 performance. Workshops by dance exponents have been conducted regularly at KNS. KNS Seniors have danced with Padmasri Shobana (view video)

Guru Rani taught a credit course in Indian dance   at George Mason University (Fall 2007) KNS is a Member of the International Dance Council, Greece/France. KNS is also a Dance Center for Degree Courses affiliated with University in South India.  Guru Rani’s life-time dream is to give Bharatanatyam a University Curriculum recognition.  She served as a Commissioner to State of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for 4 years (2012-2016).

Contact Us at :Guru Ranidevi – Kalairani Natya Saalai (KNS Inc.)
1909 Wooded Way
Adelphi, MD 20783
301-439-7264  Whatsapp 301-537-2916 email:  
nurtureindia@yahoo.com 

Everything Traditional and much more

140+ Concerts/shows —  800+ Dances of which 120 are Christian-based.

  • Natyasastra Simplified  60 Asamyukta Samyukta Hastas in a song 

  • Research Kannagi story is popular, but Manimegalai? Did you know Buddhism has a number of hastas? 

  • Classic rare Hindi song 

  • Age no bar –  adults in action 

  • Creative  heroines of Valmiki, Vyasara, Ilango, Kaalidasan 

A Dance Group affiliated with an arts ashram in India

KALAAKSHARAM  – www.kalaaksharam.com

All about Rani — www.ranidevi.org

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