Depicting facets of love through dance
Dance is the most stable and the subtle way of conveying one’s feelings especially when the form is a part of Indian classical dance, which has the strength to transport one to a world where communication through mere words does not matter.
To make that thought a reality, a Kuchipudi dance recital- ‘Bhamakalapam’ by Kuchipudi exponent Meenu Thakur was held on Friday at Epicentre, Gurgaon. ‘Bhamakalapam’, a celebrated and traditional work in Kuchipudi style, is the story of Satyabhama who projects herself as the favourite consort of Lord Krishna. Satyabhama displays varied emotions that are the traits of a proud and vain damsel. But finally, Bhama accepts her mistake and surrenders to her Lord, who showers love on her.
The dance-drama, in traditional Telugu language, was presented with Hindi dialogues. The voice-over artistes Savita and Shanta, along with Thakur, did a commendable job in juxtaposing Hindi dialogues with Telugu songs.
Over the years, Thakur has managed to create a niche audience for herself at Gurgaon, with the city’s culture lovers, in full attendance. As always, her well-etched choreography was a treat to the connoisseur. Dwivedita’s performance as Madhavi, was praise-worthy. Divya, who was performing with Thakur for the first time, was serene and calm in her portrayal of Krishna.
The occasion was graced by Sakthi Perumal, President of the Gurgaon Tamil Sangam, who honoured Meenu Thakur, on behalf of his organisation.