Episode Seven Odissi by Surupa Sen & Bijoyini Satpati Kuchipudi by Shoba Naidu Folk Art of Andhra - Perrini
This episode features a duet in the classical Odissi style by Surupa Sen and Bijoyini Satpati, senior dancers from the dance village Nrityagram,
Bangalore, founded by the famous danseuse Protima Gauri Bedi. Surupa also explains the nuances of Odissi specially highlighting the 12 century
Guru Maheshwara Mahapatra’s book Abhinaya Chandrika as one of the most sought after works on this classical form. In the second half we
move onto another classical form of India - Kuchipudi which derives its name from the village where it originated. This episode features leading
Kuchipudi dancer Shoba Naidu. This episode also features a semi-classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh, Perrini - an all male dance ensemble.
Inspired by the Rammappa, temple in Warangal built by the Kakatiya dynasty about 700 years ago, Guru Nataraja Ramakrishna recreated this lost
Episode Eight Folk Art of Andhra - Perrini Andhra Natyam by Kalakrishna Folk Arts of Karnataka
About 700 years ago the male members of the royal family of Kakatiya dynasty and the warriors danced the Perrini Shiva Tandavam of invoke the
blessings of Lord Shiva. This episode features another number of Perrini popularly called the dance of war lords. Another classical dance form
of Andhra Pradesh - Andhra Natyam - originally called Lasya Nartana was practiced by temple dancers. This vibrant style of the Telugu people is
today popularly called Andhra Natyam. A dance number where a male successfully impersonates and performs the female role of Satyabhama is
performed by Kalakrishna. About 500 years ago some European traders touring the city of Hampi in Karnataka had remarked “this city seems to
be bigger and more beautiful than London”. Karnataka has various and varied folk dance forms which exhibit the values and attitudes of the local
people - the three beautiful and versatile dance forms of “Somana Kunitha, Marammana Kunitha and Kasale” are clubbed together and presented
as one dance number.
Producer Dr. Mohana KrishnaswamyProduced by Krishnaswamy Associates
More than two hundred celebrity dancers of India have been brought together for the first time, in this 13 episode TV Serial which features the
different classical styles of India as well as several folk art forms across the country.
Title: Dances of India Language : English Subtitle : English Running Length : 50 Minutes Audio : Stereo Dolby Digital
Regions : NTSC All Regions Catalogue Number : 10133
Surupa Sen & Dijoyini Satpathi, Shoba Naidu and Kalakrishna
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