Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Interview - Kambaramayanam: a dance-drama in Bharatanatyam style Interview with Usha Raghavan - Dr. Elisa Ganser

After the success of Maya’s Dream, a dance-drama in Sanskrit on the birth of the Buddha, Usha Raghavan, Director of Kalasagara UK, comes back on the scene with a new production on the Ramayana. This Bharatanatyam version of the grand epic featuring 26 artists was presented on the 6th of April 2012 at the outskirts of Paris, Villebon-sur-Yvette, France. The festival ‘Passeport pour l’Inde’ organised by KaleidanScope has seen the Kambaramayanam -12th century Tamil version of the original Sanskrit poem by Valmiki - come to life on the large stage of the Centre Culturel Jacques Brel, under the patronage of the Embassy of India. The London debut took place on the 29th of April, at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan centre.

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  2. Yet another wonderful production from Mrs Usha Ragavan, “'Kambaramayanam' dance drama” which was staged in two countries (France and England) was a delight to watch and a treat to all Barathanatiyam lovers. As a mother to a student of Usha Ragavan and a disciple such performances are an inspiration to my daughter and me.
    Thank you