• [ April 26 2024, 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]


    Based on the compositions of Vidwan Lalgudi Jayaraman

    Concept, Script, Direction, Design

    Gowri Ramnarayan

    Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013) had a unique attribute: a visual imagination. He painted characters and settings on his mindscreen as he composed his music. His compositions became the auditory forms of the visual scenarios he imagined.  He found greater freedom to do this by opting for ragas never used before for the genres he chose. 

    That is how his jatiswaram in Raga Rasikapriya depicts a shipwrecked couple exploring an uninhabited island, the varnam in Charukesi follows a woman deluded into playing hide- and-seek with the lover - who has never left her side! The tillana in Pahadi has a God dancing on the mountain, protecting nature and the environment, to nourish body and soul. 

    My script and directorial design grew out of listening to the master bowman’s music from childhood. My understanding acquired more dimensions when I interviewed him and reviewed his concerts as a critic (The Hindu). Now JustUs Repertory combines dance, music and storytelling to recreate the visual scenarios for the music as imagined by the composer. We also roam with him through the village scenes of his childhood which inspired him in his life and music. 

    Sheejith Krishna rises to the challenges of the choreography with flair and innovative vision. 


    Concept, script, direction, storytelling: Gowri Ramnarayan

    dance, dance choreography: Sheejith Krishna

    dance: Anjana Anand

    lighting design: B Charles


    vocals: Nisha Rajagopalan          violin: Shreya Devnath

    nattuvangam, mridangam,: Sheejith Krishna      flute: JB Shruthisagar

    recorded, mixed & mastered by Sai Shravanam, Resound India



  • [ April 28 2024, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]
    The team is 
    NJ Nandini vocal 
    B Ananthkrishnan violin 
    Thanjavur Murugaboopathi mridangam 
    N Guruprasad on Ghatam

  • [ May 18 2024, 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM ]

    Chitra Varnam 2024

    Saturday, May 18th @ 6PM 

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The Hindu Educational and cultural society of America (HECSA) , is a non-profit association that caters to the religious, cultural and educational needs of a growing population of Indian families in the portland area. The goals of Portland Balaji temple Hillsboro, OR (as part of HECSA) are:

The Temple also promotes cultural awareness by organizing cultural programs and shows on a regular basis to give our children and adults many opportunities to have a glimpse of the great culture, and a first-hand experience of how festivals are celebrated across diverse India.