Monday, April 19, 2021

Shiva Tandava Stotram - A Lovely Dance Production by Pasumarthy Kumara Datta and Team DP Chores

Paumarthy Kumara Datta has always struck me as a  serious student of dance and displays a learning mindset, considerable ambition and desire to work hard and grow. So today when he shared a video he directed and choreographed on Shankar Mahadevan's superb rendition of Shiva Tandava Stotram (something which I heard at full volume last year during the lockdown period to preserve my sanity).

Watch the video. I loved it. 

The team is called DP Chores and comprises of the following artists - Mallikarjun, Pavan, Badari, Bharat, Kumara Datta, Harsha and Chandrika. They shot the video at the Narayana Swami temple located in Saamarlakota near Kakinada over two days (plus another two days for post-production work).

Datta said that they are all childhood friends who are on the same journey who came together for this production which is their first and are planning to do more in future. 

The story behind the 'Shiva Tandava Stotram' - Ravanasura, a great devotee of Lord Shiva, travelled to Kailash Parbat by walk, playing his damarukh and chanting slokas on Lord Shiva which are said to be "Shiva Tandava Stotram."

Good work Datta and team DP Chores. Looking forward to more such productions.

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