An impressive Bharatanatyam recital
Ananda Priya Foundation presented a spellbinding Bharatanatyam dance recital by disciples of Geetha Genesan at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Auditorium on Saturday.
Ananda Priya Foundation presented a spellbinding Bharatanatyam dance recital by disciples of Geetha Genesan at Potti Sriramulu Telugu University Auditorium on Saturday. This presentation was part of AnandaPriya's continued commitment to create a platform for young and talented artists. Art and literature lovers turned up in large numbers to enjoy the performance.
Artistes and disciples of Geetha Ganesan - VK Rishika, Amruta Mungikar, DS Aditi, Amulya Manja, Shivani, Bhuvaneshwari, Sreeveni, Shravya, Shambhavi and Rasagna presented ‘Sri Krishnaleelamrutham’ with flawless abhinaya, nritta and nritya. The performance started with an invocation Pushpanjali – ‘Gajavadana Beduve’ in Amrutavarshini raga. This was followed by a well-choreographed varnam in Kalyani raga by Rajee Narayan. Narration of episodes such as ‘Sri Krishna jananam’, ‘Pootana vasham’, ‘Govardhanagiri dhaaranam’, ‘Kalinga nartanam’, ‘Draupadi maana samrakshanam’ and ‘Geethopadesam’ were presented. Up next was a harmonious ‘Bhav geet’ by Suresh Bhatt (music originally composed by Hridayanath Mangeshkar) which presented a playful Krishna playing with Gopikas and highlighted the artistes' skill in handling sringara rasa aesthetically. The scintillating thillana in Brindavana Saranga raga, composed by Madurai N Krishnan provided a fitting finale.
Abhinaya Kala Ratna Geetha Ganesan is one of the illustrious Bharatanatyam dancers of the present generation. An accomplished exponent, Geetha won great appreciation as a performing artiste both in India and aboard. Recipient of many distinguished awards, Geetha has set many new milestones by performing, choreographing and teaching exquisite items of Bharatanatyam margam and many dance dramas. She is the founder director of Uttaraa Centre for Performing Arts (UCPA) imparting training to students in the south Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam.