Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Article "Bharatanatyam for sale" - An eye opener for all those who visit abroad for training...

The recent article that came in narthaki.com is an eye opener for all those who visit abroad for training students in Classical Dance and Music. The new ways of exploitation is narrated by a set of concerned Artistes from India and North America. Please follow the link and do read. At the bottom, a 'Sample Agreement' is provided for the benefit of artistes. The same is prepared in tune with the Agreement Laws prevailing in North America. 

Please click on the link to read the complete article. http://narthaki.com/info/rt/rt43.html 

നര്‍ത്തകി.കോം  എന്ന വെബ്സൈറ്റില്‍ അടുത്തിടെ വായിച്ച ഒരു ലേഖനം, വടക്കെ അമേരിക്കയിലും മറ്റും നൃത്ത പരിശീലനത്തിന്റെ മറവില്‍ നടക്കുന്ന ചൂഷണം വെളിച്ചത്ത് കൊണ്ടുവരുന്ന ഒന്നായിരുന്നു. ചൂഷണത്തിന്റെ പുതിയ വഴികള്‍ നമുക്ക് പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന ലേഖനം, നര്‍ത്തകരുടെ സഹായത്തിനായി ഒരു സാമ്പിള്‍ എഗ്രീമെന്റും ലേഖനത്തില്‍ കൊടുത്തിട്ടുണ്ട്. പ്രസ്തുത എഗ്രിമെന്റ് വടക്കെ അമേരിക്കയില്‍ നിലവിലുള്ള നിയമ വ്യവസ്ഥ അനുസരിച്ച് തയാര്‍ ചെയ്തതാണ്. വിദേശ രാജ്യങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുന്ന നര്തകര്‍ക്ക് ഈ വിവരങ്ങള്‍ ഒരുപാട് സഹായകമാവുമെന്നതില് സംശയമില്ല 

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

IS MOHINIYATTAM A MIXTURE OF BHARATNATYAM AND KATHAKALI / KOODIYATTAM ? A NEW SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION, PLEASE PLACE YOUR CARDS...

IS MOHINIYATTAM A MIXTURE OF BHARATNATYAM AND KATHAKALI / KOODIYATTAM ? A NEW SUBJECT FOR DISCUSSION, PLEASE PLACE YOUR CARDS...

Deepa Chakravarthy , A mohiniyattam Practitioner from Chennai Said:
Mohiniattam follows hand gestures of Kathakali, and its movements are more curved in 
circles and not anywhere close to being linear... If at all it has any mixture of Bharatanatayam, then it I would say it has certainly borrowed only the repertoire structure and choreographic structure of items and little more from Abhinaya Darpanam to widen its vocabulary..... I am not a theoretical person, only a practitioner 


Supriya Rajan, A Mohiniyattam Practitioner from Malaysia Wrote on my Facebook Wall: Divya, when u say that attam is mainly horizontal swaying movement (mainly the upper torso and perhaps the main limbs) and categorise nritya as a multi directional movement, its throwing a whole new light on mohiniyattam and the other danceforms of kerala. if u talk of that aspect alone, then i feel we have borrowed a lot form nrittam, perhaps we have a lot to explore and incorporate. vertical movements are also there in mohiniyattam. dimension i guess is what each one of has to work on to give the dance form a lot ore dynamic feel. as a dance form from kerala i guess it has absorbed a lot for kathakai and koodiyattam. as is understood that mohiniyattam is inspired by the earlier from of baratanatyam yes i feel it has a lot from baratanatyam, the music, the stances and possibly the purpose of mohiniyattam.... !!!!!!  


Renowned Mohiniyattam Exponent, Guru. Sunanda Nair, Texas, USA Said:
We are all working towards giving Mohini Attam its right ful place to stand on its own. We dont need to borrow anything from any style. Our texts are rich and we rather borrow from our own region. To make it simple........ we are all indians but we still have different states that have their own, eating, reading, clothing, music , dancing etc............. which are well defined in the geographical map. So to enrich your style you need to only look around you ................


My facebook friend Priya Lasya Said:
Priya Lasya the most complex of the questions when it comes to the dances is - what to take in. a straight away divergence is found in maybe the basic posture like say aramandi (in different styles) and then you have similarities too at some other level- say the swaying or the linearity - again with other dance forms. so really it is the question of who has the ability to add in! credibility? and how it augurs.

Hi readers, now its your turn, please post your comments....