Friends, Apologies for the delayed posting of the third episode. Due to some technical glitches the video could not be published immediately after the shoot.
Special Guest: Dr. Joyce Paul Poursabahian
Youtube link of her dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6XSuWR0-AE
00:22 – Subha introducing the guest Dr. Joyce Paul Poursabahian
01:28 – Madhana’s question to Joyce akka about her PhD in Anthropology of Performance studies.
11:41 – Reviewing the Trikala jathi from the documentary “Sanchari”, based on Leela Samson.
15:30 – Joyce akka’s experience with her guru Leela Samson.
21:58 – A jathi from the varnam “Roopamu Joochi”in Thodi Ragam, followed by the sahitya part
23:17 – Leela akka’s abhinaya and related discussion about Abhinaya
27:14 – Challenges of teaching Abhinaya
34:49 – Dance notations in 4th century
•Early Tamil Epigraphy: From the Earliest times to the Sixth Century AD. By Iravatham Mahadevan, 2003, Harvard Oriental Series Volume 62, Harvard University Press.
42:29 – Rapid fire round
47:21 – Devil’s Advocate: Do we need an Arangetram? What does it stand as of today?
Topics touched upon:
- Joyce akka’s own arangetram experience
- Money involved (Arangetram fees vs tuitions for regular class)
- Solo performance as a challenge
- Pressure from others and within
- Emotional aspect of doing/completing an arangetram