Feb 03, 2023
Feb 03, 2023
by Indu G
More by : Indu G
|Very true. |
Being classical dancer, i can get the point.
It is actually being happenned today everywhere.
Which is wrong.
I agree to some extent. I really like the last sentence, Induji, for it reflects the inner pain in you. And yes, Divine does not have ego.
Here lets consider one point. Divinity, spirituality is what is called India. India with its Sanskrit, Tradition and Culture (which includes dance, music, painting, sculpture etc). Earlier we had Emperors, Kings to protect people as well as tradition and culture. Every artist was given proper recognition and needed support to practice the art, to continue it and safely pass it on to the next generation. Now we just have organisations and yes sometimes the governance. People have passion for dance, people use dance, people do business with dance, people exploit dance, people mock dance......... What else can one expect from them. It is seen everywhere, in every field. In olden days we had one Ruler whose order was followed, but now........ To live, everyone is choosing something or the other for livelihood one of them is dancing. This will continue till the organisations stop encouraging dancers who are not well versed and the Head deciding on such things......
Coming to divinity and spirituality:- its true that divinity is not seen in dance performances. For that every dancer has to feel the divinity from inner-self. That is possible only if the dancer sees the divine form from within.That is possible when the Guru who himself believes that dance is divine, guides the students in divine path then one can see the divine performances all around. In commercial times it is not easy to be divine and also be clever to earn livelihood. Here again I am not talking about people who are well enough to run dance schools without any fees. People who are in need selected dance as easy to earn livelihood and are settled happily
Even today, will be tomorrow, and for many more centuries to come people rely on Valmiki Ramayana, Vyasa Mahabharata, Bhagavadgita or Lalita Sahasranamam, Goda Pasuras, Sivaanandalahari etc for guidance, for peace of mind, for new ideas etc, New Stotras, hymns, are unearthed and found their place in peoples' hearts BUT it is always along with the old ones and sometimes comparing with the old ones. But it is always the old ones that stand as Himalayas. Natya sastra of 2nd C is still remains as seminal importance.
Coming to the songs of Tanjore Quartret:- Those are the part of the base, the foundation. Always it is on foundation that the structure stands, the stronger the foundation the stronger the structure is. There are many new new items experimented by many dance scholars including the DNA of humans in form of Dance ballet.
Regarding the politics:- The politics start in the house itself. One trying to out ride the other to get good name or to listen praises from people or usurp the property without losing good name. "I am not talking about the Families who are an inspiration to other families". The family politics continued to the society and then to ......
If the hunger is satiated then yes, we may expect change. But to get final result 1. The self realization (in Masters, Dancers) that Dance is Divine 2. The highest authority should protect and take care of arts and artists so that they can concentrate on authentic, aesthetic and divine dance and successfully pass the same on to the next generations properly and correctly.
New tastes are always welcome but not by neglecting old ones.
Old is always Gold.
Thank you for allowing to share certain points.