Challenging tradition and going beyond the realm of mythology, the scintillating mother-son duo of Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai present a classical Bharatanatyam margam. Tracing their journey from the early days of the art form in the historic temples of Tanjavur and Chidambaram to present times using Bharatanatyam to tell contemporary narratives, this hour-long spectacle showcases the versatility and aliveness of the pandanallur style.
Bharatanatyam traditionally speaks of devotion and the search to be united with the Supreme being, of the atma and paramatma. The lyrics are usually from the point of view of the heroine, the nayika, searching for a male god. However the style is a living one, and a language of great sophistication. In this performance Mallika and Revanta present both traditional pieces and new ones, written for today’s world, addressing pressing issues that we face today.