Mangaluru, Jan 6,2016 : Mangalureans are all set for a Bharatanatyam bonanza, an exclusive duet of high caliber and tubed to the modern perspectives of culture and tradition. Among the participants are those who studied under renowned names like Yamini Krisnamurthy, Vyjayanthimala Bali and so on.
Gaana Nritya Academy & Nrityaangan, Mangaluru is organizing ’ DWITA- Duality of Life’, a Duet Bharatanatyam presentation on the January 8 2016, 6.00 PM, at Don Bosco Hall, Balmatta, Mangaluru.
The organisers aim at propagating the art form in and around coastal Karnataka by organizing workshops, lecture demonstrations & dance festivals that will nurture the next generation of artistes and provide them with performance opportunities. The organization also aspires to organize various workshops, seminars, National Level Dance festivals by local, upcoming and established artistes in the country. Nrityaangan aims to take the divine art forms to the common man.
An internationally toured production, presented by well renowned exponents of
Bharatanatyam, Mrs. Rama Vaidyanathan & Ms. Dakshina Vaidyanathan is going to be exclusive in Mangaluru. Artistes of international repute will be part of the music ensemble for the production.
DWITA, in Sanskrit translates as ’duality’, exploring the double take on different aspects of Man and God. A mother and her daughter represent the duality in that very relationship, both of which are mutually empowering, since one symbolizes the present, the other the future. There are always two sides to a coin, two perceptions and two paths to a goal. The challenge is to recognize that both can co-exist productively.
Senior Guru Shri Ullal Mohan Kumar will inaugurate, accompanied by Shri. Srinivas Deshpande, Karnataka Bank & Shri. Chandrahas Rai, Asst. Director, Department of Kannada & Culture, D.K.
DWITA – Duality Of Life : Is in the South Indian Bharatanatyam traditions by Rama Vaidyanathan and Dakshina Vaidyanathan. DWITA, explores the double take on different aspects of Man and God. A mother and her daughter represent the duality in that very relationship .
Artistes part the CHOREOGRAPHY: Rama Vaidyanathan Trained under the legendary Prima Donna Yamini Krishnamurthy and the celebrated Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan, Rama is a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam and is one of the most sought after artistes of her generation in India. Known for her unique thought process and fresh approach to dance, Rama has evolved her own individualistic style without forsaking the core principles of her traditional form. Having performed at almost all major dance venues of the World, Rama has been awarded by several State Governments and Dance Presenters in India for her rare contribution to Bharatanatyam. Her special master classes,lectures and workshops are attended by young aspiring dancers from all over the world.
Supporting Dancers : Dakshina Vaidyanathan : Belonging to a family of eminent dancers, Dakshina has undergone training from her grand mother Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and mother Rama Vaidyanathan at Ganesa Natyalaya New Delhi. Dakshina has already been lauded by critics as an upcoming star and has been recognized for her extraordinary talent. Apart from a hectic performance schedule Dakshina takes time out to teach and inspire young children. She also delves successfully in choreographing unconventional themes using the medium of Bharatanatyam. Dakshina is now out to thrill Dakshina Kannada.
Nattuvangam (Playing the Cymbals) and Vocal : Dr. S Vasudevan An accomplished Dancer and Musician, Vasudevan wears both hats with equal ease. He learnt Music from Prof. Radha Venkatachalam and dance from Vyjayanthimala Bali. A Doctrate in Carnatic Music from Delhi University, Vasudevan is adept both in singing as well as uttering the rhythmic cymbals.
Nattuvangam (Playing the Cymbals) and Vocal : K Venkateshwaran Having undergone training in Carnatic music from Padma Natesan and Prof Radha Venkatachalam, Venkateshwaran is an extremely popular vocalist known for his strict adherence to tradition. His unwavering sense of rhythm is a great asset to the whole
Mridangam ( Percussion ): Ramamoorthy Sriganesh One of India’s top most percussionists, Sriganesh learnt to play this South Indian Instrument from his Guru A Premkumar. Extremely gifted in composing complicated rhythmic patterns, Sriganesh has his own percussion group called Dhwani which performs. Belonging to a family of traditional musicians, Rajat learnt his art from his own father Ravi Shankar Prasanna. He is one of those rare flautists who can can play Hindistani as well as Carnatic Music with equal prowess. Rajat has several music compositions to his credit.
The organizers :
A .GNA - Gaana Nritya Academy, the centre for Indian music and dance is creating the awareness of these arts since 1994. In a span of two decades, the institution has touched the lives of hundreds of children and shaping their dreams and aspirations with a living tradition, music and dance. It has its branches not only in the cities but also many rural places in the district of Dakshina Kannada, through which it ensures the preservation of our heritage for future generations. Director of GNA, Smt. Vidyashree Radhakrishna is imparting music and dance lessons and training students for Karnataka state Education Board exams, other state and national scholarship exams, competitions and TV programmes.
B. Nrityaangan : Is a registered trust based out of Mangaluru, India. The organization aims at propagating the art form in and around coastal Karnataka by organizing workshops, lecture demonstrations & dance festivals that will nurture the next generation of artistes and provide them with performance opportunities. The organization also aspires to organize various workshops, seminars, National Level Dance festivals by local, upcoming and established artistes in the country. Nrityaangan aims to take the divine art forms to the common man.
Today any form of Indian Classical Music or Dance has been patronized by only certain sections of the society, mostly by those who are artistically inclined. Nrityaangan attempts to bring the common man to the auditoriums and appreciate the performer’s attempt to depict a piece of literature through expressions and dance. Smt. Radhika Shetty, Founder Director of Nrityaangan imparts Bharatanatyam training to aspiring performers in Bejai, Mangaluru.