This conference was held in Chennai during this music season from 26th to 31th December. Convener danseuse Padmashri Ananda Sankar jayant, brought together some top class dancers of the current and last decades to analyze and highlight the features of their legacy and personal style. Chennaistream has done a wonderful job of capturing those presentations.
1. Padmashri Shri Dhananjayan and Smt Shanta who are the founders of Bharata Kalanjali and followers of the Kalakshetra tradition featured their male students on stage and demonstrated the postures for male dancers and Adavus in general. Talked about the revival of Bharatanatyam under Kalakshetra tradition. His students performed some unique Bharata Kalanjali choreographic works. Click here to watch the video. Else follow the link:
3. Hari Krishnan and Srividya, talked about Kittappa Pillai’s legacy and how he taught differently to all his students as per their individual capabilities unlike the standardization that exists in all schools today. Click here to watch the video or follow the link below
4. Smt Nandini Ramini presented her views about her Guru Balasarawati and her legacy. She talked about Bala’s innovative abhinayas that went beyond the lines of the poem. Her percussionists who would set some exclusive jathis and theermanams. Click here to watch the video or follow the link below.
Hope you all will enjoy!!