METRO PLUS

Of music, dance and poetry

BHARATANATYAM DANCER Indira Kadambi and her Carnatic musician husband T. V. Ramprasadh will present a music and dance programme with a difference on April 12, 6.30 p.m. at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore. The presentation titled "Vamshi - the flute" will be a combination of Bharatanatyam, music and poetry — with original English poetry by Sreekumar Varma, Tamil poetry by Prof. Raghuraman and verses from the Periyapuranam and Thiruvaimozhi. There are also lyrics in Sanskrit, Hindi and Kannada. Music is by T. V. Ramprasadh. "Flute is the most ancient and the most widespread of the sushira vadyas (wind instruments). The Vedas refer to the Venu and old Tamil texts refer to the Kuzhal," says Indira. "The presentation deals with the flute as an instrument," says Ramprasadh. While Ramprasadh will be the lead vocalist, Indira who has done the choreography will dance to the English poetry reading by Deesh Mariwalla and Tamil poetry reading by P. Akila. Nattuvangam will be by Neewin Harshall and stage d�cor by Hema and V. V. Ramani.

V. R. DEVIKA