The life of Saivite saint Tirugnanasambandar and the stories around him have been told and retold man, many, many times. They still hold everbody’s interest and one great episode is closely linked with Mylapore.
Now, dance students at Tamil Isai Kalloori, Chennai and their faculty members have produced a dance production on the saint which will be staged on Day One of the annual Mylapore Festival – on January 5 – at about 6.30 pm in the open air stage in front of the 16-pillared mantap on the eastern side of Sri Kapali Temple.
This production will trace the life and key episodes concerning this saint including the resurrection of Angampoompavai in Mylapore.
The dancers in this production are – Abinaya, Baarkavi, Keerthana, Kavisri, Aadhilakshmi, Jayashri, Ruby Moses, Srija, Swetha, Tinku and Pooja – they are all students.
Choreography and direction: Dr. Sasirekha Raammohan. Research & vocal singing: guru Naaganathan Oothuvar. Music Composing & Vocal singing ; Dr.Lalitha Jawahar and Dr. V. V Meenakshi Jayakumar. Mridangam: N. Kesavan. Violin: Sikkal P. Balasubramaniyan. Flute: Sri Sridhar. Research assistance : Malini Ravindran
Produced by Tamil Isai Sangam. Chennai.
The show is free and open to all and runs for about 75 minutes.