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Nirikshana: Day 2
- Ayana Perla

December 31, 2019

The second day of the Natya Kala Conference started off on Dec 22 with 'The Bani of Dr Vyjayantimala Bali' by Dr Sridhar Vasudevan as part of Legacy Lights. It was a delight to watch the age old choreography being showcased. It was succeeded by an interesting concept called 'Alaripu Adventures' by four prominent dancers of this generation, or should I say it was a star studded session! Kudos to composer Ramamurthy Sriganesh.

A session by Dr. Arshiya Sethi was enriching in terms of history of Indian dance in USA with multiple layers of reality within. Yet again was an interesting session by Savitha Sastry and A K Srikant on how Bharatanatyam can be used to tell contemporary stories. That was a new insight into the world of Bharatanatyam. Following the session was a hot debate 'Arangetram: Boon or Bane.' It's interesting to know how everyone has different opinion on the same topic.

Sucheta Chapekar & group (Photo: Vinay Datta)

The day was ended with 'Tanjavur Nrutya Prabandha' by Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar and team as part of Torch Lights. Kudos to Guru Chapekar for bringing into light the compositions of King Shahaji.

Ayana Perla is a student of Guru Sharadamani Shekhar (Mangaluru) and Dr. Rajashree Warrior (Thiruvananthapuram).

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