Narrating a story with ease

Narrating a story with ease

Confident Steps

Chalana Pakati, a young danseuse, presented her bharatanatyam rangapravesha at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall recently. Chalana, who has been training under Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran, stated off with an invocatory number — Pushpanjali, following which she rendered the Ganesha Stuti.

Then came the main number of the recital, the ‘Nrityopaharam. She sailed through the entire gamut of technical and narrative sequences with ease. ‘Tales of Lord Krishna’ — his birth in trying circumstances, how the baby was taken away to Gokula, Pootana Samhara, Kalinga Mardhana, Geetopadesha etc were enacted with confidence and conviction. 

Further, she performed ‘Abhinaya’ numbers — one dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, and then a Devarama describing the pranks of little Krishna. Chalana concluded her recital with aplomb, with a fast-paced Thillana. The chief guests on the occasion were danseuse and choreographer Veena Murthy Vijay and cine star Srimurali.
Veena spoke with overwhelming joy, about how much she enjoyed Chalana’s performance. Chalana was endowed with the rare qualities of talent, commitment and perseverance, she said. 

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