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Bjankumar
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#176 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by Bjankumar » 11 Aug 2010, 23:11

Aadinaye Kanna by Bharata Kalanjali students (Satyajit, Divya,& ?(does anyone know the other female artiste?))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRAWgL8gU9Y
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Bjankumar
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#177 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by Bjankumar » 12 Aug 2010, 13:56

A vintage interview of Smt.Sudharani Ragupathy, The videos include clips of Sudha madam performing an abinaya piece (Keliyaai Ponadhadi) in her classroom, also an excerpt from the Varnam "Maaye Mayan Sodariye" by Madurai N Krishnan, and a small extract from the Bramha Sandhi Kautvam. ENJOY : )

Part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z03f9nunKkE

Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdwHDb_aXhs

Part 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RvaeJ0yKqM

Part 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muJXfRheJKQ
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madhan
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#178 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by madhan » 12 Aug 2010, 13:58

Awesome videos Bjankumar.. Nice answers by prof.sudharani.. Thanks for posting them!! :D
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kannagi99
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#179 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by kannagi99 » 13 Aug 2010, 00:13

@shyama-priya - My personal opinion is that it if ksl chooses not to post his/her videos, that's just fine. After all, in the carnatic music boards, we don't expect any of the rasikas to post links to their singing!
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kannagi99
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#180 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by kannagi99 » 13 Aug 2010, 00:28

ksl wrote:I have a hard time seeing rolling on the floor to cover music space translate as well as classical arts do. Obviously Ms. Anita Ratnam doesnt share my opinion. The dancer in this video is undoubtedly good enough. I would love to know general opinon of what rasikas think is the future here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWBGm2CQ ... re=related
@ksl - are you asking what we think of the future of this style of dance or whether is this the future of Bharatanatyam/classical dance? Most of the movements in the video are from the Contemporary style of dance - not to be confused with dancing to contemporary themes or Anita Ratnam's neo-Bharatham etc. Contemporary dance has its own very identifiable dance vocabulary - seems to me almost like deconstructed/broken form of Western classical ballet. You will see the same/similar movements in most Contemporary dance choreography. I don't have any issue with dancers using traditional based Indian music for Contemporary dance as long as it is not called Bharatanatyam/Indian classical dance etc.
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ksl
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#181 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 13 Aug 2010, 09:49

@kannagi: I was referring to this article where AR talks of contemporary dancers as ones she has high hopes for.
http://www.narthaki.com/info/rt/rt33.html
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salangai83
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#182 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by salangai83 » 13 Aug 2010, 17:10

dear friends...nice contemporary dance but believe me dancing with contemporary style not as divine as pure bharatanatyam style...
we haven't fully discover bharata's natya shastra which is offer such large scope to expend and create more n more creative things in dance.
for an example bharata described roughly about 20 types of leg movements n how far we realize bout it n at the same time how many of this leg movements are in practice rite now?
i feel really really feel bad and disappointed when thinking bout certain dancers n teachers who willing to spend their precious time to create such a "new" bharatanatyam style which is not bharatanatyam at all. 1st of all we must be proud with natya shastra n go through at least once to understand wat is bharatanatyam all about.... bharata already made a guide so just follow it...
dont mess bharatanatyam with limited knowledge n plz retain the purity of the dance cause it is make us different, from others..
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kannagi99
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#183 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by kannagi99 » 13 Aug 2010, 20:06

ksl wrote:@kannagi: I was referring to this article where AR talks of contemporary dancers as ones she has high hopes for.
http://www.narthaki.com/info/rt/rt33.html
I believe that Contemporary dance has a place in India as it does in many countries. But, I doubt it will replace the traditional forms. It does bug me that AR seems to have the West is Best attitude these days when it comes to dance in India. Part of the problem with Contemporary dance is that it is very introspective and sometimes, self-indulgent. Unfortunately, I have found that unless the context of the performance is explained, my viewing experience is limited to appreciating the movements and not any deeper.
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krishnaa
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#184 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by krishnaa » 14 Aug 2010, 21:58

Bjankumar,
really enjoyed watching those videos.
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ksl
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#185 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 17 Aug 2010, 04:08

Shantala Shivalingappa from Paris. She is a very clean Kuchipudi dancer. Famous Kuchipudi dancers i have seen are very sloppy. But she is very clean and graceful at the same time. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTXDrQ7 ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDp5cDZz ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0-OuF2u ... playnext=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGIy6aYK ... re=related
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ardhanariswar
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#186 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ardhanariswar » 18 Aug 2010, 04:54

How do you guys feel about this trikala jathi? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8-mTTMhYQc

I think its ~innovative and clever, but honesty, its difficult to keep up with. It lacks that sort of build up that a traditional trikala theermanam has. Not a fan of the nattuvanar's intonation either. And its a total mismatch with the sweetness of the pallavi line. The jathi is simply too aggressive in my opinion.

