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1) Bharatanatyam Varnam Instructional DVD & VCDs: Bharatanatyam Varnam - The Sum & Substance
An Exposition by Priyadarsini Govind
Combo Pack of DVD & Audio CD with 2 Varnams demonstrated
Theory, Demonstration & Recital and audio tracks of two varnams
Varnam is an important component of Bharathanatyam that ageless and
exquisite dance form of India. True to its name, 'Varnam' lends
colour , variety and verve to the dance recital and serves as a
perfect yardstick to judge the quality of the dance and the
competence of the dancer.
This product developed by Swathi Soft Solutions under their Sanskriti
Series, eminent danseuse 'Nrithya Choodamani' Priyadarsini Govind
sets out to explore 'Varnam' in a structured manner and provides a
panoptic view of this colourful element through a dazzling
demonstration & recital of two exciting Varnams:
(i) "Manavi..." composed by Ponnaya, one of the haloed
Thanjavur Quartet in raga Sankarabharanam set to Adi Tala is amorous
in content and carries allegorical description of the yearning and
ultimate union of the soul with the divinity-Lord Brihadisvara of
(ii)"Nee Manamirangi..." composed by Andavan Pichai in raga
Lathangi and set to Adi Tala, stresses the 'bhakti' (devotion)
element by extolling the glory of Lord Muruga.
This product features exhaustive video demo on Trikala Jathi with
variations, Arudi, Jathis, Sahitya, Sanchari,Sarpanadai &
Thattimettu, Mukthyisvara, Charanam, Charana Svaras, Svarakshara,
Makuta Svara. Besides those crisp and coherent explanations, the
product carries some dazzling demonstrations by the danseuse herself.
It comes as a combo pack containing a DVD with full video demos and
recital of the above two varnams by 'Nrithya Choodamani' Priyadarsini
Govind and an Audio CD that carries the complete audio tracks of
Varnams demonstrated in the DVD.
Varnam-the sum & substance is an ideal learning tool that
demonstrates how technology can serve as an effective vehicle to
present the nuances of Bharathanatyam.