Again in 2015, we had featured an in depth evaluate of the album Swappnam, a masterpiece composed by the maestro Ilayaraja for a dance drama on Lord Shiva, conceptualised and choreographed by Krithika Subrahmanian. Whereas the unique mission comprised of 39 songs, our evaluate featured simply 11 that had been formally made obtainable on-line at the moment.

Reduce to 2019 – this month, London shall witness the unique dance drama in its full glory, as Dhruv Arts brings Swappnam to the Purcell Room within the South Financial institution Centre – a efficiency by Krithika Subrahmanian herself.

The content material of our desires connects us to our previous, anchors our current and divulges our inside self; “Swappnam” interprets desires in lots of Indian Languages onto stage in a panoramic dance theatre manufacturing that includes classical dancers from throughout India. The size and grandeur of Swappnam shall be a singular first time expertise for the audiences. Whereas the first type of dance used within the efficiency is Thanjavur Bani of Bharatanatyam, it carries  a pan Indian dance aesthetic and curated to speak to viewers of assorted sensitisation to classicism, and likewise some Western components given the heavy Western classical affect within the music.

Senior vocalists similar to T V Gopalakrishnan, Sudha Raghunathan, Sharreth and younger abilities similar to Abhishek Raghuram have given voice to Ilayaraja’s meticulously organized notes in flourishing voice symphonies, ballads, soulful padhams and highly effective operatic overtures. Instrumentalists of nice virtuosity similar to A Ok Palanivel, Rajhesh Vaidya and Kaarthik Raja have added layers of melody in excellent orchestration to match Isaignani’s imaginative and prescient. 

About Krithika: A famend architect, dancer and designer, Krithika Subrahmanian is a classical dancer of impeccable lineage Educated within the pure lineage of the Tanjavur Pandanallur faculty of Bharatanatyam beneath the tutelage of Padmashri Dr Sudharani Raghupathi for the reason that age of seven, Krithika has carried out extensively at distinguished venues and festivals all over the world. Krithika has 26 years expertise as a dancer within the performing arts. She continues to supply and carry out the extensively acclaimed chorographical works like Maargam, Swappnam, Antaram, Sri, and Brihat. A restrained but eclectic sample of juxtaposed custom and modernity has emerged as her distinctive trademark in live performance area it has made her one of the vital thrilling architects and dancers to look at in India. NaMaargam Dance Firm-An impartial artistic studio for dance has been established by Krithika Subrahmanian in Chennai, India. 

Occasion particulars:

Date: 14th October 2019

Venue: Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London

Time: 7.45pm

Tickets: Click on right here


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