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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Art and Culture - 001

Bharathanatyam
The name 'Bharathanatyam' is derived from the concepts of Bhava, Raga and Tala. The music is based on light/heavy Carnatic classical music, accompanied by Violin , Mridangam, Flute and Veena .
Bharathanatyam originated in Tamilnadu was earlier known as Daasiyattam which was
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performed by the Devadasies in the temples of Tamil Nadu.
Exponents

  • Panthalloor Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai
  • Panthanaloor Chokkalingam Pillai
  • Adayar Lakshman
  • Rugmini Arundel
  • Mrinalini Sarabhai
  • Padma Subrahmanyam
  • Bala Saraswti
  • Leela Samson
  • Chitra Visweswaran
  • Alarmelvalli
  • Swapnasundari

Mohiniyattam

Mohiniyattam ,or the Dance of Exchantress has evolved in Kerala. Swati Thirunal, the Maharaja of Travancore uplifted this artform from doom. Late poet Mahakavi Vallathol Narayana Menon took special interest in reviving Mohiniyattam with the help of Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.
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Usually Veena, Edakka and Flute accompany the performance.
Exponents

  • Kalamandalam Kshmavati
  • Kanak Rele
  • Kalamandalam Satyabhama
  • Bharati Sivaji
  • Sunanda Nair

Kuchipudi  

The dance from Andra Pradesh,derived its name from the village, Kuchipudi (kuchelapuram), where it was orginated and nurtured. The unique feature of Kuchipudi is the Tarangam, in which the performer dance on the edges of a brass plate, sometimes also balancing a pot of water on the head. Kuchipusi is usually accompanied by Carnatic Music, Mridangam, Violin and Flute

Exponents
  • Vempatti Chinna Satyam
  • Vedantam Lakshminarayana
  • Vedantam Sathya Narayana Sarma
  • Raja Radha Reddy
  • Sobha Naidu
  • Yamini Reddy
  • Guru Bala Konda Rao
  • Manju Bhargavi
  •  Arunima Kumar
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