Day 5 of the Brahan Natyanjali provides an interesting meeting at the dancing stage.
Listed for the second recital of the evening is the Dhanans Womens Trust of Chennai. So what is a NGO doing here?
Young dancers Queen and Niveditha provide the answer. These two alumni of Kalakshetra train students in dance in Ambattur and in Tambaram; they also work with this NGO to expose students in small schools to classical dance with workshops and short recitals.
The duo say they have a small mission - to educate school kids who do not have access to classical dance and perhaps enable a few to perform someday.