- new production in the Bharatanatyam idiom
(Reunion Island) and Bharatakalanjali (Chennai) jointly produced and presented
a unique dance drama Parinaamam on human evolution and environmental protection.
commissioned the talented couple Sheejith Krishna (Bharatanatyam) and his
wife Jyothishmathi (Carnatic vocalist), both Kalakshetra graduates and
former senior faculty members, to undertake the choreography and music
composition. The two days of presentation in the Reunion National Theater
Champ Fleuri on 29th & 30th October 2010 were sold out shows.Logambal Souprayen
Cavery, Founder and Artistic Director of Kalaa Bhaaskara (Reunion) scripted
the concept and story to convey a message to the contemporary audience.
Revathi Sankkaran wrote Tamil songs for this unique production on the need
of environmental protection. Sheejith Krishna has shown the creative evolution
of life on earth and how movement, language, music, agriculture were evolved.
Then, the struggle for power over food and theory of survival of the fittest,
men's greed leading to destruction of nature bringing unhappy situations
to those who indulge in destruction of nature and nature worshippers, finally,
establishing the fact that worship of nature is a well conceived human
endeavor to nurture life on earth. Both Sheejith Krishna and Jyothishmathi
deserve applause for their brilliant creation. They were supported by an
orchestra of high-calibre accompanists.The Dhananjayans
were present there to supervise the presentation and introduce the Bharatakalanjali
and Kalaa Bhaaskara artistes trained by Logambal Cavery, a senior disciple
and Bharatakalanjali alumni.
Ministry of the Mauritius Government presented a show in St. Louis on 1st
November 2010, on the group's way back home. This production will be presented
in Music Academy in Chennai on 19th January 2011 with a cast of nearly
30 artistes from Chennai and Reunion Island.