Bharatanatiyam - Legend's pack Code SC023 Swathi's Sanskriti Series
Language: Tamil & English
Bharatanatiyam - Legend's pack by V.P.Dhananjayan, Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, Alarmelvalli, Anita & Pritha Ratnam
Bharatanatiyam Kala Saadhana by The Dhananjayans
Kala Saadhana is A documentary on The Bharatanaatyam living legends combined with recent live stage performances Dhananjayans: Naatyaachaaryas - Shanta and V.P.Dhananjayan - are a phenomena in the field of Bhartanaatyam. Deservedly, they have both been bestowed the prestigious Padma Bhushan for their outstanding contribution in this sphere. The unique couple, who complement each other perfectly, combine the highest standards as performing artistes with total dedication to teaching. Steeped in classicism and yet willing to explore the new without compromising on tradition, they have illumined the national and international scene of Bharatanaatyam for the past four decades. The Dhananjayans pursuit of perfection is uncompromising and they instill the highest values of our tradition and culture in succeeding generations of aspirants. Their commitment to the art has made them role models for the younger generation of artistes.See more..
The numerous productions they have choreographed testify to their range and talent .The Padma Bhushan crowns a number of awards they have won over the years. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Fellowship of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy and the Nrithya Choodamani of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha are a few of the earlier ones. Among the recent honours, Madras Music Academy's Sangeeta Kala Acharya, Swathi Puraskar from the Malayalee Club and the World Peace Award from Chinmoy Foundation of USA are notable. - Kausalya Santhanam Live Performances included in this pack.
Bharatanatyam Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam's Karana Prakaranam by Marga Tradition Revived
Karana Prakaranam is a result of Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam's four decades of research on Bharatamuni's Natyasastra. This product is both educative and entertaining. It gives practical guidance for training the body, through a pedagogy system that Dr.Padma has revived from the common dance codes, meant for whole of Asia and India in particular. Marga is the path laid down by Bharatamuni giving a common grammer for the whole Continent. The 108 Karanas, which were the basic units of dance, have been demonstrated along with the relevant sculptures interspersed. The Jatayu Moksham choreographed and performed by Dr.Padma, revalidates the strength of Marga dance technique in enabling the past to march into the future, allowing creativity without losing the roots of eastern aesthetic values.
The DVD includes basic training for Angika Abhinaya like Angas, Upangas of the body and face, Hastas, Sthanas, Caris, Karanas, Saushtava, Recakas, Angaharas, Pindis, Mandalas and Kalpana.
DR. PADMA SUBRAHMANYAM (Awarded Padmasri and Padma Bhushan by the President of India)
Padma opened a new chapter in the history of Bharatanatyam by being the first artiste to present on the stage the Karanas....not only a visual but also an intellectual treat.... remarkable for the plastic fluidity of her movements, the precision of her steps and the richness of her personality - Times of India (1963)
Extract from the citation of Lifetime Achievement Award :- .....for fundamental research on the foundations of Indian Classical Dance and establishing the unitive thread in the diverse Indian dance forms on the basis of Natya Sastra; for innovative cross cultural research and compositions with Far Eastern and Western styles; and above all, for being a beacon and paramount exponent and torch bearer of the highest in the perennial Indian artistic traditions - Soorya, Singapore (2009)
Backed by genuine desire to preserve for posterity, Swathi's Sanskriti Series, uses the best of technology to release this product.
Bharatanatyam LASYA KAVYA by The world of Alarmelvalli
A film by sankalp meshram Winner of the 2012 National Award for Best Film on Art & Culture
'Lasya Kavya' - a film on iconic Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Alarmel Valli, by award-winning director Sankalp Meshram, explores the intellectual, emotional and spiritual contexts within which she performs. A diverse range of performance, rehearsal, choreography and teaching sequences are interwoven with interviews and archival footage of the dancer with her dance and music gurus, offering glimpses into core ideas and complex facets of her art..
Acclaimed internationally for her distinctive dance style, "which is classical and yet contemporary, precise and poetic", Alarmel Valli has performed in major festivals and theatres in India and abroad. Amongst her numerous awards, are the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan conferred by the President of India and the Chevalier of Arts and Letters award from the Government of France.
Bharatanatyam SWARNA KANNAN by The Golden One Anita & Pritha Ratnam
"Swarna Kannan - The Golden One" is a tribute to the memory of Smt. Ambujam Krishna in her centenary year, by her grand-nieces, Anita and Pritha Ratnam.
Smt. Ambujam Krishna was an accomplished musician who had authored hundreds of songs in adoration of her - Krishna. Laden with madhura bhakti, her compositions have found their way into the repertoire of classical dancers around the world.
With lyrical beauty that brings to life the multihued aspects of Krishna; the mischievous prankster, the divine cowherd, the valiant warrior who overthrew the tyranny of Kamsa, the one who stole the hearts of the gopis of Vrindavan and the divine incarnate who preached the Bhagavad Gita, these songs are replete with bhakti bhava and symbolize a deep yearning of the human soul seeking to merge with The Lord.See more..
Swarna Kannan - The Golden One brings together several beautiful compositions of Smt. Ambujam Krishna, evocatively visualized using the idioms of Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Arayar Sevai and presented by Anita and Pritha Ratnam.
With resonating music, intricate choreography, style and aesthetic elements, stunning stage design, ethereal lighting, "Swarna Kannan - The Golden One," is in every way a celebration of music, poetry, dance, beauty, love and life.
Swathi Soft Solutions takes great pleasure in bringing to you this high quality recording of the live performance of "Swarna Kannan - The Golden One" under its Sanskriti banner. Also included in this DVD is a "Behind the Scenes" segment that features interactions with the people behind "Swarna Kannan - The Golden One."