- a collection of Kshetrayya Padams
Concept & Presentation by Priyadarsini Govind
- (‘Payyada pai’) - Nadha nama kriya-Trupuda
A Virahotkhandita nayika pines and longs to be
with her lover
‘Vadarake povey’ (‘Athi yuka yukamu’)
Enfeebled and exasperated by the long separation from her lover, the heroine sends word through her friend asking him not to come!
‘Nan etikku pomanerey’
A Mugdha nayika winces in horror over her escapades with her lover
‘Valappu dasa neraney’
The heroine’s abundant love for her man explodes with awesome intensity
“How did your feet carry you away from your beloved? Don’t you know how much he suffers on account of this separation?”- is the sakhi’s poser to the heroine.
| DVD 5
Some powerful, pithy and passionate verses of Kshetrayya, the 17th century Telugu poet find articulation through a full-blown demonstration by ‘Padmabhushan’ Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, the legendary abhinaya exponent. With ease and elegance, ‘maami’- as she is affectionately called- unrolls layers and layers of the multiple dimensions of shrungara rasa in a unique language called ‘abhinaya’ using her eyes, head, neck and also the hands that fold and unfold in various styles and shapes. Her furrowed face explodes into a kaleidoscope of emotions as she depicts the desires and dilemmas of lovelorn heroines.
It is a scintillating synergy involving verses animated by music and articulated by an ageless dance form.