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Thanjavur Quartet

Significant composers, and architects of the modern Bharatanatyam form.

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Thanjavur Quartet

Significant composers, and architects of the modern Bharatanatyam form.

The Thanjavur Quartet - Chinniah, Ponniah, Sivanandam and Vadivelu - were disciples of Muthuswami Dikshitar. They systematized Bharatanatyam, and developed the present repertoire, called Margam. The brothers were honoured in the courts of Thanjavur, Mysore and Travancore. Their descendants have continued this tradition of music and dance into the 20th century.

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