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Arattarangetram Fifth Episode – Part I

Dr. Rathna Kumar
Image Courtesy: http://www.anjalicenter.org/images/rathna.founder.gif

Welcome to the fifth episode of Arattarangetram. From this episode, we will split each episode as three parts and post it one every week from today, so that viewers have ease of viewing. And from this episode we have a quiz/question for the viewers. Watch out at the end of the Part III video for details!!!

Special Guest: Dr. Rathna Kumar, Anjali Center for Performing Arts, from Houston, Texas.

0:00 – Introduction of Dr. Rathna Kumar

2:25 – Rathna Kumar talking about her experiences in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi; overcoming hurdles in life. What dance means to her and her mother’s encouragement

Madhana’s segmentYoutubeaanubhava

11:43 – Discussing about the video clip “Swaralaya”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRhCbGTf7Po)

13:39  – Discussing Alarmel Valli’s dance and her art

19:17 – Discussing one another video of Alarmel Valli of her Abhinaya in the “Lament for a Fallen Warrior” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7H_-lW-PMY). Discussing the imagery Alarmel Valli creates in her dance. Alarmel Valli’s musicality and importance of music in dance.

29:34 – Madhana’s question to Rathna Kumar. “What is your opinion for a dancer, who has learnt more than one dance form, should do to avoid influences of ine art form over another?

33:47 – Rathna Kumar’s gurus: K J Sarasa and Vempati Chinna Satyam. Their roles in her formative years ans her experience with them. Sharing anecdotes about the way her gurus drove their standards in a student.

42:31 – Importance of a guru in life and her loss of losing them in the same year.

45:38 – her upcoming performance in Krishna Gana Sabha this season

Do lookout for the second part of this episode next week!!! Also, send us your comments and views

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Arattarangetram Second Episode

Second Episode of Arattarangetram:

This episode is dedicated to Late Padmabhushan Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam

Special Guest: Kishore Mosalikanti

Introduction:

00:15 – Subha introducing the guest artist
Madhana’s segment:

00:58  – Kishore Mosalikanti sharing his experience about his guru.

06:30  – Discussing the Kuchipudi dance drama “Krishna Parijatham” by Uma Murali Krishna and Group. This was choreographed by Padmabhushan Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam

Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt8zgCY2V_U

09:53 – Discussing the Tarangam in Kuchipudi

14:25 – Discussing the Narada and Krishna conversation in the dance drama “Krishna Parijatham”

20:23 – Discussing Bhama Pravesha Daruvu from “Krishna Parijatham”,

followed by more discussions on Kuchipudi.

Raghu’s segment:

26:20 – Pallava sculptures related to dance.

First sculpture depicting Nataraja – Seeyamangalam

Kuncita Karana of Shiva – Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram

Court Dancer – Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

References:

followed by

36:55 – Discussion on nattuvangam in Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam

Subha’s segment:

41:26 – Recording practices of live performances by audiences.

Clip shown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm7A6_qHLOc

Some questions asked:

  • Can we control the audience completely?
  • Is there IP rights for Indian traditional music and dance performances?
  • Archiving choreography vs. piracy of choreography
  • What about Ethical values of requesting a copy of the music/choreography/video?