A stunning expertise
DEVOTED Priya Ganesh's performance was marked by deep involvement
Seasoned violinist T.S. Krishnamurthy (TSK) delighted the audience with his brilliant solo recital at the Yavanika under the EFCEP series. Demonstrating his tremendous expertise, TSK was at home in all departments of manodharma sangeetha. All his musical intentions came alive in his executions with refined artistry. The technique of bowing and fingering could easily realise both raga and sahitya bhava to the fullest extent. The gamakas that form the soul of Carnatic music were evoked in a subtle manner. His teenaged disciple Niranjan vied for equal honours.
Aptly accompanied by T.S. Chandrasekhar (mridanga) and M.A. Krishnamurthy (ghata), TSK began his recital with the artistic Shahana varna.
Soon, he established an intimate rapport with the audience with a fine "Gajavadana Beduve" (Hamsadhwani) adorned with lively kalpanaswaras. He continued to enchant the rasikas with a neatly drawn Mayamalavagowla for "Devadeva". Niranjan and his guru made the following swaravinyasa an enjoyable experience. For a welcome change Kalavathi raga was taken up for a detailed treatment. The delineation of Lathangi was the highlight of the evening. Without yielding to any extraneous attempts and instrumental-gimmickry, the violinist drew a vibrant picture of the raga and the krithi "Marivere dikkevaru" was beautifully ornamented with sahitya and swaravinyasa.
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A promising Bharatanatya dancer Priya Ganesh had the right stance, dance line and involvement in her performance at the same venue.
Starting with a Ganesha stuti (Nata), Priya endeared herself with the exposition of mishra chapu jatiswara. The Revathi shabda in praise of Lord Shiva and his leelaas brought out the abhinaya talent.
Brimming with confidence and full of special feel for movement, her presentation characterised in ample measure the joy of Bharatanatya. "Indendu vachchitivira" (Suruti) was the medium for the portrayal of a khandita nayaki.
She excelled in the padaabhinaya for "Yaake neenilli pavadisideyo Hariye". Varieties of adavus and the flowing teermanas marked the concluding Pharaz tillana.
Priya was appropriately accompanied by her guru B.K.Vasanthalakshmi (nattuvanga), Bharati Venugopal (vocal), Jayaram (flute) and Ramesh (mridanga).
M. SURYA PRASAD
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