Neythal Continental Shelf
A BHARATANATYAM SOLO PERFORMANCE BY LAVANYA RAGHURAMAN
ESPLANADE THEATRE STUDIO
SATURDAY, 19TH FEBRUARY,2011 8 P.M.
90 MINUTES ( NO INTERMISSION)
TICKETS : $25
Lavanya Raghuraman, a student of the Dhananjayans, is a graceful and competent dancer with clear footwork The Hindu, Chennai
Lavanya Raghuraman can dance, sing, play the violin & the veena The Hindu Chennai
Coastal regions are a melting pot of art and culture, as attributable to trade-driven voyages from distant lands. The multitude of cultural influences have given rise to exquisite works of art and literature, analogous to the confluence of rivers in an ocean.
Furthermore, Indian mythology venerates rivers and oceans as evidenced from the sculptures of Angkor Wat depicting the churning of the ocean to obtain 'Amrit', the nectar of immortality.
The Tamil classic, Silappathikaram, describes Poompuhar as a glorious city located along the seashore that flourished on account of trade. The Kaanal Vari Paadalgal in the epic bear testimony to the cultural richness of that epoch. Singapore, also a coastal city akin to Poompuhar is thriving as a global hub for commerce and the arts today. Neythal - the continental shelf will offer a glimpse into the cultural ethos of these coastal lands. Neythal will also explore the stories associated with ocean, the significance of rivers, rain, water in all forms.
Natya Chudar Lavanya Raghuraman, an outstanding disciple of the Dhananjayans and the grand-daughter of the renowned scholar musician, Sangita Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan, will portray the beauty of the continental shelf through the genre of Bharatanatyam.
Lakshmi - Nattuvangam,
Gokul -Violin & Flute and
R.Banumathy - Veena.
Mentor & Guide - The Dhananjayans
Concept & Choreography Lavanya Raghuraman
Resource person Dr S.Raghuraman
Production : alapana arts ltd, Singapore