Dance ballet on Vaikundam

Published: 10th July 2014 07:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2014 07:40 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Third Eye Creations is presenting its first major production ‘Vaikundam – Vaishnava Yatra’, a multimedia dance ballet based solely on 4,000 Divya Prabandham.

The dance ballet will be premiered on July 12 between 6.30 and 8.30 pm, at Music Academy.

A total of 16 senior dancers, including Kalaimamani Sailaja and senior artistes like Lavanya Shanker and Bhargavi Gopalan will  participate in the dance ballet, which has flavours of various styles such as bharatanatyam, kuchupudi, Mohiniyattam and folk.  The dance ballet includes episodes from the puranas and is a combination of drama, dance and narration.

It will have a 14 by 10 LED display as the backdrop, where the deity and other visuals from the ‘Vaikundam – Vaishnava Yatra’ is the first Bharthanatyam dance ballet to showcase all the 108 Divya Desams and is intricately woven with an array of multimedia and musical elements. The entire ballet is based on the Nalayira Divya Prabandham.

To experience an environment of divine and mystical arousal, the music is laced with spiritual chanting by Dushyanth Sridhar.  The songs are sung by Mahati, Srikanth, Vasudha and Prabhakar.

A photo exhibition of the 106 Divya Desams will also be showcased.

The  ballet group has grouped 108 Divya Desams into eight clusters, based on their Sthala Puranam, or the popular legend associated with each Divya Desam, the concept of which was created by Asha Krishnakumar . Adding vibrancy to the imposing ballet led by Kalaimamani Sailaja, is the music composition by Rajkumar Bharathi, set to the carefully chosen verses by U Ve Mannargudi Rajagopala Swaminfrom the Nalayira Divya Prabandham.

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