Bharatnatyam recital that left the audience enthralled
A cultural evening organised by Aayam Institute of Performing Arts, left the audience mesmerized by traditional Bharatnatyam recital. The performance, which was an ode to God Krishna, was held at Triveni Kala Sangam Auditorium, on January 14. Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister, New Delhi, marked his presence as the chief guest of the evening.
Apart from him, the event, "Krishanmai", was also graced by personalities like Padma Bhushan Raja and Radha Reddy, Padma Shri Bharti Shivaji, Padma Shri Pt. Bhajan Sapporo and Dr Ashok Pradhan, who could not resist appreciating the fantabulous performance by Aparna Chandnani.
Aparna, who is a disciple of Guru Shrimati Sindhu Bhagia Mishra, presented her solo Bharatnatyam recital choreographed by her Akka (Sindhu Ma'am). The performance, in which verses were taken from the poems of Meerabai, Surdas, and other saint-poets, was conceptualized and choreographed by Sindhu Mishra. The music was composed by Sudha Raghuraman.
The event commenced with Guru stuti, which depicted Meera's was of guru, who could wade a path to reach Lord Krishna. This was followed by Allarippu in chatusra jati ( a traditional Bharatnatyam item). The next in line was 'Varnam', consisting of jathis ( pure dance ) and abhinaya. 'Varnam', whose portions have been taken from Meera's poem, is all about Meera's love, bhakti, and passion for Lord Krishna.
The third performance showcased traditional padam portraying the sweet relationship between mother Yashoda and Krishna. The fourth one, however, was based on the sweet arguments of Krishna and Radha. Here, Radha was trying to explain to her mother that it was due to the mischiefs of Krishna that she reached home late. This piece was taken from Surdas's poetry.
Finally, the curtain was drawn after a beautiful rhythmic piece in Carnatic music.