Premiere of dance drama on Lord Siva at BVB on July 5

If you like classical dance, then you must be at the premiere of a new production titled ‘ Thennaadudaya Sivane Potri’ ( The Supreme Lord of South India).

To be presented on July 5 evening at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore. The production is of dancer and guru Sasirekha Raammohan, a Mylaporean.

Sasirekha says she has been working with her dancers on this production since April, with rehearsals starting soon after the schools closed for the summer vacation. “I got great support from the parents of our dancers, ” she adds. “In a production, you work on a variety of plans, try them out and adopt the best and so you need time with the dancers.”

The production is based on the legends behind the various places where Lord Shiva is worshipped as the cosmic dancer and as the destroyer of evil (the astha veerattanam).

The concept was provided by Dr. S. Raghuraman and the music direction is by Rajkumar Bharathi with Sasirekha behind the choreography and nattuvangam.

She signed some of the best musicians like Embar Kannan to record the music.

The production is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and its premiere coincides with the tenth anniversary of Kanagasabai, a dance school that Sasirekha runs on 6th Trust Cross Street, Mandavelipakkam.

Leela Samson, Chitra Visweswaran and Nandini Ramani, all stalwarts in the classical dance field are the guests at this show which starts at 6.45 pm.

Admission is open to all.