Friday, 20 December 2013

The Tripaada buzz; notes from the inside

As the Shree Bharatalaya team prepares to unveil its latest roduction, Tripaada at a December 23 show, of dance theatre – conceived and pursued by guru Sudharani Raghupathy – there is some excitement in the air.
Dancer Deepthi Ravichandran, who has been creating the buzz for this show via Facebook, shares here her notes jotted down some days ago -

Bharatalaya is learning, yet again, that no amount of rehearsals will prevent the exciting rush of the last week before the show. 
Every person in the production is working hard to make sure everything is picture-perfect for our grand premier. 

On one hand,  Aniruddha is finding last minute rehearsal times that suit all the busy dancers, while simultaneously pulling of his director’s role brilliantly by demonstrating the parts of every character.  Meanwhile, his wife Arathi Lakshmi organises a healthy Sunday lunch for the hungry and tired dancers giving them respite from their not-so-healthy snacks from Bake Castle next door. 

Dancers are finally getting to practice pivotal scenes in the production with props.
On one hand, Chandra Furniture continues to help with providing and transporting the truckload of sets and props through the busy Mylapore roads. 
On the other hand, Suchitra Ravi has repeatedly baffled the salespeople at Sowcarpet as well as the dancers with her famed taste and fine artistry to help with jewellery and accessories.

The dancers, when they aren't found in the sabha canteens, are regularly stretching and mentally preparing for the showcase of a production that has changed their perception of mythology and Bharatanatyam as a whole.

  Now we wait for the first show this season . . ..

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