22 March, 2015
Vande Vasudevam, Thematic Dance ballet
Watching this duo on stage, would have amazed audience and left them with various guess- mirror image! Graphics! Animation! and what not??? When asked, Aishwarya and Soundarya claims they are identical twins. It was a real feast to the eyes, who presented the thematic dance production “Vandhe Vasudevam” choreographed by Kalamamani & Nrithya Choodamani Shri Zakir Hussain to mark the award ceremony of Shri Paadham Academy.
With full energy and graceful movements, they began the show with Prabhandha Thodaya Mangalam, in Ragamalika & Talamalika. Selective verses such as “ Pallandu Pallandu”by, Periyazhwar “ Gangai neer payantha padan” by Thondaradipodiyaazhwar & “Oorayiramaai” by Nammazhwar were beautifully knitted in kandam, misram and chatusra nadai.
The main piece for the evening was Dwathasanaama Varnam set in ragamalika & adi talam. Various instances such as Kaalinga narthana, bhoodevi & varaha avathar from the life of Krishna were dramatically portrayed. The choreographer’s mastery was very well brought out in the “Mirror effect” sequence of Aandal, where one represented as anandal and other as her reflection in mirror executed with perfect coordination and timing. Final item was än Annamacharya Kriti “ Vande vaasudevam” set in Shri raagam.
The thematic production was followed by award function, presided by Mr.Lakshmana Prabu, educationist. Kalaimamani. Zakir Hussain honoured the eminent scholars Dr. Sudha Sesahyan, tamil litetrature, Dr.Nandita Krishna, English literature and Shrimati. Nandini Ramani, Sanskrit literature with title “Ilakiya Chemmal”, for their great contribution in the field of literature.