Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Performances at Chennai Sangamam

Karakattam demonstrates the balancing skills of a dancer. This group from Nagerkoil (?) performed for almost 30min without any issues for some lovely folk tunes. The dance movements look simple but the level of concentration for a longer period keeps us wondering !

Kovai Mohan is a Kalaimamani award winner for Kaavadi Aattam. He is almost 52 years old but his control, concentration, skill, balancing act is absolutely wonderful. His team mate has got 18 years of experience in this aattam and his skill is equally appreciable. They were remarkable and the crowd went berseck when Mr Mohan picked needles in his eyes through dance.

Imagine performing even little bit of dancing with 5 feet kaavadi on your head and look at the photo ! Nothing more to say J

The group from Vijayawada proved to be damn good to believe. They played good music, danced a bit but did some wonderful team act ! Most of the crowd enjoyed it very well with very little understanding or meaning of their song !

In and around of Natesan Park was fully lit and decorated for Chennai sangamam. The night out street festival on 13th Jan, 2009 was a massive hit. Shops were set up on the platforms and dancers were performing on the road. Crowd mingled with them and took videos, photos etc and rediscovered their kiddish days !

Pudukottai Pugazhendi's program is called "Aagada Vikatam"; Kind of villu patty with talk show; they were amazingly humorous and took the control of the crowd in ease and made jokes on every topic. Damn good program !

Sanjay Subramaniam's performance at Nageswara Park, Mylapore was excellent as usual !

One could have enjoyed bravery arts at Lady Wellington school ground. The Silambattam, Judo fights were the best. Unfortunately, I could not take good pictures because of lighting issues.

I have not done justice to 4500 performances, so do participate next item.... You are sinning if you live in chennai and doesnt care about this !

Here is the weblink for photos / pictures. Download videos (real player compatible) of performances at Chennai Sangamam 2009 !

Enjoy !

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