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Spelling magic with Bharatnatyam

Spelling magic with Bharatnatyam
The performance commenced with Hariye Gathi, a Telugu composition of Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, set to Ragamalika and Talam Adi, where she described, ‘Hari, you are my only abode, you are the only protector of all beings, protect me oh! Consort of Alamelu Manga’.

Followed by Andal, which addresses to the conch, the panchajanya and asked if the Lords lips smelt like that of the lotus or the camphor, and tasted sweet.

Speaking about her experience, Kavitha commented 'It was a great honor for me to have performed in front of an ever so appreciative audience at the India International Center. I have always looked forward to my dance performances at Delhi, for the reception and experience has always been enriching and overwhelming.'

'Last year, the India International Rural Cultural Centre (IIRCC) invited me to interact with and perform for the lesser-privileged school children from the rural and semi urban areas of Delhi. These were the children from lower middle-class, who were not exposed to the art but were extremely interested in learning the art form.

Performing for them and teaching them a few mudhras and steps gave me an immense satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment in pursuing Bharatanatyam-my art, passion & pride,' she added.

Her next performance was Javali, in Ragam Parasu  and Talam – Adi, where the Heroine says, ‘none can quail my Lord in beauty, valour or in showering love and affection’!

The concert was followed by a Sanskrit recital, a Varnam, Omkara pranava Nadotbhava in Raga Shanmugapriya and talam Adi. In this recital piece the dancer described, how from the Omkara were born the Sruthi, Laya and Swara and how Murali’s flute is also an incarnation of the omkara. Pada Neerajamule namiti, here, the Lotus feet of the Omkara is glorified.

Finally the finale saw a mesmerising performance from Thirupugazh, glorifying the valour of Lord Muruga.

The dance performance was ably supported by music ensemble with Kaushik on the vocal support, N.K. Kesavan on the Mridangam, L. Narendrakumar on Nattuvangam and Rakesh Prasanna on the flute.
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