Dance and Drama

Vidura Neeti – Mahabharata Retold

Vidura Neeti, a classical dance-drama was performed by Bharatanatyam Dance couple Gayatri and V. Balagurunathan at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore recently. In Mahabharata, a particular conversation between the characters, Vidura and King Dhritraashtra is famously known as, “Vidura Neeti” which depict Vidura’s voice of reason and wisdom. Vidhuraneeti beautifully portrays the long term destruction that is consequential to jealousy and envy and is still referred in India in matter of Governance.


Musician Kalaimamani Shri. Rajkumar Bharathi,  Sri. Y. Prabhu, General Secretary, Krishna Gana Sabha, Singer Smt. Sudha Raghunathan, Gayatri and V. Balagurunathan during the DVD “Krishnaveni Natya Dhwani” launch.

Resource inputs for the theme was given by Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Concept and Choreography was done by Gayatri & V. Balagurunathan while Music was composed by well-known artist Kalaimamani Shri. Rajkumar Bharathi. Sound Recording was done by Resound India Sai Shravanam.


Gayatri and Balagurunathan performing “Vidura Neeti”

The thematical dance was preceded by a DVD launch of “Krishnaveni Natya Dhwani”, select dance compositions of legendary alumna of Kalakshetra, Nithya Choodamani Smt. Krishnaveni Lakshmanan. Padmabhushan Smt. Sudha Raghunathan did the honours and Sri. Y. Prabhu, General Secretary, Krishna Gana Sabha received the first copy.


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