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Mysore Subramanya, Nov 12, 2012 : 0:42 IST
Prateeksha Kashi performs at Nritya Bharath festival.
Nritya Bharath fest

The Natyantharanga Dance School celebrated its Silver Jubilee with ‘Nritya Bharath’. In the 5-day programme Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali, Kalaripattu, apart from Bharathanatya were performed. Music concerts, lecture, demonstrations – enhanced the usefulness of the festival. The school conducts classes in dance, music (vocal and instrumental) and yoga – throughout the year, under the direction of Shubha Dhananjay, senior dancer.

On Tuesday, the festival opened with the performance of the prize winners. Dr Karuna Vijayendra, noted scholar, gave a lecture demonstration on the Margi-Desi dances of Karnataka. Prateeksha Kashi (Shambhavi School of Dance) is one artiste who evokes instant pleasure, every time. The ‘Taranga’ is a tested piece in Kuchipudi. Standing on the brass plate she danced with ease and assurance, though it was very brief. With her graceful movements and expressive eyes Bhairavi (Ragamalika) was also appealing. No doubt she has a bright future.

Falling short of conviction

It was followed by a duet – husband and wife from Mysore, Badari Divya Bushan and Anjana Bhushan’s Bharatanatya. They opened their programme with a invocatory piece ‘Gajavadana Karuna Sadana’ in the raga Sriranjini followed by ‘Brochevarevarura’, the popular keerthane. But their rigid ‘angikas’ robbed of its visual richness, falling short in conviction.

With some more higher training, their performance may become impactful. Anupama Mohan’s (Cochin) Troupe chose the famous ‘Sri Krishna Parijatha,’ the legendary Kuchupudi dance drama.

Rukmini, Satyabhama, Sri Krishna and Narada performed with abandon, interesting lyrics and of course less dance and more drama. The music was melodious but loud at times. If Satyabhama can reduce her weight, the role may look more attractive and she will be able to perform easily also.

The concept of ‘Nritya Bharath’ is good and welcome. But the organisers must rise the duration of each programme (party) by reducing the number of programmes, every day.

Sangeetha Sabha


Poorvi is the new addition to the long list of the Sangeetha Sabhas of the city. It is aiming to conduct music concerts, workshops at the BP Indian School, Malleswaram, once in 3 months, under the leadership of Dr B R Padmanabha Rao (President) and Hiremagalur Pradeep (Managing Trustee) and Umapathi Raju P (Chairman).

M S Sheela, senior vocalist, gave the inaugural concert, accompanied by Nalina Mohan on violin, C Cheluvaraj on mridanga and T N Ramesh on ghata. Dropping the off repeated varnas, Sheela opened her programme with a varna in the raga Nalinakanthi. A divine composition of Saint Thyagaraja ‘Tulaseedala’ was embellished with nerval and swara.

After ‘Sri Ramya Chithalankara’ with swara, she chose Purvi Kalyani. With her melodious voice, she moulded it into an essay of aesthetic finesse. An infrequent krithi ‘Marachi Thive mo nennu’ with unhustled grace, enriched the delineation. A ugabhoga (Ninnane Nambide Krishna) and a devotional revealed its devotional and lyrical grandeur.

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