in Bharatanaatyam choreographed by the Dhananjayans & performed by
Kavitha, Meera, Anjana from USA.
by: Dr. Pathmarajah & Vasundra Pathmarajah
by: Pathmaraja Sisters-Kavitha,Meera & Anjana ( LA, USA)
Dr. S. Raghuraman (Tamizh Professor, Jain college)
Prof. D. Pasupathi (Retd Principal S.V.College of music, Tirupathi)
choreography: Shanta & Dhananjayan
& Photography: C.P.Satyajit
Prof. D. Pasupathi,
N. Sasidaran & Preeti Mahesh (Singing)
Dhananjayan (Voice and nattuvangam)
(Tavil & other effects)
& Vijayaraghavan (Violin)
at: Sangeetha Recording Studio (Master Recording Co, Kodambakkam)
- is said to have been written about 2000 years ago by saint Thiruvalluvar.
The work talks
about ethical values of an individual and his relationship with the society.
It proves beyond cast, creed, language and religion, thus making itself
truly secular in its content. The work includes 133 chapters comprising
of 1330 couplets. It has been proved that there is no literature
in Tamizh without the influence or impact of this great treatise.
Thirukkural is indeed a treasure for all time.
D.Pasupathi, one of the senior most musicians, is probably the most experienced
and versatile music composer for 'Naatya' (dance theatre). He has worked
with great composers like Tiger Varadachari, Mysore Vasudevachar, Veena
Krishnamachari, Papanasam Sivan and Turaiyur Rajagopala Sarma for Kalakshetra
dance dramas. His own monumental music score for Kalakshetra's Panchali-sabadam
and several other songs of exemplary classical pieces for Bharatanatyam
earned him high praise. Thiruk-kural, being very sensitive and difficult
verses in Tamizh, a most challenging work of tuning them in systematic
Carnatic Taala patterns and Bhaava laden melodies could be handled only
by a great musician like him. His other dance drama compositions include
"Gurorashtakam" and Godaa-Govindam".
in A.M.Jain College, Chennai, the resource person for the Thirukkural production
of the Dhananjayans (Bharatakalanjali) is a highly respected and sought
after scholar and teacher in teh true sense of the word, who shares his
knowledge liberally with his students and knowledge seekers. Apart from
his usual University connected research guidance work at home and abroad,
he has involved himself in helping Bharatanatyam dancers to find new pastures
of literary areas to explore and create interesting and refreshing presentations.
Thiruk-Kural Bharatam - Review
Meera and Anjana Pathmarajah are steeped in culture, though born and
brought up in USA. From childhood they evinced keen interest in Bharatanatyam
and Carnatic music and their parents Dr. & Mrs.Pathmarajah spare no
efforts to pursue their interest. They have established themselves
as accomplished Bharatanatyam artists. With experience ofperforming
and participating in several dance productions and also learning from legendary
gurus, the sisters launched their ambitious production of Thirukkural with
the lofty ideals of collecting funds to contribute to social and charitable
causes in their homeland, Srilanka.