36th year Art festival 2010 - Natyadharshan - 26th December, 2010
Natya Dharshan second day had sessions on Rhythm.
Meenakshi Chitharanjan presented a lecture demonstration with her students. She explained the importance of Laya or Thalam and her students demonstrated Vishama yathi. she narrated the Gopujam, Srothavaham patterns and she performed the trikala jathi by Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman.The session concluded with a brisk Thillana by students in Kadanakuthookalam raga. Her topic Laya Lakshanam was well structured.
The second half of the morning lec/dem series has Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran. Kiran did a fabulous job with Shollukattu and Jathis. The topic AAdhunikka was very informative. The precision with which the students performed was extraordinary. The patterns and professionalism in Dance clearly shower their passion and dedication . Commendable work.
Nrithyachoodamani Gopika Varma presented a elegant Mohiniattam performance.she presented a varnam on Lord ayyappa and the Thulabharam of the Rukmani sathyabhama story was well presented. Gopika got so i involved and there was so much elegance and grace in the dance.Orchestra gave good support.
Amazing Vilasini Natyam
Smt.Swapnasundari presented Vilasini Natyam. The dance had so much details and the Music and dance were in total synchronisation. Swapna Sundari has researched and worked so hard in bringing out this style. Her movements, grace, flow and it looked like a Antique painting.The Abhinaya was out of the world and audience just applauded during sancharis which was so clear.Swapnasundari a long standing Ovation and the highlight was her drawing- Simhanandanatalaprastha.A true effort which needs more standing ovations in future. Kartik Fine Arts has given a great weekend treat.