Impressive Bharatanatyam Performance by Prithika Krishna Kumar @Shilparamam today
About the artist: PRITIKA KRISHNAKUMAR from Banglore
Pritika started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 7 from Dr. Jayashree Rajagopalan (Director of Nrithyodaya, Mumbai and the student of Dr. Padma Subramanyam), under whom she also trained in the 108 Karanas. After completing her Masters in Developmental Psychology from the United Kindom, she is now training Under Guru Rukmini Vijayakumar in Bangalore and is a core dancer of her Radha Kalpa Dance Company.
She has had the opportunity to perform in various places in India as well as in the United Kingdom. She was short-listed as one of the top 5 dancers in the prestigious ‘Milapfest’ Dance competition held in the UK in 2014.
1) Pushpanjali: This Is an invocatory piece in praise of lord Ganesha, he who holds the divine joy in his hand as modaka and who always strives to accomplish the liberation of his devotees towards that Divine Joy. He, who holds the Moon as his ornament and with a joyful spirit protects the world. He, who is without any master but is himself the only master for His devotees, and protects them by destroying the inner demons, To those who surrender to him, he destroys the inauspicious tendencies; I salute Sri Vinayaka and surrender to him.
Pushapanjali in Raga Arabhi, set to Adi Tala.
Lord Shiva is both Invisible,Without Form, Aroopa and with Form.
In his physical form the lord adornes many ornaments each of which has a beautiful story attached to it. The most unique and celebrated aspect form of Shiva is however the ardhanadheeshwara. The form of Ardhanareeshwara is the representation of the union of Purusha and Paramatma, Masculine and Feminine. As Ardhanareeshwara, lord Shiva and goddess Parvati exist as one. Ardhanarishvara illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from Shiva. The union is exalted as the root and womb of all creation. Presenting – Shankarabaranam, Ragamalika, Adi Tala. A choreography of guru Rukmini Vijayakumar
3)Madu meikkum kanne’ ! This song is a dialog between Lord Krishna as a child and his mother yashodha. Krishna wants to go out to play and rear the cattle while Yashodha tries to stop him giving reasons like Krishna might be attacked by wild animals and theives.
Its Composed by Oothukadu VenkataSubbier, set on Sahana raaga.
This song is taken from Priyadharshini Govinda Kalakriya series.
Pritika will conclude her performance with a beautiful thillana which was composed for Guru Naramada. This thillana is in Vallachi Ragam, adi talam.