Samsmarane was a stay occasion not too long ago featured on the official social media deal with of the Nupura College of Bharatanatyam, curated by Manu Srinivasan. It’s an annual characteristic in honour of the Gurus of the Mysore Parampara. The occasion coincides with the loss of life anniversary of Padma Bhushan Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma. Nupura is lucky to bear the legacy of the Kolar parampara of Guru H.R. Keshava Murthy, the Mysore Parampara of Guru Venkatalakshamma and the Mugooru parampara of Jejamma. The blended bag of things offered have been conventional compositions of the Mysore repertoire, some new compositions of Dr. Lalitha Srinivasan and people she learnt from her Guru H. R. Keshava Murthy. This 12 months additionally they provided Shraddanjali to Ranganayaki Rajan, whose demise a number of days in the past is a loss to the whole dance fraternity.
Whereas most social media handles at this time are turning into digital sabhas and that includes stars and wannabe stars, the digital Sabha has grow to be precisely a mirrored image of the true sabhas the ultimate illustration. Whereas most artists are struggling to remain related, Nupura Bangalore, stands out with its dedication to characteristic college students from its personal institute. When a guru herself gives a platform for the scholars to showcase their expertise, there will be no larger pleasure and validation to a scholar. The specialty of shows on Nupura, particularly the Samsmarane was the choice of the items to be carried out, all items glowing with classic worth, conserving alive an previous and vibrant aesthetic of dance that’s getting misplaced within the homogenisation of performing arts at this time.
All choreographies have been easy, minimalistic of their strategy and tranquil; there was no room for any sensationalisation. The ashtapadis featured a small swara sample and tiny jatis in between, utilizing it as a connecting level within the narrative akin to sure previous kalavantulu items. Some items featured the karnas right here and there as included by Guru Lalita.
Belli Suresh offered “Himgari Tanaye”, a Mutthaiah Bhagavatar composition with pleasure and vitality. Sahana Dasharathy was nice in “Yaduvamsha Tilakana” a composition by D. V. Gundappa. Sharanya Vasu offered Shringara Lahari in raga Neelambari, a composition by Aliya Mysore Lingaraja who was additionally the king of Kodagu province for a quick interval. The presentation was neat. Srividya Somayaji offered the ashtapadi “Madhave Maakuru” with involvement and sincerity, the piece choreographed with swaras/nritta in between bore the stamp of the distinctive fashion she has imbibed from her guru. Pranathi Sreeram offered Tanjore Chinnaiah’s Telugu jawali in raga bhairavi, “Yela radayene Bhaamini”. The presentation was replete with old skool motifs just like the one foot in “Sama” and the opposite in “ agratala” supported by ample neck actions and charm. Poojita Padmanabhan offered “Asaindadum Mayilondru” a composition by Ootukadu Venkatasubba Aiyer, joyfully.
One other ashtapadi usually structured in Guru Lalitajis fashion was offered by Jayanth Dwarakanath. “Maamiyam Chalita” started with good vitality and remodeled right into a subdued emotive presentation. A composition of Venkatadri Shyama Rao and a choreography of Venkatalakshmamma, “Idene Sakhi” was offered by Nikhila Balaji with involvement and an expressive manner. Poorvi Hegde offered Pharas thillana with gusto.
The presentation that stood out that night was that of Suma Ithal. There was a sure calmness, neatness and poise in her presentation. She was engaged with the music and was responding to it: it got here alive with a nostalgic high quality. The aharya adorned with the large jhumkis and the parted hairdo with out every other head jewelry helped the imagery of the piece. She entered tapping the foot and swaying to the kamach raga kriti “Brochevarevare”, by Mysore Vasudevacharya. The neat hand gestures and unhurried transitions was all the time in sync with music and didn’t break the gait of the kriti. The voice of the late H. K. Narayana added to the atmosphere of the presentation.
General, it was heartening to relive these choreographies. It was reassuring to see how Gurus like Lalitha Srinivasan go on classic compositions to their college students with disturbing its pristine high quality. Because of Guru Lalita Srinivasan and Manu Srinivasan for being robust anchors to their college students.