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Ashtanayika - Khandita  by Kalanidhi Narayanan
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60 min
Ashtanayika - Khandita by Kalanidhi Narayanan .

An exposition through a classroom session & demo by 'Padmabhushan' Kalanidhi Narayanan & Roja Kannan

Concept & Presentation by
Priyadarsini Govind

Explained with Ithai vida veru vendumo - Padam - Saaveri - Rupaka talam by Subbarama Iyer

This DVD explores the Nayika bhava in the context of Ashtanayikas, the 8 heroine types, categorized by the natyashastras under 8 different heads according to their emotional status.

In an exhaustive and aesthetic manner it presents the mindset, moods, conflicts, cogitations, tempers and tantrums of Khandita, the heroine who defies all accepted norms and ventures out to meet her lover at a predetermined place.

The highlight of this product is a classroom session involving Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan, ('Maami' to her students), the greatest Abhinaya exponent of our times & Roja Kannan, her distinguished disciple.

'Ithai vida veru vendumo' a padam by Subbarama Iyer forms the pivot of maami's engaging elucidation of Khandita. Then follows a sprightly demo of this padam by Roja Kannan.

  • The Nayika explored with explanation of nuances
  • Ddiscussion focussed on a padam / javali
  • Full length recital shot in 3 different angles

In a long discussion the attributes of the nayika are compared and contrasted with other nayikas to bring out the subtle differences between them. It sheds light not only on the intricacies of nayika bhava, but also presents the teaching methodology of Kalanidhi maami and the intensity of Guru-Sishya relationship.

Kalanidhi Narayanan provides some practical tips for teachers and also students at different levels- beginners, those reasonably well-trained and foreign students who are not very familiar with the Indian cultural ambience. There are explanations on how to approach the composition, understand its meaning and the mood it portrays before actually getting down to performance.
This DVD is part of the Ashtanayika DVD pack
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