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Arattarangetram Seventh Episode Part I

Shankar Adisesh: Priya Murle. November 28, 2012 &emdash;
Priya Murle
Image Courtesy: Shankar Adisesh

Hi Friends,

Enjoy the seventh episode of Arattarangetram here.

Special Guest: Smt. Priya Murle, Artistic Director Of Shri Silambam Academy of Fine Arts from Chennai.

0:00 – Madhana introducing the special guest Smt. Priya Murle

1:32 – Madhana’s question – What is your approach to abhinaya?

7:28 – What about rehearsed abhinaya?

8:56 – Experiences in life and its effect on abhinaya

10:31 – Subha’s question – Can the audience find that the abhinaya was changed or perceive it as different from the previous performance?

Madhana’s Segment

14:44 – Video of Padmashri. Chitra Visweswaran (Jayadeva Ashtapadi) Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgmvDtCoqA4 Disclaimer: Arattarangetram does not endorse the dancingindia.net’s views on dance videos. As there are very few videos available to show Chitra akka’s creativity and genius, we had to resort to showing this video.

16:45 – Discussion about the video and Chitra akka’s eye for details in choreography, lighting, and presentation.

24:36 – Video of Padmashri. Chitra Visweswaran highlighting her abhinaya. Thanks to tripmonk0 (Nick) for uploading this video. Link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvLdIwEpTNs

26:40 – Different approaches to abhinaya between different styles or banis

30:19 – Discussion about the video and the subtle cues given to the orchestra

Accompanying artists and their lack of rehearsal

Shortage of accompanying musicians for dance

33:51 – Internalization of the song by the orchestra to strike a rapport in a performance

35:51 – lessons to learn from senior artists

37:54 – Raj’s question – learning abhinaya in a on-on-one class versus learning in a group class – differences

Watch out for Part II and Part III of the seventh episode with Priya Murle in the next post.

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Arattarangetram Pilot Episode

Since this was the pilot episode, we did not invite anyone. However, in the future episodes you can join the discussions too…

Segments:
04:40 – Madhana’s segment, discussing Sudharani Raghupathy’s youtube video. Kshetrayya padam “Evvade” in Shankarabharanam, Mishra Chapu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArOD3VXQGlE

18:45 – Raghu’s segment, discussing “Ten things about Bharatasenapatiyam”

Sources:
Tamizhar Nadana Varalaaru (Tamizh) and History of Tamizh’s Dance (English) by Prof. Raghuraman, Nandini Pathipagam, 2007
Bharatasenapatiyam by R.S. Jayalakshmi at Music Research website
(http://www.musicresearch.in/categorydetails.php?imgid=67)

37:04 – Subha’s segment, discussing “Current generation of dancers vs. older dancers”

Please do send us your comments and response!