(ADavallAnin aindu sabhaigaL)
"A classical dancer's delight..."
"The tunes are fresh in my mind even after 7 years..."
"Very innovative music..."
The Cosmic Dance Halls,
a musical feature celebrating the five revered Dance Hall
temples of Shiva Nataraja. This work weaves the legends
around the five dance halls in a musical framework based
on south Indian classical music; it is inspired by and draws selectively
from the Tamil hymns of the Nayanmar saints of the 1st millennium
CE. The Cosmic Dance Halls was choreographed by Kalaimamani
Saraswathi Sundaresan and was performed
at the Patteeswarar temple at Coimbatore during the Natyanjali
festival in 1998 and has been featured several times on
the state owned television network Doordarshan.