Incredible footwork under spotlight

Incredible footwork  under spotlight

An ensemble of various dances from across the country were presented at Nitya Nritya 2012, a festival of Indian dances.


Held at the JSS Auditorium recently, dancers like Yamini Muthanna, Urmila Sathaynarayana and many others offered a treat to the audience. Along with bharatanatyam, sattriya, a dance form from Assam was presented by
Anita Sharma, a dancer from Guwahati.


Several colleges, who were invited to perform in the afternoon, presented contemporary dances on the occasion. “Many colleges in the City have a dance group and they perform regularly at various fests. This time, we wanted to invite them for our dance fest.

Colleges like Mount Carmel, MS Ramaiah College of Engineering, MES College etc participated in our fest. They presented different styles of dance like western and contemporary. The students were enthusiastic about it and they presented a good show,” said Lalitha Srinavasan, director of Nupura School of
Music and Dance.

Straight hand movements, variations in formations and smooth lifts characterised the performance of the contemporary dancers. Their costume and synchronisation added to their performance even further and they received a lot of appreciation from the audience. Anita Sharma’s Assamese dance was very well received as Bangaloreans got an opportunity to see a different style from that state. “Along with Anita we also had Hari and Chetana who did a kathak recital. We had a whole variety of dances in the fest,” added Lalitha.

The fest also saw lecture demonstrations on contemporary dance which gave an insight into the origin and highlighted the techniques and methods of contemporary dance. Many students of dance and those interested in this style of dance took part in the lecture demonstration.

The students of ‘Nupura School of Music and Dance’ presented a bharatnatyam recital Tatvam Asi from Geeta Govinda. Their coordination and style teamed with their expressions and hand movements stole the show. Yamini Muthanna and Urmila Sathaynarayana presented a bharatnatyam recital and enthralled the audience with their unique style.

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