The elegance of moves and poses

The elegance of moves and poses

Annual event

Triveni Kala Sangam recently hosted the annual Bharatnatyam presentation titled Prerna Utsav, 2015, by the students of Kalyani Kala Mandir and disciples of Guru Rashmi Khanna.

Eleven students took the stage and left the audience spellbound by their recitals. The event started with Mallari, an invocatory item devoted to the deity. The act was choreographed by Rashmi Khanna and performed by Abhishree Joshi, Arushi Bahl, Rishika Singh and Ishika Chopra.

It was followed by Anandmayi, an item in praise of mother Meera, performed by Ridhi Gupta, Ananya Chopra, Ganya Arora, Avishi Chopra, Sameera Nanda and Aahana Mohanty.

Further, the students took the stage with Jatiswaram set to raga Kannada, ‘Talam Rupakam’, ‘Algiri Nandini’, ‘Ragamalika’ in ‘Taalam Aadi’, performed in the praise of Goddess Parvati. It was presented by Abhishree Joshi, Arushi Bahl, Ishika Chopra, Rishika Singh and Bhagya Singh. The piece was choreographed by Guru Kalyani Shekhar.

  The evening ended with a Tillana or rhythmic piece in Carnatic music in raga ‘Kamas’ and ‘Talam Aadi’.  The performance featured strong foot movements and elegant poses. Tillana was choreographed by Guru Kalyani Shekar and Rashmi Khanna and was performed by Rishika Singh, Bhavya Singh, Ishika Chopra, Arushi Bahl and Abhishree Joshi.

Speaking on the occasion, Khanna said, ‘It gives me immense pleasure when I see my students performing with such confidence and grace. As a teacher, it makes me feel proud to see them excelling in their skills. I’m extremely happy and satisfied with all my students today as their hard work and dedication were hugely appreciated by the audience.”