Thoughts?
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madhan
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#187 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by madhan » 18 Aug 2010, 06:00

ewwww... why is the nattuvanar reciting it like tht...! Ive seen ms.priyadarsini govind use this jathi for one of her varnams.! choreo looks like hers too!
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KSDD
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#188 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by KSDD » 18 Aug 2010, 17:42

Totally agree with you Ardhanariswar...the dancer is good, the coreography is excellent, but this jathi simply don´t fit....
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ksl
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#189 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 19 Aug 2010, 13:20

goes on to show
1.why female dance gurus should be careful when they want to be as impactful as a male nattuvanar in reciting jathis. the recitation is bothersome in it's desire to sound like a nattuvanar.
2. how what Priyadarshini govind and a lot of other famous dancers do needs a lot of aesthetic sensitivity and cant be blindly followed to give disastrous results.
3. and that an om-namah-shivayah chanting is more appropriate for something where the nayika is not asking the sakhi to ask the Lord to come but for something more like the nattukurinji varnam. How dance teachers loose the big picture of keeping rasanubhava intact in pursuit of latest (in this case PG's) trends.
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ardhanariswar
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#190 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ardhanariswar » 20 Aug 2010, 10:35

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2FUtCJGdtU
Rupamu Joochi Varnam

I don't know if Shoba Narayanan has made an appearance in this thread before.
Footwork could be improved, but I love her precision and grace. Just check out the completeness of the theermanam adavu. Very good stage presence as well.

Here's another.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNrz8KEKak
Nrityopaharam

I gotta admit, I kinda like the influence of her classical ballet training.
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Bjankumar
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#191 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by Bjankumar » 20 Aug 2010, 19:56

It feels as if the nattuvanar in the trikala jathi is trying be a little seductive loll, and i agree totally does not fit into a nayika based varnam.
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ksl
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#192 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 21 Aug 2010, 11:52

@Bjankumar: Thats your idea of seductive??? I was scared for my heart...:D
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ksl
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#193 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 21 Aug 2010, 11:59

@ Ardhanariswar: Heres another dancer who is trained in modern dance
Rukmini Vijayakumar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez0Y3pGcG4w (the audio is much faster than the video)

her dancing has improved a lot since this video. But again, maybe its wrong to compare based on a presentatino where she is only taking poses vs. a traditional margam where she is doing some adavus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn89QBYS8Ys

Shes remarkably fine in postures and acting though.
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ksl
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#194 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 21 Aug 2010, 23:52

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ardhanariswar
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#195 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ardhanariswar » 22 Aug 2010, 02:02

Ohh Rukmini Vijayakumar is really good. Tanjore style I think. I actually got the chance to watch her Bharatanatyam performance at the Boston Conservatory before she graduated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_EJp1bU60k
Aniruddha Knight's performance at Kalakshetra courtesy of Nick (Tripmonk0). Can anyone tell me the ragam of this thillana and possibly who composed it?
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madhan
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#196 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by madhan » 22 Aug 2010, 02:39

Its the mandhaari thillana...! i think the composer is Ponniah Pillai (TQ)..!
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ksl
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#197 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 23 Aug 2010, 07:22

anirudhdha knight at Kalakshetra!!! OMG!!! I know Leela Samson was opening up kalakshetra for everyone but....OMG!!!
1. He is always in Kurta Pajama. Even in a concert in my city, he was in Kurta Pajama. What on earth??
2. what on earth??? :D
3. Seriously madhan? I dont think even people from old school will like this. Unless by old school u mean people who just manage to successfully stomp at the right mridangam cues. He even managed to loose himself in that one thing at 3.14 teermanam.
4. Someone please tell me he doesnt have a gajra (a strand of flowers) on his right hand.

You know, Anirudhdha earlier gave a speech whose link i posted earlier that everytime he sees Balammas tapes, he learns something new. Everytime i see his video, I notice something completely new that i didnt notice before too! :(
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ksl
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#198 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 23 Aug 2010, 07:34

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madhan
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#199 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by madhan » 23 Aug 2010, 10:14

That is a flower bracelet or gajra as u call it..! :)
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ksl
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#200 Re: interesting links to watch

Post by ksl » 23 Aug 2010, 10:25

Do you know who wears flower bracelet in one hand with a kurta pajama? :D
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