Kuchipudi dance recital to enthrall the audiences
To give a visual treat to her audience, Divyangana, a young and dynamic Kuchipudi dancer will be performing at Kamani auditorium on December 26. The dance recital will commence with 'Ganesh Stuthi', a customary prayer to the Gods for a successful show.
This will be followed by 'Tarana', a Hindustani musical item and a composition of Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar in Raag Bhairavi and Taal Eka. In this specific dance form, dancers are depicted as sculptures that come to life and dance happily in the temple's celebration but freezes back into sculptures towards the end.
Next in line is 'Bhamakalapam', which is a Sringara Kavya – practical exposition of Natya, Sangeeta, and Tala Shastras, altogether composed by Siddhendra Yogi. Even today, it is the most popular dance number and invariably the dream of every Kuchipudi artist to dance in the role of Satyabhama once in their lifetime. The dance number starts with Satyabhama entering the stage with a song that introduces her as the daughter of King Satrajeet, claiming to be the most beautiful amongst all women and the beloved of her lord.
This will be followed by 'Sason Ki Mala' – a popular Meera Bhajan. Post that, one can witness 'Tarangam' based on Raag Mohana and Taal Adi. 'Tarangam' marks the climax of a traditional Kuchipudi recital which depicts the famous stories of Krishna's childhood. This item ends with a display of exquisite virtuosity as the dancers execute intricate footwork patterns by dancing on the rim of a brass plate while coordinating with complicated rhythmic patterns.
Divyangna Ahuja is one of the most promising disciples of Padmabhushan and Padmashree Dr Raja Radha And Kaushalya Reddy. She has been trained at the institution named Natya Tarangini and emphazises on the perfection of techniques, foot work and body movement with a fine balance of 'Abhinaya'.