Chennai, Dec 9:
Jagyaseni Chatterjee’s stage performance at the second-day Trinity Arts Festival of India-2018, being organised at the Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore, was something stupendous and remarkable.
It was interesting to see the dancer conveying her emotion of love to Lord Muruga, through her friend. Through the song Sahiyea, endhan velanidam pooi solladi, Maalai pozhudhiley, Maancholai Nizhaliley Mannanadithedi Mangai Naan Maiyalil vaadinen”. ( Tell Velan (Muruga), I am in Love with him, and has been suffering under the grooves of mangoes shadow, I have flew down with the help of a peacock and waiting eagerly to see him.
The stanzas involve, that Ms Chatterjee should tell that she is in love with the Lord through her facial expressions, and in another expression she must show that bhava that she had been under the shadow of a mango groove after she travelled on a peacock. The successive bhavas and abhinayam for all these two stanzas were clearly exhibited by the dancer, at the Arts Festival on the second-day.
The eagerness of the ‘heroine’, for darshan of her Lord was well explained on the stage with mukhanaya expressions by Ms Chatterjee had won the applause of the audience.
Jagyaseni who is from Bengal, eight years ago to Chennai has obtained Masters from Madras University after she had quit her job. Her passion for dance, made to spend the entire savings to learn Bharata natyam. A disciple of Lakshmi Ramaswamy, Jagyaseni, has been touring around the world and learning the Tamil language was not barrier to her, as she had learnt, as and when she danced for Tamil songs, with abhinayam.
Even then it is too difficult to show expressions on stages for a Bengali girl, but Jagyaseni proves that she has been well versed in the language to perform her dance on stages for Tamil songs. Language is not important for any artiste, but the expressions through which one could convey the meaning to the audience, and in this Jagyaseni proves well.