Enjoy the eighth episode of Arattarangetram here.
Special Guest: Smt. Jayakamala Pandian, Artistic Director of Rajarathnalaya Arts Foundation, Bengaluru
0:00 – Subha introducing the special guest Smt. Jayakamala Pandian
2:55 – Madhana’s question – “How is the dance scene in Bengaluru? How different is it from Chennai?”
10:22 – Her favorite bangalore dancers
10:50 – Does Bengaluru has as sabha culture like Chennai?
11:52 – How do Bengaluru audiences perceive classical dance?
Jayakamala Pandian recounting the experiences of organizing the event in honour of her father, Swamimalai K. Rajarathnam Pillai’s 80th birthday celebrations.
22:23 – Unique teaching method of Bharatanatyam by SKR to his students
25:30 – Vazhuvoor nritta and its uniqueness: How is grace incoporated in the style? Explaining Ramiah Pillai’s and SKR’s teaching vazhuvoor bani.
38:00 – Collaboration between Bharatanatyam artists – an established norm.
Watch out for Part II and Part III of the seventh episode with Smt. Jayakamala Pandian in the next post.