REVIEW FOR WAR AND PEACE - A DANCE SHOW BY RAJESHWARI SAINATH AND TROUPE
Wars are most often not fuelled by oil or weapons of mass-destruction but by Testosterone. And in the middle of someone else's war are women, helpless and benign, trying to withstand the waves of negativity.
Rajeshwari Sainath and her twelve disciples, bring to you on 30th January, a beautifully crafted ballet about the effect of war on women. 4 women who underwent, symbolically for the whole of womanhood, this abuse and harrassment. Three of them could not be more alike : Sita, Madhavi and Draupadi, but the fourth Soorpanaka is often looked at as the starter of a war. So how does Rajeshwari resolve it in this 75 minute ballet that makes a case for lasting peace, and freedom for women from the ravages of war? Watch to find out.
Rajeswari Sainath is a Bharatnatyam dancer of international repute, from the Pandanallur school. What she is known for is her brilliant choreography, that has been commented on by many a maestro of Bharatnatyam.
Look out especially for the Layas, in which Rajeswari has received training from her maternal uncle, the reknowned mridangam vidwan Dri. Karaikudi Mani. Her primary training was from Kalaimamani Indira Rajan of Chennai. Rajeswari is a strict tradiitonalist and will be performing with her disciples in this ballet called Narthana Panchakam. She is currently the director of Sruti Laya Kendra Natarajaalaya, an institution that has centres the world over.