Devayani, Bharat Natyam Dancer,India"

Devayani introduced by her guru Kalaimamani V.S. Muthuswamy Pillai, performed her Arangetram, which is the official debut, at Rasika Ranjani Sabha in Madras to a packed audience of connoisseurs and dignitaries who came to see the new star of Indian dance. Devayani had just emerged from her success in the Telugu film America Ammayi in which in the lead role she performs brilliantly a solo of Kuchipudi dance in the temple of Chidambaram. With her arangetram Devayani was launched to the world to perform and promote the ancient traditional dance Bharata Natyam and to carry her message all over the world.
Bharata Natyam is a universal form of Art, perhaps the oldest traditional dance Art because of its inherent beauty, serenity and profound message of human and devotional love.

Devayani has performed in all metropolitan cities. Some of the renowned Festivals, Centres of her performances are:

Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha Festival, Chennai, Shooting at Mahabalipuram Temple for Incredible India Campaign, Tamilnadu

The Indian Council of Cultural Relations Auditorium, Kamani Hall, The Convention Hall, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Triveni Theatre, Sapru House, AIFACS, Sri Ram Centre for The Performing Arts, The Trade Fair Authority of India, The Federation of United Nations Nuclear Week against Disarmament, The United Nations (UNDP), The Residence of The Ambassador of Denmark, Residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Egypt, Residence of the Cultural Counsellor of the US Embassy, Residence of Shahnaz Hussain, New Delhi

Devayani, Bharat Natyam Dancer,India"

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, The Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, Mumbai

The National Theatre Festivals, The Sangeet Natak Akademi Festivals, Rabindra Sadan, Padatik, Kalamandir, Kolkata

The Divisional Utsav, Gwalior, The Multi Arts Festival, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

North Central Zonal Cultural Centre Festivals, Narmada Ke Kinare tour of Madhya Pradesh, Kalidasa Festival of Music & Dance Maheshwari, Madhya Pradesh, The Maha Kumbha Mela Allahabad

Devayani, Bharat Natyam Dancer,India

South Central Zonal Cultural Centre (S.C.Z.C.C.) Festivals, Nagpur

The Year of France in India, Bangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Kolkata

The Rock Gardens Festival; Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh

State Guest of Andhra Pradesh Cultural Festivals, Hyderabad

Sangeet Natak Akademy Festival, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie

Haridas Mohotsav, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. Mardol Temple Dance Festival, Goa

The Golden Greats Festival, Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Festivals, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Shruti Mandal, Jaipur, Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan

Devayani, Bharat Natyam Dancer,India"

Alliance Francaise Auditorium, New Delhi, sponsored by ONGC

Uttaranchal Formation Day, Dehradun, Invited by Dept. of Culture

Mammallapuram Dance Festival, Invited by Tamilnadu Tourism

Taj Mahotsav, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

BHEL, Haridwar, Uttaranchal

BHEL, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh

BHEL, Golden Jubilee, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Kalidas Festival 2006, Nagpur, Invited by Maharashtra Tourism

Taramati Music & Dance Festival 2006, Hyderabad, Invited by Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Anushruti Classical Dance & Music Festival, Katni, Invited by Govt.of Madhya Pradesh

Ellora Ajanta Festival 2007, Aurangabad, Invited by Maharashtra Tourism

New Year Festival, Chandigarh, Invited by Chandigarh Tourism

HCL Series, New Delhi, Invited by India Habitat Centre

Nehru Centre Dance Festival, Mumbai, Invited by Nehru Centre

India's Independence Day Celebration, Dehradun, Invited by ONGC

First National Crafts Mela, Chandigarh, Invited by Chandigarh Administration

Lucknow Mahotsav, Invited by Tourism Department, Lucknow, U.P.

People Quest Event, New Delhi, Invited by Alstom

Buddha Mahotsav, Bodhgaya, Invited by Deptt. of Tourism, Govt. of Bihar

"Technical Requirements"


  • To be made available the day before the show or in the morning of the show along with facilities for rehearsal, sound & light. All technical experts to be present
  • On left side of the stage from the audience point of view : platform, if possible, for orchestra with thick carpet on top covered with side masking with black or white cloth for the musicians. Size : 10f(length) X 3f(width)


For a show to live Orchestra :
  • 6 to 12 mikes (2 mikes per musicians) with small adjustable stands
    Example : 8 mikes for 4 musicians
  • One mike with standing level stand for compere / artist
  • One floor mike for footwork
  • Twelve channel Mixer / Equaliser for mikes or CD
  • Effect processor
  • Auditorium Speakers
  • Three - pin socket with extension chord to be provided for orchestra for connecting electronic tanpura (scale tuner)
For a show to DAT / CD :

DAT / CD & Cassette player with amplifier and requisite FULL RANGE Louds SPEAKERS - Very important (2 to be placed at the back of the stage, 1 on each side and 2 or 4 on each side tilted towards the audience). No Monitors but full range speakers
  • 1 Mike with standing level stand for Compere / Artist on right side of stage from audience point of view
  • 1 Floor Mike for footwork Sure or Crown
  • Twelve Channel / Equaliser for Mikes + CD
  • Effect processor
  • Auditorium speakers for the audience
  • Power Capacity : 10 000 to 30 000 watts (or less for a small venue) depending upon the size of the auditorium or stadium


  • 100 lights : PAR649 : Entire Flood, Medium, Narrow, Very Narrow for Colours & White Lights. 20 Lanterns minimum for a smaller auditorium : 6 on stands or from the top on each side
  • 10 Spotlights known as profiles for creating darkness effect on the stage for enhancing still poses for instance & creating effect
  • Smoke (Optional) for dramatic effect in the last dance : The Prayer
  • General stage lights, side lights with white, amber, pink, orange, red, deep purple
  • Follow up spot light for the last dance: 'The Prayer', Dimmers
  • LCD screen if needed for Stadium


  • Separate green room for dancer (with attached toilet)
  • Separate green room for members of the orchestra
  • Mirrors / focus lights / dressing table
  • Costume Ironing facilities in Hotel or Guest House (Optional)
  • Facing the stage in the left wings for the lead artist a table with a chair. Mineral water, Tea/Coffee for the Musicians


  • For high resolution of photos for making posters, photographs for publicity material, VCD, they can be downloaded from the 'Photo Gallery' link of Devayani's website :
  • Hard copies available with the Artist

Devayani, Bharat Natyam Dancer,India"