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Sangita Vasudevan

PLEASING TO the eye and melodious to the ear was the recital of Sangita Vasudevan, disciple of Radha, at the Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall on July 17. Following the margam faithfully the dancer began with the Natesa Kavuthuvam in Hamsadhwani, talam Adi. The devotion with which the regular familiar Kavuthuvam was approached set the tone for the rest of the items that followed.

Following quickly on its heels was the Swarajathi in Husseni, talam Rupakam where stamina concentration and the competence of Sangita was put to test. With a good grip over the adavus, her movements were sedate crossing smoothly into the racy progression of the piece in the second half.

The padam, "Padari Varuguthu" in Khamboji, talam Adi, was executed in a leisurely manner especially after the Varnam. A Javali in Paras and a Thillana in Adi talam, a composition of Lalgudi Jayaraman concluded the recital.

Giving the artist excellent support were Radha (who had also done the choreography) on the nattuvangam, Girija Ramaswamy (vocal), Nagaraj (violin) and Sakthivel (mridangam).

CHITRA MAHESH

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