Mayur Nritya in Prambanan Open Stage
The artistes from Indian Folk Dance Group danced like a peacock with the “Mayur Nrutya” presented by them being the star attraction at Open Stage Prambanan Ramayana, Friday night (13/3) Yogyakarta.
The nimble-footed dancers used peacock feathers to dress up their costume. The artistes of Giriraja Krishna Sanskrutika Samiti enacted stories of Krishna and Radha on songs composed in Braj. The dance is extremely simple with minimum of steps and movements. But the dance has its charm because of its typical style.
The “Mayur Nrutya” is performed during the rainy season because it is the time to celebrate greenery, adding that it is based on radha pinning for Krishna’s love. Braj is the land of Krishna and the dances are influenced by his Leela. That’s why it is also called Braj Nrutya. The melodious cries of the peacock is associated with rain and fertility
Indian art performances in Yogyakarta was held in cooperation with PT Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko by the Indian Embassy in Jakarta. [rovitavare/jogjatoday]
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