Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam and Nrithyodaya Group (Bharathi Nrityam) - Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (Bharata Natyam)
The first item in Mahesa Tandavam in praise of Lord Nataraja by students of Singapore Indian Fine arts. The second number is a Thillana from Sri Gurubyo Namaha is one of the many dance drams choreographed by Padma. It is dedicated to HHSri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, Paramacharya of Kanchi and highlights the worship of six deities of the Hindu Pantheon.
Gandhi Seva Sadan Kathakali Academy (Kathakali) - Priyadarshini Govind (Bharata Natyam) - Kathakali, Kerala's colorful classical dance style is performed with elaborate masks and make-up. It provides ample scope for the artiste to display his facial expressions-the movement of the eyebrows, eyes and perhaps every muscle in the face. Gandhi Seva Sadan Kathakali Academy presents a scene from the puranic story Kalyana Sougandhikam. This ancient story unites the Ramayana and the Mahabharata by featuring one character from each of these great epics. Sadanam Manikandan plays Bhims and Kalanilayam Balakrishnan plays Hanuman.
This is followed by an expression-oriented item in Bharatanatyam style by Priyadarshini Govind, a disciple of Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Priyadarshini Govind, a disciple of Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Priyadarshini Govind dances to Purandara Dasa's Jagadhodharana. The poet describes how Yasoda treats her little son Krishna as a human child despite having foreknowledge of the fact that Krishna was God incarnate we also visit Kalamandir, a dance school instituted by HH Shantananda Swami at Singapore