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DANCE "Brihadeeswara - form to formless" Bharatanatyam by Bala Devi Chandrashekar > 6:30pm on 12th August 2019

Venue : India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate                                
Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Time : 6:30 pm Add to Calendar 12/08/2019 18:30 12/08/2019 20:00 Asia/Kolkata DANCE "Brihadeeswara - form to formless" Bharatanatyam by Bala Devi Chandrashekar Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2019/08/dance-brihadeeswara-form-formless-bala-devi-chandrashekar-india-international-centre.html C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
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Venue : C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : DANCE "Brihadeeswara - form to formless" Bharatanatyam by Bala Devi Chandrashekar

Brihadeeswara - form to formless.. through the eyes of a Devaradiyaal will be performed by Bala Devi Chandrashekar. Bala Devi Chandrashekar is a Bharatanatyam exponent, research scholar, and a passionately committed teacher. She is known for her distinct scholarly style. Through her classical dance strives to interpret ancient philosophical and spiritual concepts and presents in a classicism that is always contemporary in interpretation and communicates across cultures.

All her productions are accompanied by world-class music.

Brihadeeswara is a temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers all over the world. Inside the Brihadeeswara there are reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers called Devadasis. 

Brihadeeswara - form to formless.. through the eyes of a Devaradiyaal is one of her acclaimed production. This exquisite production takes the audience on a journey into the life and mind of a Devaradiyaal,  who like the name literally means is "one who has surrendered herself at the feet of the Lord",  one who has to dedicate herself to the eternal service of the., one who leads the purest of pure lives. Devaradiyaal, as the name suggests, is one who has dedicated herself to the eternal service of the Lord and one who leads a highly pure life. This unique production celebrates the way her devout soul is immersed in the spiritual fervor pervading the spellbinding edifice built by Raja Raja Chola and the intertwining of the spatial and spiritual vibrations experienced by the Devaradiyaal, as she goes about her day to day life in the hallowed premises of the architectural wonder that is the Brihadeeswara temple.

Devaradiyaal will explore all hues of Karna’s emotions trapped in moral dilemmas, the angst and the conflict with which he grew up all his life. Karna was the first-born son of Kunti and abandoned at birth as he was conceived before Kunti’s marriage. The child was found by Adhiratha, a charioteer and his wife Radha who raised Karna as their own son and named him Vasusena. He was also known as Radheya - the son of Radha. Karna was naturally inclined to the art of warfare and approached Dronacharya. Drona refused to take Karna as his student since Karna was not a Kshatriya.  Karna was determined to learn advanced skills of archery and hence he decided to learn from Parashurama.  Guru Parasurama flies into a rage and curses Karna after finding out he is not a Brahmin but a Kshatriya; Karna also invokes a Brahmin's curse killing a cow. 

This unique production weaves the connection between the physical, metaphysical, lyrical and spiritual significance of each facet of the magnificent structure.

The presentation  begins with a lyrical description of the beauty of the Devaradiyaal -in ragam ataana - one whose meditative state appears statuesque. Her tresses like dark clouds, the sun and moon ornaments glistening on either side of her neatly parted hair.. her chutti or forehead ornament glittering like Shiva's third eye..from head to toe she radiates rhythm and beauty.  She who is blessed with the eternal boon to be of service to the Lord remains a nithyasumangali meaning one who is eternally married. Her ESOTERIC connection to the Lord is more than even that of a devout ascetic.

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DANCE "Brihadeeswara - form to formless" Bharatanatyam by Bala Devi Chandrashekar > 6:30pm on 12th August 2019 DANCE "Brihadeeswara - form to formless" Bharatanatyam by Bala Devi Chandrashekar > 6:30pm on 12th August 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Monday, August 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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