With guest dancer Malini Devi, our Padma Academy dance troupe presented Radha Kaise Na Jale from the movie Lagaan performed in Bharatanatyam style. Malini (playing Krishna) is a student of Srimati Viji Prakash of Shakti Dance Company and Champakalata (playing Radha) is a student of Srimati Sudha Chandrasekhar of Hindu Temple Rhythms. Both dance gurus come in line from the famous Tanjor gurus of Sri Raja Rajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir in Mumbai.
We danced for the occasion of Candrakanta and Narayan's wedding on February 26th, 2016 and especially chose this song as a gift to the bride. Please excuse the "rough" beginning as we could barely hear the music at first. But once those drums kicked in, we were off! ...into the land of Vraja where Radha and Krishna enact Their lila.
Dancers as seen in the line-up at the end: Right to Left (since the camera pans that way) Ramani Shiromani, Rupa Kishori, Karika, Champakalata, Malini, Kali Lalita, Tarani, Vinodini, Shrida, Nadia.