Rema Shrikant performs Bharatanatyam in Russia
April 27, 2009
Rema presented 'Srushti Tandavam' a Bharatanatyam dance choreography based on Lord Shiva. It was the first opening dance item in the opening ceremony held in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and also at Conservative Hall in St. Petersburg.
The theme was based on Shiva as being the god of auspicious beatitude. He bestows on creation all that is beneficent, and richly productive of all-round prosperity. To Nataraja, this universe is His sporting place (nritya-shala). The sun, moon, the stars and the planets dance around their fixed orbits in this vast and incomprehensible universe at His will. His primordial power is at play, creating, preserving, destroying and regenerating. He is the unequaled creator who is the Lord of Shakti (energy) which is the primordial source of this vast manifestation.
Rema Shrikant performed with her disciples Samvitti Joshi, Parimal Phadke, Yamini Jayaprakash, Upasana Trivedi, Meghal Oza, Gunjan Trivedi and Shivangee Anantani. It was sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India.
exponent in Bharatanatyam and other south Indian classical styles started
learning from the early age of three from her father Guru Krishna Panicker
and later from traditional gurus namely Kittappa Pillai. She learnt Mohiniattam
from Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma and Kuchipudi from Guru Acharyalu.