The event, packed with art lovers of the City, started off with a mesmerising Bharatanatyam performance by the students of Kiran Subramanyam’s Rasika Academy, who danced their way into the hearts of the audience.
The all-girls team gave a high-octane performance in the opening dance number which narrated the importance and divinity of the natyashastra.
All the three compositions presented by the troupe were studded with technical brilliance and sensitive presentations.
In the final offering, Kiran’s students presented a Thani Avartanam where all the percussionists showcased their mettle along with the dancers. It was truly a visual feast to watch the young girls doing the magic with their creative dance steps.
Acclaimed actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Shobhana entered the stage amidst a huge applause from the audience as the second performer of the evening.
Her first piece was in praise of Lord Ganesha to the song Gananayaka Ganadaivataya rendered by Shankar Mahadevan.
Next, she presented a composition dedicated to Goddess Kali which delineated the attributes of the Black Goddess.
A composition on Radha-Krishna was also heart-warming.
She performed some awesome compositions with her troupe on fusion music. Her last piece was on Western classical music.
Violinists Ganesh and Kumaresh from Tamil Nadu, were next to perform.
The brothers gave a sparkling rendition of their own compositions and enthralled the crowd with their refreshing notes.
“All the three performances of today were amazing. Especially, I enjoyed the Ganesh-Kumaresh duo as their concert was lively and energising. For the first time, I listened to their music and eventually became their fan,” said Nagarjuna, one of the art lovers at the festival.