Samhita (Margam) - a miscellany &the mastery
a complete margam by Lavanya Ananth
This product presents 'Margam', the systematic and coherent progression of Bharatanatyam items as performed by Lavanya Ananth, one of the highly acclaimed, new generation Bharatanatyam dancers and the disciple of Gurus S.K.Rajarathnam Pillai, K.J.Sarasa, Kalanidhi Narayanan and Bragha Bessel.
This well-packaged performance, exclusively filmed for the discerning audience, comprises Mallari, Varnam, Javali, Ashtapadi and Swaralaya straddling compositions in different genres of dance, in varied languages and depicting a broad spectrum of emotions. The significance and salient features of each item have been elaborately elucidated by the artiste herself before performance.
A structured and spirited presentation, it is Margam as it should be!
Aavaahanam - Nrittanjalis & Sthutis
Nrittanjalis & Sthutis by Lavanya Ananth
This product unfurls the features and finer aspects of Nrittanjali, a unique invocatory piece in the pure dance genre which involves an arresting array of body movements and footwork.
Here Lavanya Ananth, one of the foremost among the new generation of Bharatanatyam dancers of India (and the disciple of Gurus S.K.Rajarathnam, K.J.Sarasa, Kalanidhi Narayanan and Bragha Bessel) performs three pulsating Nrittanjalis followed by Sthutis or devotional compositions for dance.
In this product, sacred texts by ancient Indian saints in praise of Ardha Nariswara (the half woman manifestation of Shiva), Harihara (the form of Shiva who is half Vishnu) and Amba (the Universal Mother) have been adapted for music and dance.
Each presentation is a fine synthesis of superior music, dance and lyrics and sets a new benchmark for aspiring dancers. The performance is preceded by a coherent introduction of the item and word-by-word description of the lyrics, context and the mood portrayed in it.
An aesthetic experience that will linger long after you watch it!