36th year Art festival 2010 - 23rd December, 2010
Kalaimamani Natanamamani Dr.Srinidhi Chidambaram presented today evenings programme with an Pushpanjali followed by Pallandu by Periazhwar and a pasuram also in Nattai Ragam Adi Thalam.
She then moved on to the Varnam describing the glory of Kapaleeswara the presiding Lord of Mylapore. She had taken lines from works of Shri. Papanasam Shivan tuned by Aruna Sairam which was a very creative thought.Dr.Srinidhi Chidambaram became one with the character and sancharys which showed even the minute details like temples towers, houses surrounding the temples, the lanes, the by lanes,the flower vendors, the holy kum kum vendors, bangle shops along with the Adikaranandi description,massive size of chariot, the ethinicity of Mylapore was a delight to the spectator. Angam Poompavia story was brought out well. The idea of procession of the lord combining with the sollukattu was a welcome thought.
She moved on to a very thoughtful social issue Pudukavithai by Shri.Vairamuthu where the present day koovam as it used to be a holy river was brought out with children playing with mud along the shore with spiritual people taking holy dip before offering morning prayers, young women sitting and chatting about their daily chores. The whole place with so much greenery is just so polluted now. The social topic was handled by Srinidhi with such maturity and its interesting that apart from such mythological stories issues of this sort is handled in a Bharathanatyam recital without diluting its techniques.
She concluded with a prayer on religious tolerance for the world to be peaceful and beautiful place for everyone to live excellent to live.
Wondeful singing by Radha Badri, nattuvangam by Swamimalai Suresh, Mridangam by Sakthivel provided good team support for this creative thoughtful production.
Kartik Fine Arts is giving the audience a taste of sweetness in a different kind each day.