Some exponents of art seem to have realized that if that art form borders on the esoteric, it needs to be discussed, apart from being performed. In any other field, the phrase 'paper tiger' may have befitted such an idea, but art is a different ball game altogether.
Shrutilaya Kendra Natyalaya, a dance institute founded by Karaikudi Mani, a famous dancer and expert in Bharatanatyam, has been training students in this dance form ever since its inception.
Incidentally, Karaikudi Mani is the uncle of Rajeshwari Sainath, a versatile danseuse of Bharatanatyam who teaches at her uncle's institute, and who has given numerous performances in India and overseas. She is the disciple of Indira Rajan, has undergone advanced training in 'Layam' and has a dancing experience of about 27 years. She now plays the key role in organizing shows for the institute.
Her organization is organizing a seminar, and a good number of outstanding personalities from the fields of music and dance are expected to participate and discuss the issue 'Trisakthi', i.e. melody, rhythm and dance, in detail.
On the 18th, Mani Maran from Chennai will felicitate Mahankali Mohan, a noted Kuchipudi dancer, and Kamalakar Rao, a virtuoso in playing the mrudangam, for their contributions towards their respective fields, and will give away the Sri Guru Sachchidananda awards to them. A cash award of Rs.10,000 will also be presented on the occasion.
On the 19th, a Bharatanatyam recital will be performed by Rajeshwari Sainath and her disciples.
Please call Rajeshwari Sainath at 772-6735 / 789-7183 / 781-7730 for further details.