Parampara, on the occasion of its 11th anniversary, is organising Abhinaya Sudha 2008, a festival highlighting the expressional aspect of Indian dance traditions, from 6th to 8th March. Seven renowned dancers - Padmabhushan Swapnasundari, Dr. Anupama Kylash, Bragha Bessell, Dr. Yashoda Thakur, Purvadhanashree, Sanjay Joshi and Mangala Bhatt - will perform 3 dance forms of India, Vilasini Natyam, Bharatanatyam and Kathak.
Today, the 2nd day, Sanjay Kumar Joshi will perform Vilasini Natyam. He will be presenting Ganesha Vandanam, Pallavi (Swara), Pallaki Seva and Sri Krishna Parijatham (Krishna Vesham). K Suryanarayana with the vocals, Yashoda Thakur with nattuvangam, Renuka Prasad on the mridangam and Pramod on the flute will provide the orchestra support.
Sanjay Kumar Joshi is a disciple of Padmabhushna Swapnasundari in Vilasini Natyam. He is perhaps the only male dancer of Vilasini Natyam in the world. He is also a Kuchipudi and a Kathak dancer. As the founder and director of Parampara, a cultural organisation, Sanjay is doing his best in propagating Vilasini Natyam.
Through Abhinaya Sudha, Parampara tries to explore the many dimensions of the expressional element in Indian dance traditions. With expansive dancing becoming the order of the modern day, a very important aspect of Indian classical dance, saattvikaabhinaya, or dance which comes from and deals with the matters of the heart and soul, is probably being neglected, making people lose out on the aesthetics of the portrayal of myriad moods and sentiments.
As a step in highlighting this abhinaya, Parampara and its director Sanjay Kumar Joshi, a renowned dancer himself, will be showcasing a galaxy of illustrious dancers in several dance traditions of India. There will also be lectures with demonstrations on the various aspects of abhinaya by some expert dancers.
Please contact Sanjay Kumar Joshi at 2756-7626 / 98493-16526 for further details. for further details.