Vilasini Natyam Performance by Dimple Kaur at Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road > 6:45pm on 10th June 2013

Time : 6:45 pm

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)

Place : Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003
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Event Description : Vilasini Natyam Performance by Dimple Kaur

About Vilasini Natyam : Vilasini Natyam is a classical Indian Dance form which originated in Andhra Pradesh. It is an independent dance form related mainly to the Dev Dasi tradition. The Dev Dasis used to perform Vilasini Natyam in the magnificent temples. Vilasini Natyam represents the ritual, ceremonial and dance operatic legacy of this group, a section of whose last living artists have taught dancer Swapnasundari. Though Vilasini Natyam movements appear quintessentially feminine, its hundred-odd Adavus (dance-units) include the Tandava (vigorous) and Lasya (soft) aspects. Vilasini Natyam's complex Abhinaya is widely admired. Its extensive repertoire comprises Temple dances, Court dances and Dance operas of the hereditary female singer-dancers of Telugu origin. 
It was part of the rich culture of India for many centuries until Britishers banned the dance from Temples in India. It was a cultural attack when all forms of Temple Dances were banned in India. To our good fortune, Vilasini Natyam was revived by Padma Bhushan Guru Swapnasundari who has been a critical figure in promoting Vilasini Natyam. 
Dimple Kaur learned Vilasini Natyam under Padma Bhushan Guru Swapnasundari. 

About Dimple Kaur : Dimple Kaur is a trained Bharat Natyam and Vilasini Natyam dancer. She has been dancing for 20 long years. She has practiced Vilasini Natyam under able guidance of Padma Bhushan Guru 
Swapnasundari, renowned Kuchi Pudi dancer who revived the lost form of Vilasini Natyam. She also performs Bharatnatyam and has been trained by Padma Vibhushan Guru Dr. Sonal Mansingh.
Dimple Kaur is the first Sikh girl, as Padma Bhushan Guru Swapnasundari says, ‘who is learning and performing Vilasini Natyam’. Dimple Kaur is also a successful Psycho Therapist, and has conducted numerous workshops. She uses Dance and training as a model for therapy.  Dimple has an inborn instinct of understanding human mind. Her education as PhD in psychotherapy and training background along with over 15 years of experience in the field has taught her the simple and yet high impact methods of psychotherapy & counseling, which has helped many executives, their families, children, parents and even the grand-parents.
Dimple has been associated with large number of International and Indian organizations as a consultant helping co-create methodologies and processes of providing high impact programs both in Individual and group settings. She practices through her two clinics in New Delhi. She also conducts training sessions and custom programs. She has a number of projects and studies to her credit.

About the Performance: The performance, Tholiviniki, will begin with  Alaaya Sampradaayam which includes  Ganesh Vandana and  Salaam Daravu. It will be followed by  Kutcheri Atta Varnam and  Javali. The performance will end with Bhagvataham, an extract from Parijatam. Dimple Kaur will perform traditional Maargam, which is set pattern of selected items which are performed throughout.

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Vilasini Natyam Performance by Dimple Kaur at Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road > 6:45pm on 10th June 2013 Vilasini Natyam Performance by Dimple Kaur at Chinmaya Mission, 89, Lodhi Road > 6:45pm on 10th June 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Monday, June 10, 2013 Rating: 5

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