Saturday, 20 August 2011

A Couple of Ameture Videos of My Performance At Nrithya Bharthi Festival

Every art-form in its making or evolution, rather, is greatly inspired by the surrounding world. Mohiniyattam is no exception; the swaying of paddy fields at the gentle breeze, splashing waves of Arabian Sea, Calm rivers, the swinging Coconut palms.. all are visible in the movements of Mohiniyattam. 
 
Mukhachalam is a Sudha Nritta piece that depicts the captivating swaying movements of Mohiniyattam. Mukhachalam is presented as the first or second item in a Mohiniyattam Concert. Mukhachalam is full of circular and semi-circular movements which are the predominant characteristic of Mohiniyattam. 
 
Mukhachalam
A composition of Kavalam Narayana Panicker
A Choreography of my Guru Smt Vinitha Nedungadi 
(www.vinithanedungadi.com)

 


A Padam is manily an Abhinaya Piece. The Natya Paddhathi of Kerala seen in Koodiyattam, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam gives more importance to Abhinaya. The slow tempo of Mohiniyattam gives more space and scope for Abhinaya. 

'Karukare Karmukil' is a wonderful poem written by Sri. Kavalam Narayana Panicker. Through the poem, the poet skillfully depicts emotions of a farmer at the outset of a much awaited Monsoon. A timely Mansoon in Kerala, fills joy in the minds of the farmers and brings prosperity to their homes. Guru Vinitha Nedungadi interprets the Poem from the view point of a Peacock. The Choreography "Karukare Karmukil" is one of the best suited examples of how a Poem can be adapted/adopted into dance.

Padam Karu Kare Karmukil
 A Composition By Kavalam Narayana Panicker
A Choreography of My Guru Smt. Vinitha Nedungadi
Ragam Samantha Malahari
Talam Chathurasra Ekam