Thursday, April 26, 2012


We had an opportunity to witness an excellent dance drama SASIREKHA PARINAYA by artists from Andhra Pradesh. The songs and dialogues were in Telugu...... but the dance, singing, live music, costumes and the overall performance was superb.
The event was organized by RANGA TARANGA, for Academy of Dance and Music, Bengaluru and was performed at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at Malleshwaram, Bangalore. 
Sasirekha Parinayam (the marriage of Sasirekha) is a folk tale based on oral traditions, popular in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is based on the Mahabharata, but is not present in it.

Artists from the Dance Drama

The plot concerns the marriage of Sasirekha, the daughter of Balarama, to Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna. It echoes the marriage of Arjuna to Subhadra in the Mahabharata.
The story is popular in performances, including shadow-puppets, Yakshagana and Kuchipudi.
It was the basis for several Telugu films, including the 1936 film Sasirekha Parinayam,[5] and the popular 1957 film Mayabazar The 2008 film Sasirekha Parinayam was also named 
April 26, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Woow, that is very interesting and beautiful! Excellent stuff