Dance duo's good stage chemistry
Suneetha and Vanitha, young disciples of Guru Revathi Narasimhan did their mentor proud with their neat Bharatanatya performance at the Yavanika during the Ankura Nrithyotsava-2005 held under the auspices of the Karnataka Nrithya Kala Parishath. The co-ordination between them was remarkable and the expertise matched with each other. Thus the elaboration of Lalgudi Jayaraman's Charukeshi varna "Innum enmanam" successfully highlighted their hold over nritta, nrithya and abhinaya.
Guru Padmini Ramachandran's disciple Keerthana Ravi moved briskly on the stage negotiating a demanding nritta. The Ganesha stuti was followed by a ragamalika varna "Swamiye Azhaitodiva". In this she was able to translate the complex jathis into a fine Bharatanatya vocabulary.
She scored well in abhinaya also. She evoked the vatsalya rasa through "Krishna nee begane baaro".
The concluding Mohana Kalyani tillana had some praiseworthy greeva bedhas and charis. Poornima and Lakshmi Srinivasan won laurels for the delineation of Dandayudha Pani Pillai's Navaragamalika varna, "Jagadodharana" and a krithi by Uttakkadu in Kaanada. The Ratipatipriya tillana by TVG was given a fine airing by the dancers. Their successful guru Dr. Shubharani Bolar lent an inspiring nattuvanga support. The vocal music support could have been more authentic and perfect.
M. SURYA PRASAD
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