Vijayalakshmi has been rewriting the repertoire of Mohiniyattam, breathing fresh perspective into tradition by creating path-breaking choreographies in the contemporary scene today. She has explored several new dimensions in Mohiniyattam, presenting new choreographies by drawing upon both traditional and contemporary themes.
Unniarcha, inspired from ‘Vadakkan Pattukal’ or the ballads of North Malabar. This was an innovation of a singular kind in the field of Mohiniyattam, where for the very first time, elements of Kalaripayattu, the 2000 year-old martial art tradition of Kerala, was incorporated into a Mohiniyattam production, bearing a rich testimony of her outstanding abilities as a dancer.
In Swan Lake, inspired by the celebrated composition of the great Russian composer Tchaikovsky, Vijayalakshmi explored the idiom of Mohiniyattam through a completely different genre of music.
Paryapti draws upon the regional ethos and the musical tradition of Bengal. This eclectic production celebrates the inherent divinity in all forms of creation and at all levels of society, by exploring the culture, evolvement and status of courtesans in India.