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?
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.
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.