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Krishna Parijatham’s Kuchipudi Performance in Bradford

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SiddhendraKuchipudi Art Academy in New Jersey, USA premieres their Kuchipudi performance, a Classical Indian Dance on 24th June 2017 at 7 pm at the Ganges Theatre, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford….reports Asian Lite News

The desire to possess the special Parijatha flower leads to argumemts in an attempt to win the grace and favour of Lord Krishna by Queen Rukmini and Queen Satyabhama finally leading to enlightenment that love is universal. Krishna Parijatham is enacted through the classical dance style Kuchipudi as dance ballet by US based SwathiAtluri and her students.

Sri Krishna Parijatham narrates the story of Lord Krishna’s greatness, beauty, and romance as he fights for the hearts of Rukmini Devi and Satyabhama. Filled with emotive content, evocative expression, and scintillating drama, the ballet is a true testament to the ancient, mythological contours of the Kuchipudi history.

Under the artistic direction of founder Guru Swathi, SiddhendraKuchipudi Art Academy provides Kuchipudi training throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey in the USA. She has imparted her creative knowledge to over 1500 students in a career that has spanned 35 years.

 

A multi-layered performance, Kuchipudi combines drama, dance, sign language, mime and music to create a vibrant theatrical experience for the audience.

 

Heavily influenced by the NatyaShastra theory of the classical theatrical arts, Kuchipudi makes full use of the abhinaya, four ways of conveying meaning and emotions to the audience. Angika represents the movement of the body,vachika is the use of speech which is expressed through song and miming words in Kuchipudi. The aharyaabhinaya represents the meaning conveyed through the dancers’ costumes and make up. The most technically difficult abhinaya is the sattvika: the true expression of the character’s inner emotions conveyed through delicate facial movements creating an authentic emotional response from the artist and the audience.

A multi-layered performance, Kuchipudi combines drama, dance, sign language, mime and music to create a vibrant theatrical experience for the audience. Colourful costumes, ornate headdresses, jewellery and make up are also used to convey meaning and accentuate the rhythmic movements and intricate expressions of the artist.