Satwika performs the revived dance form, Perini
The Perini dance flourished in the Kakatiya era and is also named as the \'warrior dance\' as it was an inspirational art form to the warriors. Earlier this was performed only by male dancers as it was a Tandava lasya.
The Cultural Centre of Amaravati has organised ‘Perini dance’ of Satwika Penna on Thursday at the Cultural Centre in the city.
The Perini dance flourished in the Kakatiya era and is also named as the 'warrior dance' as it was an inspirational art form to the warriors. Earlier this was performed only by male dancers as it was a Tandava lasya.
The dance legend Nataraja Ramakrishna brought this art form into light and revived it. Later, females were also permitted to perform this dance as it has the importance of ‘Lasya’. Presently the Telangana State Government has recognised it as a dance form and due importance is given to this dance form as well.
Satwika penna commenced the recital with traditional dance ‘Pushpanjali’. The young Andhranatyam dance performer Satwika had initial training from her mother and also exponent in this dance Dr. Suvarchala Devi.
Further Satwika had special training for Perininatyam-lasyam and Navajanardhana Parijatam under the direct guidance of Klakrishna.
She continued the dance presentation with the items like ‘Bhavani koutam’, ‘Sriranga prabandha geetam’, along with the special items like ‘sabda pallavi’, ‘Sahitya pallavi’.
She has concluded the dance recital with the presentation of Amrutavarshini ragam. Satwika received claps with her expressions, foot work and active dance performance. The narration of Suvachala Devi for the items was impressive and informative.
Dr. Jandhala Sankar, Yarlagadda Harischandra Prasad and others were addressed in a brief meeting arranged on this occasion.