Vyjayanti Mala Bali
Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai
Bragha G Bessell
Adavus, Alarippu, Jathiswaram, Shabdam
This DVD, the second in the series, presents an authentic documentation of the ‘Kalakshetra Bani’- a distinctive Bharatanatyam style revived, refined and contemporized by Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale, the founder of Kalakshetra.
Filmed in the Kalakshetra premises, it treats the student to the delights of a host of next level adavus and topics like alarippu, jathiswaram and shabdam interspersed with clear and comprehensive explanations by the Kalakshetra faculty.
The DVD provides a wealth of information to aspiring dancers as to how they can train their body and mind, and perceive the immense possibilities within to perfect their style.
A treasure trove for those who want to capture the essence of the Kalakshetra school of Bharatanatyam.
Thath thai thaam (2nd)
Dhith thaium tha thaa thai
Thath thai thaam
Thaankita thakka dhina
Tha hatha jam
Kitathaka tharikita thom
Raga Vasantha • Tala Roopakam Composition of the Tanjore Quartet Choreographed by Rukmini Devi Arundale
Shabdam: Thillai Ambalam
Ragamalika • Tala Misra Chapu
Composition of Adyar K Lakshmanan
Choreographed by Nagamani Srinivasa Rao
Varnam & Keerthanam
This DVD takes you to the next level of a unique Bharatanatyam style deeply
rooted in the illustrious Pandanallur style that inspired Smt. Rukmini Devi
Arundale, the founder of Kalakshetra to create a structured curriculum and
standardize the teaching methods. Based on this technique which went on to
become a distinctive genre in itself as the Kalakshetra bani, it presents
Performed by Kalakshetra students in the sylvan surroundings of their alma
mater, it sincerely captures the spirit and style of the institution. Each piece is preceded by a lucid introduction by a Kalakshetra faculty member which is at once educative and informative.
Varnam: Swami nee manam irangi
Raga Sriranjani • Tala Adi
Composition of Papanasam Sivan Choreographed by Rukmini Devi Arundale
Keerthanam: Ananda natana prakasam
Raga Kedaram • Tala Misra Chapu
Composition of Muthuswamy Dikshitar
Choreographed by Rukmini Devi Arundale
An authentic and aesthetic documentation of the Kalakshetra school of Bharatanatyam.