Now that live events are making a comeback, one of the pioneers of Indian classical dance in Malaysia, the Tanjai Kamalaa Indira Dance School in collaboration with NLFCS Tan Sri K.R. Soma Arts & Cultural Foundation is now up for another mega-production.
After the grand success of ‘Thillana Mohanambal Dance Drama’ in 2019 and the long break of 2 years due to the pandemic, the collaborative duo brings you 𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗬𝗔𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗠…𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲!
𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗬𝗔𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗠 is an experiment on how the nectar of joy is expressed through the dance and how the joys of life can be cherished.
This divine dance recital will be held on 23rd July 2022 (Saturday) at PJ Civic Centre (Dewan Sivik MBPJ, Jln Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya) which will be accompanied by a Live Music Performance. The recital will start at 7.30pm but you may also come as early as 6.30pm.
Furthermore, admissions to this event are free with seatings. Everyone is warmly welcomed to join and watch this heavenly presentation of dance art and there is no prior registration required to attend this event.
The dance recital will be chaperoning with 22 beautiful-skilled dancers.
Concept, Choreography & Artistic Direction: ‘𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐮𝐯𝐚 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐦’ 𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐢 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐤𝐚𝐦
Music Composition, Lyrics & Vocal: 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐚𝐚𝐣 𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐧𝐚𝐧
Produced by the 𝐍𝐋𝐅𝐂𝐒 𝐓𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐫𝐢 𝐊. 𝐑. 𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐚 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐬 & 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
The impetus of this artistic nectar inspiration
Much akin to the holy nectar of immortality that gushed out from the ocean of milk, is the nectar of dance. Dance breathes fresh air into everything around it, giving it life, again and again. Having the ability to withstand the challenging currents of time, the art form of Bharatanatyam has resurfaced from the bleak murky waters of the pandemic to a vibrant rebirth.
Rejuvenated after a hiatus of uncertainty owing to numerous restrictions and limitations, this divine dance form is the nectar of joy that reminds us of life’s energy and charm.
This production celebrates the delight that emanates from dance, its very essence. This is first portrayed in the Harihara Stuti, a piece that personifies both the energies of Shiva and Vishnu, respectively known as the Preserver and the Destroyer of the universe and its inhabitants.
The recital also showcases pieces with elaborate depictions of Lord Shiva in his divine play, known as the ‘Thiruvilayadal’, as well as an exuberant portrayal of the Krishna Leela, in which Krishna mesmerises the Gopis of Brindavanam with his antics, which in turn ecstatically dance to the mellifluous music that flows from his flute.
The nectar of joy that dance brings about is also shown in the lives of old Malaya’s agricultural estates as they euphorically rejoice amidst the lush plantations of rubber, coconut, and palm oil trees.
The final piece is the Thillana, the dance of joy that puts forth emotions of exhilaration, jubilation and bliss in celebrating the splendour of life despite the many hurdles and setbacks that survival brings.
“One thing that you undoubtedly can expect from this is a whole pleasing feast for both eyes and ears.”
About Tanjai Kamalaa Indira Dance School
The Tanjai Kamalaa Indira Dance School, a pioneer of Indian classical dance schools and the most popular school of the Tanjavur style of Bharathanatyam in Malaysia was established in 1966 by two sisters, Ms Kamala and Ms Indira.
TKI Dance School is undoubtedly the first Indian classical dance school in Malaysia to introduce and emphasise the importance of Salangai Poojai, motivating students and encouraging more people to pursue this divine art during the 1960s.
The school has carved a niche in the history of Indian classical dance institutions in Malaysia by being the longest established Indian classical dance academy spanning 56 years in propagating this ancient form of dance. The Malaysia Book of Records entitles TKI as the ‘Longest Operating Dance Training School in Malaysia’, which ranks TKI as a national record-holder and places it amongst the ‘Best of the Nation’ category.
Apart from dance classes they also offer music classes such as Sangeetham, Thevaram, Bhajan and Veena.
And are you ready to be smitten by a glimpse of artistic dance that will leave you mesmerised?
Hence, block your weekend date now and enjoy the whole divine feast.
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