Surfing the television on a sultry Sunday afternoon, Sringaram caught my eye and the first ten minutes through, I got engrossed in the movie, which triggered off my dormant thought process once again and here we go into this journey about Devadasis and their art. Being a dyed-in-the –wool newspaper journo for decades, I wouldn’t like to linger on historical happenings and the fall out but come straight to the point.
Coming across a section of dance veterans/gurus who have gone hammer and tongs to delve into the Devadasi dance and that era of ‘divine’ romanticism verbatim, recreate it on the public platform and propagate it under the banner of an individualised art form. Their peg: the Devadasi dance is the fountainhead of all the present day classical dances, urgently in need of resurrection.
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