Kamakshi Swarajathi of Syama Sastri
Spirituality is an essential element of all forms of art. This idea, quintessentially Indian, receives its creative interpretation in this product which is a compilation of the live recital in the 80s by Dr. Vyjayantimala Bali, the legendary Bharatanatyam exponent. Employing authentic and arresting Bharatanatyam idioms, she recreates the magic of Syama Sastri's Kamakshi Swarajathi in Bhairavi bringing the beauty of the raga, laya and sahitya in their pristine form. Her graceful movements, paise and dynamic facial expressions make the viewers capture the goddess of Kanchi exactly the way she was visualized by the composer.
The danseuse also expounds on the technical aspects of dance enlightening the viewers on the basic structure of the lyric, the tala to which it is set and how it offers ample scope for performing sancharis, the difference between Swarajathi and Jathiswaram etc. Aesthetic and informative this product will appeal to lovers and students of classical dance alike. Kamakshi swarajathi Bhairavi-Misra chapu.