Forward of Valentine’s Day, Hyderabad-based Bharatanatyam danseuse Maithri Rao is about to stage Anuraga, a solo recital that portrays assorted types of love and celebrates completely different sorts of bonds with varied compositions. Anuraga interprets to affection, attachment, love and extra. Describing the ‘love is available in varied kinds’ assertion, Maithri, founding father of Shivansh Faculty of Arts says, “There may be love or devotion in the direction of Gods/Goddesses, love when it comes to affection or compassion between a guardian or a toddler, attachment to issues/ objects which as a child we had all skilled and naturally, the Valentine’s Day celebration showcasing the the love between companions.”
That includes 5 items, the one-hour fifteen minute manufacturing depicts these completely different sorts of affection together with two compositions primarily based on the love between God and devotee. The vocabulary of the present could also be Bharatanatyam however the context is novel, particularly in a bit titled My First Chair which revolves round a 5 12 months outdated getting a chair as a present. The kid will get connected to the chair and doesn’t prefer to share it with anyone. Apparently, My First Chair, initially created by her as a brief movie in 2022 was premiered in Malabar Movie pageant, IMARP — Mostra Internacional de dança, Diorama Worldwide Movie Competition, Shortfundly Annual movie pageant, the fifth Worldwide Folklore movie pageant 2022, Kalakari movie fest and Loud Soul Music Competition.
Mom and daughter bond
The repertoire additionally features a piece depicting a mother-daughter relationship within the present-day situation. “Moms have develop into robust and are letting go of their daughters to pursue what they need to,” says Maithri, who exhibits how daughters are inspired to develop into an astronaut or a pilot. “Moms have develop into extraordinarily supportive of the careers chosen by their daughters. The portrayal highlights this particular bond/relationship.”
The 5 choreographies achieved individually a 12 months in the past have been introduced collectively three months in the past as Anuraga with few adjustments in choreography. “Each choreography was impressed by one thing private, just like the composition which speaks concerning the relationship between mom and daughter; ‘My First Chair’ once more has a number of reminiscences from my childhood and my possessive nature to issues. The widespread amongst all these choreography was the idea of attachment and love and therefore Anuraga.”
Did she face challenges whereas portraying up to date points in classical artwork kind? “The usage of mudras has been a problem,” she says and explains, “Sure issues like ‘distant’, ‘wrist watch’ or ‘pilot’ don’t have pre-defined mudras therefore I needed to experiment with just a few identified mudras to determine which communicates effectively. Music was additionally difficult as I used pre recorded music within the manufacturing. I needed to additionally guarantee choreographies are inside the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam but distinctive in presentation. I did a number of iterations to succeed in the current day choreography.”
The presentation ends with a bit on Radha and Krishna.
Anuraga, a solo Bharatanatyam recital by Maithri Rao on February 9 at Saptaparni; Tickets ₹280 accessible on bookmyshow.com