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passionate, intense, energetic, social-conscious and blissful... ever lively Malavika Sarukkai
passionate, intense, energetic, social-conscious and blissful… ever lively Malavika Sarukkai

The intense pilgrimage continues. The day looks like this…

4.00 AM – 7.00 AM Naad Yog and Hatha Yog
7.00 AM – 7:30 AM Shramdaan
7.30 AM – 9.00 AM Personal Time and Breakfast
9.00 AM – 12 Noon Intensives with maestros in music/dance/theatre/art/craft
12 Noon – 1.00 PM Lunch
1.00 PM – 2.30 PM Guru Thanil Singh & Troupe ( Pung Cholom)
2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Cinema Classic ( La Strada/ Seventh Seal)
5.00 PM – 6.00 PM Dinner
6.00 PM – 8.00 PM Vidu. Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam)
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran (Chitravina)
10:30 PM Lights Out

On day 2, I managed to invest time and capture a few of the intensives in the crafts village

  • ASSAM -Weaving – Jamini Peyang & Bapu Kan
  • BIHAR -Papier Mache with Madhubani Painting – Narendra Karan & Sunita Karan
  • ORISSA – Saura & Pattachitra Painting – Bijay Kumar Pariki
  • TRIPURA – Bamboo Crafts – Subrata Chakraborty
  • RAJASTHAN – Tie & Dye / Leheriya Technique – Smt Ram Kanya Devi & Babu Lal Chippa
  • MADHYA PRADESH – Bagh Block Print and Natural Dyeing – Ibrahim Haji
  • UTTAR PRADESH -Wood Carving and Inlay -Mohd Matloob
  • DELHI – Gandhi Samiti – Charkha spinning
  • KARNATAKA – Lambadi Embroidery-Mr. Veerana of Sandur Kala Kendra
  • KARNATAKA – Batik Tie and Dye – Smt. Hema Shekar
Shaping and pour life into the mud
Shaping and pour life into the mud

 
 

Embroidery from one of the most colorful and artistic citizens of India, lamabadas
Embroidery from one of the most colorful and artistic citizens of India, lamabadas

 
 

Beautiful.... painting and printing
Beautiful…. painting and printing

 
 

Great way to recycle...papier mache
Great way to recycle…papier mache

 
 

weaving... cane products in making
weaving… cane products in making

 
 

People would die for this tie... tie & dye from Rajasthan
People would die for this tie… tie & dye from Rajasthan

 
 

Block printing from Madhya Pradesh with Haji..
Block printing from Madhya Pradesh with Haji..

 
 

I would like to have a photo in that frame... thank you
I would like to have a photo in that frame… thank you

 
 

The young lady behind the crafts village... Neeraja
The young lady behind the crafts village… Neeraja

 
 

Chitara style ki chitr ban rahi hai.....
Chitara style ki chitr ban rahi hai…..

 
 

Gandhis in making.. hopefully at least gandhism
Gandhis in making.. hopefully at least gandhism

 
 
 

I come weaving from Brahmaputra Valley..
I come weaving from Brahmaputra Valley..

 
 

The performing art intensives

  • Vid. Malavika Sarukkai (Bharatanatyam)
  • The Dhananjayans (Bharatanatyam)
  • Shri Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi ( Kuchipudi)
This is the way...
This is the way…

 
 

You all can....be involved
You all can….be involved

 
 

Enjoy from within... do not worry about the performance day
Enjoy from within… do not worry about the performance day

 
 

We come dancing from Kuchipudi village of Andhra..
We come dancing from Kuchipudi village of Andhra..

 
 

Shri Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi ( Kuchipudi)
Shri Narasimhachari & Vasanthalakshmi ( Kuchipudi)

 
 

Pottu enga? Bindi kidar hai....
Pottu enga? Bindi kidar hai….

 
 

patient, passionate and purposeful duo.. Dhananjayans
patient, passionate and purposeful duo.. Dhananjayans

 
 

Pung Cholum from far eastern India, Manipur

The Pung cholom is a Manipuri dance. It is the soul of Manipuri Sankirtana music and Classical Manipuri dance. The Pung Cholom is a unique classical dance of Manipur. This dance may be performed by men or women and is usually a prelude to the Ras Lila. In this style, the dancers play the pung (a form of hand beaten drum) while they dance at the same time. Dancers need to be graceful and acrobatic at the same time. They use these acrobatic effects without breaking the rhythm or flow of music. The dance is marked by a gentle rhythm, which gradually builds up to a thunderous climax.

Guru Thanil Singh & Troupe created the spiritual experience for the thousand audience…

The two of different kinds......yet of a kind
The two of different kinds……yet of a kind

 
 

spiritually ritualistic...
spiritually ritualistic…

 
 

srhythm and movement are essences too..
rhythm and movement are essences too…

 
 

catches momentum and tempo..
catches momentum and tempo..

 
 

and then.... they fly..
and then…. they fly..

 
 

swords and dhalls come into spiritual journey..
swords and dhalls come into spiritual journey..

 
 

The ecstasy is too much for faint-hearted
The spiritual ecstasy is too much for faint-hearted

 
 

Bharatanatyam – Malavika Sarukkai

Passionate, Energetic and Intense are the words I will use for Guru Malavika’s outlook towards life and dance. This has been my take-away from every performance and interaction…

Malavika’s thinking is extraordinary and that reflects in the choreography which is highly refined. I can see that synthesize from every interaction and experiences around her reflected in her work…

Malavika, your sensibilities towards the nature, environment, women, children pours out in your thought and action – including choreographs, mostly too intense in your movements and action too..I always loved watching you, listening to you and am eager to work with you…

Pushpanjali..
Pushpanjali..

 
 

Nataraja...Shambo mahadeva
Nataraja…Shambo mahadeva

 
 

Oh Lord! mercy...
Oh Lord! mercy…

 
 

Krishna and his dalliances…

Jovial and naughty Krishna's flight...
Jovial and naughty Krishna’s flight…

 
 

sharanu sharanu....
sharanu sharanu….

 
 

Difficult to please you…

alugu alugu....difficult to please you lady
alugu alugu….difficult to please you lady

 
 

When was the last time?....
When was the last time?….

 
 

Baapre padunalgu bhuvana bhandambula….namma udipi srikrishna

My lovely kanha, come..
My lovely kanha, come..

 
 

Big Hug....I miss you
Big Hug….I miss you

 
 

Thillana…

The thandava shiva..
The thandava shiva..

 
 

Scintillating Chitra Veena by Ravikiran

vocals to go with chitra veena
vocals to go with chitra veena

 
 

Bhale Bhale... outstanding
Bhale Bhale… outstanding

 
 

That is the end of the day 2 at Natcon, SPIC MACAY, Suratkal. Thanks to WIKIPedia and contributors for detailing….

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Next posting tomorrow… Love. Sreeni

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