Bangalore International Centre had arranged a very interesting event viz., multimedia presentation on “Music of Bharatanatyam” by Ms. SumitraNitin, a Carnatic musician and Bharatanatyam dancer on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at t 6:30 pm.
Ms. Sumitrathrough still pictures/videos/audios tried to establish that the backbone of Bharatanatyam is indeed its music, but amidst the glitter, this important facet is sadly sidelined. This presentation was attempted to bring the music back to the centre stage of a Bharatanatyam performance. The music of Bharatanatyam has evolved over a span of almost a thousand years. The Bharatanatyam repertoire comprises many types of Carnatic music compositions that are unique to the dance stage as opposed to what is performed in music concerts.
In this multimedia presentation, the compositions were discussed supported by photographs, video and audio clips, with history, analysis, description, anecdotage and examples. Ms.Sumitra also sang and danced to illustrate.
The programme was well attended and it was appreciated by one and all.