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The choreography Radha-Madhavam highlights the philosophical aspect that views Radha as the ‘Jeevatma’ and Krishna as the ‘Paramatma’; The longing of Radha and Krishna for each other has been devotionally carried forward through generations since the 12th century. Each time its interpretation unveils another more profound meaning. The relationship between Radha and Krishna is the best example of the human embodiment of love, passion, and devotion at a spiritual level. Radha’s longing for Krishna symbolises life’s intense longing for the ultimate unification with Almighty,which is Jeevatma’s ultimate merge with the Paramatma. At this point, life becomes one with the soul. Krishna’s flute sounds so influential to the whole universe because it embodies the energy of the Cosmos. His beauty, charm and musical skill impassion women everywhere.
In the embrace of Krishna, the women found refuge; This cumulative myth sustained one essential point: for women, Krishna was a personal God, always accessible and unfailingly responsive. Radha–Madhavam is a choreography in two fascinating arts traditions from Kerala, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam, that competently highlights the masculine and feminine elements of classical dance.
Pallavi Krishnan, a leading exponent of Mohiniyattam in the national and international performance circuit, is acclaimed for her versatility as a performer, choreographer, and trainer. Initially, Pallavi earned her training in Kathakali and Mohiniyattam under Guru Kalamandalam Sankaranarayanan at Santiniketan.

Pallavi Krishnan
Artistic Director.
Lasya Akademi of Mohiniyattam
Charulata, 16th Street, Hari Nagar.
Thrissur – 680 002.
Kerala ,INDIA.

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