28 November, 2007

Colours & Emotions.-The Navarasas

Last week I saw a bharathanatyam (dance) performance by Dr.Leela Samson of Kalakshetra on the T.V.It was very enjoyable & interesting. She had interpreted an episode from Kalidasa's Kumarasambhavam.,which was very tastefully set to music.The second partof her recital was about the Navarasas or the Nine emotions.She had matched them to episodes from the Ramayana .I learnt that the nine emotions had nine colours to represent them visually.I found this very interesting as a student of psychology.I wonder if we can translate them into stitches or textures.That is something to explore & I wonder where it would lead me .My web is certainly getting more tangled.
Today I had got a surprise gift from my mother & sister for Karthigai.I loved it.