Padams / Ashtanayika - Virahotkhantita - the heroines in love
Kalanidhi Narayanan, Bragha G Bessell
In this DVD pack, 'Padma Bhushan' Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan along with Bragha G Bessell unfold the delights of Nayikabhava with an exposition on Ashtanayikas- the heroines categorized by the natyashastras under 8 different heads according to their emotional status.
In an exhaustive and aesthetic manner it presents the mindset, moods, conflicts, cogitations, tempers and tantrums of Virahotkhantita , the heroine who defies all accepted norms and ventures out to meet her lover at a predetermined place.
The highlight of this product is a classroom session involving 'Padma Bhushan' Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, ('Maami' to her students), the greatest Abhinaya exponent of our times & Bragha G Bessell , her distinguished disciple.
'Aiyayyo Vegatayana', a padam by Kshetrayya forms the pivot of maami's engaging elucidation of Virahotkhantita. Then follows a sprightly demo of this padam by Bragha G Bessell.
Maami provides some practical tips for teachers and also students at different levels- beginners, those reasonably well-trained and foreign students who are not very familiar with our cultural milieu.
There is a wealth of information on how to approach the composition, understand its meaning and the mood it portrays before actually getting down to performance.
Concept & Presentation byPriyadarsini Govind
- Aiyayyo Vegatayana
- Nada namakriya
- Trupuda talam
- Exhaustive content
- Each DVD dedicated to 1 Nayika
- Clear guidelines to teachers & students
- Lively classroom session involving senior danseuses
- Freewheeling discussion based on a padam or javali
- Full length demo by an eminent dancer
- Options to view demo in 3 different angles (only in DVDs)