Day 1 (12-Dec-2014) Friday
Program 1 (A) (7.30pm – 8.30pm)
NRITYA KALANJALI (Ipoh) Artistic Director: Sudha Thamothiran
ANANTHA (INFINITE…ENDLESS) – Bharatanatyam
- PUSHPANJALI Ragamalika Talamalika
Flower offering seeking the divine grace followed by Alarippu, a pure dance .
- JATISWARAM Raga Kannada Tala Adi
- KIRTANAM (Ananda Koothanin) Raga Hamsanandhi Tala Adi
Describing the vigorous (tandava) dance of Lord Siva.
- PADAM (Kadhal Kaninthurugum) Raga Suddha Sarang & Basanth Bahar Tala Adi
The dancer describes what happens between a maiden and her lover during their first encounter.
- KAAVADI CHINDU (Azhagu deivam) Raga Sechurutti Tala Adi
In praise of Lord Muruga
- THILLANA (Kalinga Nartanam) Raga Gambira Natai Tala Adi
Pure dance with a verse describing Lord Krishna’s dance on the hoods of the Serpent Kaliya (Kalinga).
PROGRAM 1 (B) (8.40pm – 9.40pm)
SUTRA DANCE THEATRE (Kuala Selangor Outreach Dance Program)
Artistic Director: Ramli Ibrahim
PRAY, LOVE, DANCE (Bharatanatyam & Odissi)
- PUSHPANJALI (Bharatanatyam) Raga Natai Tala Adi
Flower offering with Ganesha Pancaratnam, followed by Alarippu (in Tisra Dhruvam)
- MANGALA CHARANAM (Bakra Tunda) (Odissi)
Entrance of the dancers with an invocation to Ganesha, ending with the salutation to the audience.
- LALITA LAVANGA (Odissi) Raga Vasanta
Taken from the Gita Govinda of medieval Odiyan poet, Jayadeva. Radha’s confidante describes the beauty of spring and tells her that Sri Krishna has been dallying with other gopis – a cruel time for a deserted lover, intensifying further Radha’s pain of love-separation with the pastoral God.
- PALLAVI (Odissi) Raga Kolabati
Pure dance followed by an Oriya abhinaya describing the dalliance Krishna with the gopis.
- MOHANA THILLANA (Bharatanatyam) Raga Mohana Tala Rupakam
- MOKSHA (Odissi)
Final dance of Joy and Release
Day 2 (13-Dec-2014), Saturday
Program 2 (A) (7.30pm – 8.30pm)
SUBRAANJALI DANCE THEATRE (Puchong) (Bharatanatyam)
Program 2 (B) (8.30pm – 9.40pm)
SUVARNA FINE ARTS (Johor Bahru)
Artistic Director and Choreographer: Ajith Bhaskaran Dass
ABHIKYA – The Splendour of Dance (Premiered in Johor Bahru in 2014)
- NRITTA TARANGINI Raga Sarasvati Tala Adi
An exploration of the architectural beauty of bharatanatyam
- SHADAKSHARAM Raga Shanmukhapriya Tala Adi
Invocation of the six-faced Lord Subrahmanya, the Lord of Valour and Wisdom
- VARNAM Ragamalika Tala Adi
An anthology of stories culled from the Devi Purana, describing the various shades of emotions of the Goddess Shakti
- KIRTANAM (Engum Chidambaram) Ragamalika Tala Adi
In praise of Lord Shiva, who manifests himself in the five elements (Panchabhuta). Siva is not only all-pervading but resides in the sacred space within, Chit-Ambaram.
- NRITTA ANGAHARA Raga Sarasangi Tala Adi
The final flourish with an explosion of pure dance.
Day 3 (14-Dec-2014) Sunday
Program 3 (A) (7.30pm – 8.30pm)
PADMA NRITHALAYA ARTS (Seremban)
Artistic Director: Vinosree Shangkar
BHARATA NRITYA PRAVAAHAM – An innovative devotional rendition showcasing the profound and intrinsic meaning of ‘Divinity’ through the streams or pravaaham of Bharatha Nrityam, a dance style based on the Natya Sastra.
- PUSPANJALI Raga Natai Tala Adi
A flower offering and salutation to Siva Nataraja (Lord of Dance), the Guru, musicians and the audience which includes Thevaram verses of Appar Adigal.
- ALARIPPU Raga Shankarabharanam Tala Chatusram Adi
Pure dance and metaphoric blossoming of the dancer’s mind and body, accompanied by Thirupugazh.
- KIRTANAM (Sri Vignaraja Bhaje) Raga Gambira Natai Tala Kanda
In praise of Lord Ganesha, Remover of obstacles.
- KAUTVAM Raga Shanmughapriya Tala Rupakam
A hymn to Lord Muruga.
- KARAVUR THEVAR THIRUVISAIPPA Ragamalika Tala Adi
The verses of Thiruvisaippa (9th volume of Tirumurai, composed by Tamil poet Karuvur Thevar and spiritual Guru of King Rajaraja Chola). are 1000 years old and addresses the presiding deity, Lord Brihadeswara of Tanjavur. The music was composed by Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam for the 1000-year celebration of Brihadeswara Temple where 1000 bharatanatyam dancers performed.
- SANDHYA TANDAVAM Raga Sallabam Tala Chatusra Matyam
Sandhya Tandavam, one of the 7 dazzling tandava dances of Lord Siva, is a captivating twilight dance of Lord Siva which brings the world slowly into the embrace of darkness. Referred also as Bhujanga Lalitham or Pradosha Tandavam, Siva’s dance is believed to be witnessed by his entourage and celestial audience that include Brahma, Vishnu and Indra. This song concludes with a Thevaram (Maasil Veenaiyum).
Program 3 (B) (8.30pm – 9.30pm)
SUTRA DANCE THEATRE (with dancers from Ladang Sg Choh & Kajang SRJK (Tamil) Outreach Dance Program
Artistic Director: Datuk Ramli Ibrahim
SAVOURING ODISSI – A tapestry of traditional odissi repertoire young and senior dancers.
- LAKYA SINDURA
Invocatory dance with a verse dedicated to Ganesha
- MOHANE DELI CHAHI
An Oriya abhinaya interpreting the song of Banamali, medieval Odiyan poet ‘My dear friend, can anyone possibly imagine the state I was in when confronted with Krishna playing his divine flute…’
Pure dance depicting celestial maidens found in temple sculptures beautifying themselves with garlands and playing musical instruments such as the flute, drum, vina and cymbals.
- PALLAVI Raga Kalyan
A pure dance, which begins with a verse depicting the personification of the male Raga Kalyan, shown as a warrior clad in gold suffused with a red aura, preparing for battle.
A dance depicting of Surya (the Sun), The Dispeller of Darkness, being driven on his chariot of seven horses.
Finale of dance Joy and Release.
Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple, Kuala Selangor was founded in …
The Committee of Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple (Kuala Selangor)
in association with
acknowledge the support of:
Sri Nantha Kumar
Datuk Rosaline Ganendra
Datuk Wira Sivam Rajendram & Datin Wira Malini Rajendram