Creativity and creativeness led to the manufacturing of ‘Rajahamsa’, which is impressed by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece ‘Swan Lake’.
Ushanthini Sripathmanathan is the creative director of the Melbourne-based Natyalaya, Melbourne. She is a performer, choreographer, trainer and humanities/ cultural facilitator. The standard of dancing, vibrant costumes and glorious music of ‘Rajahamsa’ apart, the present, staged at Bharat Kalachar, was an instance of how tales can transcend international locations and cultures.
‘Swan Lake’ is about an exquisite swan queen Odette, who turns right into a white swan by day, by an evil sorcerer — solely real love can break the spell of the curse. A prince in quest of a bride falls in love together with her after seeing her one night time, when she is in human kind. He’s lovestruck, however unable to search out her through the day. The spell is damaged once they each die combating the evil one, and are united.
This ballet has been carried out by a number of the most celebrated dancers internationally. The present featured Bharatanatyam, Kathak, a little bit of garba and Kandyan (from Sri Lanka). Ushanthini’s present had the viewers glued to their seats proper until the tip.
She had tried one thing comparable earlier than in ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. Rajkumar Bharathi, Ushanthini’s household pal, has composed the music and likewise wrote the lyrics for some components of the ballet.
The music was recorded by Sai Shravanam at Resound India, and the musicians embody G. Srikanth and Keerthana Vaidyanathan (vocal), Embar Kannan (violin), Guru Bharadwaaj (mridangam), and Vishnu Vijay (flute).
The performers danced with gusto. Usha performed the function of the White Swan and her agility was commendable.
The choreography of varied types of dance included within the ballet have been by artistes primarily based in Melbourne – Kathak by Mohini Bordawekar, Kuchipudi by Shyama Sasidharan, Kandyan by Rangana and Udumbara Dance Troupe and Garba by Karishma Mallawarachchy.