Tejas Luminous Excerpts
By Malini Srinivasan and Dancers
Excerpts from the dance suite Tejas Luminous. Dusk and Evening, composed by Ilari Kaila, are cross-over pieces. In each piece Malini has adapted the Bharatanatyam form to evoke the musical aesthetic. In Dusk, Kaila arranges an Indian raga (melodic scale) to bring out unsuspected harmonies. In Evening, traditional Indian rhythmic patterns are performed by a Western percussion ensemble. Night is composed by Hindustani composer/vocalist Samarth Nagarkar.