dance recital at Shiva Vishnu temple, Florida
The Shiva Vishnu temple in South Florida, organized a dance concert for Shivaratri by Sujatha Srinivasan and her daughter Shriya Srinivasan on March 2, 2008 as part of the Shivarathri celebrations of the temple.
Sujatha danced to a compilation of recorded music. A thorough professional, Sujatha sailed through the evening’s performance with elegance and grace.
commenced with the traditional Thodayamangalam in praise of Lord Gnana
Sabesar of Vazhuvoor. Sujatha then performed the Oothukadu composition
in praise of Nartana Ganapathy. Sujatha's precise movements set the tone
for the rest of the recital.
Sujatha enthralled the audience with Krishna Nee Begane, so much so that one could hear giggling from the younger dancers in the audience. Sujatha has trained her daughter remarkably well. Shriya Srinivasan who performed two solos and one with her mother was perfect in her execution of nrtta and her abhinaya was to the point.
her recital with the brisk Kathanakuthuhalam thillana of Dr. Balamuralikrishna
and a Bhoomi Mangalam of Pandit Ravishankar. Sujatha needs to be commended
for strictly adhering to tradition. Her graceful dance fully emphasized
the Vazhuvoor bani. South Florida residents hope to see more of her
performances in the future.
Sridhar is a disciple of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam and the current chairperson
of the cultural committee of Shiva Vishnu temple.