Apr 21 2010
Parvati’s Victory & the Evolution of Kuchipudi Dance

8PM, Barnes Hall

A Kuchipudi Dance Drama presented by Guru Bala Kondalrao and the Kuchipudi Kalakendra troupe of Visakhapatnam, India. This performance is the latest dance drama choreographed by Smt. Bala Kondalarao, founder and director of the Kuchipudi Kalakendra of Visakhapatnam, Andhra
Pradesh, South India.
“Parvati’s Victory” is based on traditional narratives from the Devi Bhagavatam, and depicts both the srngara rasa (romantic) and vira rasa (courageous) qualities of the divine feminine (Sakti) as worshipped throughout India: On the one hand The Goddess’ awakening of Siva from his perpetual state of meditation (the creation) and on the other, her preservation of that creation by defeating in battle the demons who threatened to destroy it.

VIDEO group dance by Bala
VIDEO of principal dancers