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The Guru Shishya duo at its best - Madhavi and Arushi Mudgals
The Guru Shishya duo at its best – Madhavi and Arushi Mudgals

As the day 6 is the D-day for the presentation of the intensives, momentum gathered in all the 29 intensives, practicing and polishing was the norm of the day. On the crafts front, they were heading to creating at least a couple of pieces each to show off on the stage. It was also interesting to see about a dozen youth from Pakistan joining along with their professors from Beacon university for arts, and enjoying dancing in kathakali, bharatanatyam, singing carnatic classical music etc.

A Round up on intensives

The colorful grass...from UP
The colorful grass…from UP

 
 

On their way to finishing their dupatta...weaving from Assam
On their way to finishing their dupatta…weaving from Assam

 
 

Gandhi caps at work...spinning, Gandhi Smriti, Delhi
Gandhi caps at work…spinning, Gandhi Smriti, Delhi

 
 

Matching tree for the house...pattachitra, karnataka
Matching tree for the house…pattachitra, karnataka

 
 

Under Dhananjayans....Bharatanatyam; a few pakistani versions also available ;)
Under Dhananjayans….Bharatanatyam; a few pakistani versions also available ;).

 
 

Tirchi topiwale : Bamboo crafts from Tripura
Tirchi topiwale : Bamboo crafts from Tripura.

 
 

Kuchipudi by Guru Vijayanti Kashi
Kuchipudi by Guru Vijayanti Kashi

 
 

The Q&A with Vid. T V Gopalakrishnan ( Carnatic Vocal)
The Q&A with Vid. T V Gopalakrishnan ( Carnatic Vocal)

 
 

The Margi Madhu way of Koodiyattam
The Margi Madhu way of Koodiyattam

 
 

The Mac way : Septuagenarian   Veena Subramanyam at his best
The Mac way : Septuagenarian Veena Subramanyam at his best

 
 

It was interesting and coincidental to have the day full of DUOs – Looked like the TWOgether day at the 27th convention :

a. Qawwali by Warshi brothers (Nazeer & Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi)
b. Odissi by Guru Sishys Duo – Mudgals – Madhavi and Arushi
c. Carnatic Violin by Express Mysore brothers – Shri Mysore Nagaraj and Dr. Manjunath

Qawali – Warsi Brothers

The warsi brothers, as was expected with their troupe in tow, lit the stage with all gusto. Dr Kiran seth made sure they did not get into the entertainment territory, by forcing them repeatedly to get pack to ‘Uperwale’ ka sunayie!….. which really challenged their preparation, I must say, as they kept discussiing ‘which one?!’, amongst themselves…

Qawalli Warsi brothers from hyderabad - Naseer and Nazeer
Qawalli Warsi brothers from hyderabad – Naseer and Nazeer

 
 

Kya khoob, Naseer seems to say
Kya khoob, Naseer seems to say

 
 

Pouring and Souring... in full flow
Pouring and Souring… in full flow

 
 

Shukriya, Adaab; Dhanyawad namaskaram to a standing ovatio
Shukriya, Adaab; Dhanyawad namaskaram to a standing ovatio

 
 

Odissi – The guru-sishya Mudgal duo – Madhaviji with Arushi

This was the first time I saw the duo performing together though I have been capturing their individual performances for a few years now. I am loving the way Arushi is reaching greater heights. The dainty and delicate persona really throws a punch on stage!

Odissi dance performance goes through five stages – Mangalacharan, Bhattu, Pallavi, ABhinaya and Moksha; keep to this semantics and syntex is of prime importance.

The Guru, Madhaviji, started the evening with Mangalacharan : It is about offering flowers to the mother earth seeking her blessings, then a vandana to Lord shiva and finally a pranam to the gurus present and the audience.

Madhavi Mudgal : Mangalacharan
Madhavi Mudgal : Mangalacharan

 
 

Madhavi Mudgal : Mangalacharan
Madhavi Mudgal : Mangalacharan

 
 

Pallavi by the duo : Kelubabu’s choreography, Bhuvaneshwar Mishra’s composition in Shankarabharanam

Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Pallavi
Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Pallavi

 
 

Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Pallavi
Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Pallavi

 
 

Abhinaya : Madhaviji Showcasing the Krishna and Radha’s interactions, music is given by Pt. Jasraj

Madhavi Mudgal as Radha, Abhinaya
Madhavi Mudgal as Radha, Abhinaya

 
 

Madhavi Mudgal as Radha, Abhinaya
Madhavi Mudgal as Radha, Abhinaya

 
 

Pallavi Shiva Stuti by Arushi

Arushi performing on 'Jhatatavi Ghalajwala...
Arushi performing on ‘Jhatatavi Ghalajwala…

 
 

Arushi performing on 'Jhatatavi Ghalajwala...
Arushi performing on ‘Jhatatavi Ghalajwala…

 
 

Arushi performing on 'Jhatatavi Ghalajwala...
Arushi performing on ‘Jhatatavi Ghalajwala…

 
 
Pallavi : Radha’s dalliances with Krishna in disguise

Madhaviji at her best.
Madhaviji at her best.

 
 

Madhaviji at her best.
Madhaviji at her best.

 
 

Arushi then went on to perform a Ka champu, a composition of Debabrata, choreographed by guru Kelubabu – “korpatu hoyire to Kharab Hoyire”

Arushiji presenting Ka Champu
Arushi presenting Ka Champu

 
 

Arushiji presenting Ka Champu
Arushi presenting Ka Champu

 
 

Arushiji presenting Ka Champu
Arushi presenting Ka Champu

 
 

The Finale is another pallavi, performed by the Guru Sishya together..

Arushi and Madhaviji in finale
Arushi and Madhaviji in finale

 
 

Arushi and Madhaviji in finale
Arushi and Madhaviji in finale

 
 

Arushi and Madhaviji in finale
Arushi and Madhaviji in finale

 
 

The last TWOgether performance is from Mysore Brothers

Mysore brothers are one of a kind. They love pace and their moto is – faster the better. From the first beat to the last in the concert the pace is so that at times it takes away the essence of music. Not to take away anything from their ability and excellence! They do have huge following and every concert does bring in more and more youngsters who are crazy about their style.

Violin virtuosos Mysore brothers
Violin virtuosos Mysore brothers

 
 

Violin virtuosos Mysore brothers
Violin virtuosos Mysore brothers

 
 

That is the end of the day 5 – 11 pm – at Natcon, SPIC MACAY, Surathkal.

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Next posting tomorrow… Love. Sreeni

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