of Karanas in Bharata Nrityam
Radhika's guru Padma Subrahmanyam has carried out pioneering research on the expression of Karanas in the various classical Indian dance forms.
Radhika's dance style harmoniously blended the elements of Adavu (movement), Abhinaya (communication) and the Karanas in the unique style called Bharata Nrityam. In this performance, viewers were treated to an aesthetic display of Margi (techniques based on Natya Shastra) along with the Desi (regional) styles prevalent in various regions in India.
Another special number was Jatayu Moksha performed by Tara with Tchaikovsky’s symphony as background music. Originally, an idea of Padma Subrahmanyam, who performed it several years ago, Tara did it flawlessly and received applause for that.
Bharathiyar's "Theeraatha vilaiyattup pillai" brought the entire family (Radhika, Tara, Menaka and Sonia) on the stage performing as Yasodha, Yadhava ladies and Krishna and delighted the audience.
It was an evening, when the audience forgot their usual chores and enjoyed the artistic bliss.