|The Odissi dancer who appears in Michael Jackson's music video of 'Black or White' is Yamuna Sangarasivam from Srilanka. She was a student of Guru Gangadhar Pradhan.|
|Bhamaha and Dandin,
who were primarily rhetoricians concerned with 'read poetry,' mention dvipadi,
rasaka, skandhaka, lasya, chhalika and samya - all of these were intended
to be 'seen.' These were compositions set to music and dance. Kumarila,
the great Mimamsaka, speaks of dvipadi and rasaka in his Tantravarrtika,
and the ehhalika or ehalikya, occurs as a dance in the Harivamsa and is
mentioned by Kalidasa as being learnt by Malavika.
('Uparupakas and Nritya-Prabhandas' by Dr. V Raghavan, Nartanam, May – Aug 2008)
|About six chapters in
the Silapadigaaram contain substantial information on music. Out of these
the Arangetra Kaadhai and the Aachiyar kuravai are very important. In the
Silapadigaaram there is a clear indication that there were two traditions
of music. The older tradition is the Thondrupodumarai and the newer Varamburumarabu.
('Celebrating unheard melodies' by TM Krishna, The Hindu, Dec 25, 2010)