Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam & Nrithyodaya group (Bharatanrityam)
Singapore Indian fine arts society (Bharatanatyam)
With a strength of over 800 students, Singapore Indian fine arts is one of the largest institutions outside India to promote Indian arts and culture. The first item is Mahesa Tandavam in praise of lord nataraja by students of Singapore Indian fine arts. The second number is a Thillana from "Sri Gurubyo Namaha" choreographed and performed by Dr. Padma subrahmanyam. "Sri Gurubyo Namaha" is one of the many dance dramas choreographed by padma. It is dedicated to H.H. Sri chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swanigal, Paramacharya of kanchi and highlights the worship of six deities of the Hindu pantheon.
Gandhi seva sadan Kathakali academy (Kathakali)
Priyadardhini Govind( Bharatanatyam)
Kathakali, Kerala's colorful classical dance style is performed with elaborate masks and make-up. It provides ample scope for the artiste to display his facial expressions- the movement of the eyebrows, eyes and perhaps every muscle in the face, Gandhi seva sadan Kathakali academy presents a scene from the puranic story Kalyana Sougandhikam. This ancient story unites the Ramayana and the Mahabharata by featuring one character from each of these great epics. Sadanam manikandan plays Bhima and Kalanilayam Balakrishnan plays Hanuman. This is followed by an expression oriented item in Bharatanatyam style by Priyadarshini Govind, a disciple of Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Priyadarshini Govind dances to purandara Dasa’s Jagadhodharana. The poet describes how Yasoda treats her little son Krishna as a human child despite having foreknowledge of the fact that Krishna was God incarnate. We also visit kalamandir, a dance school instituted by H.H.Shantananda Sawami at Singapore.
Producer: Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy
Title: When the Gods dance Language: English Subtitle: English Running length: 60 mins Audio: Stereo dolby digital Regions: NTSC all regions Catalogue number: 10117
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