Nrithya in New Jersey
Vasundhara chose the story of the Ganga, the holiest of Indian rivers based on the theatrical script Ganga Lahari of Sri Udyavara Madhava Acharya. Combining graceful movement, amazing body control in various still positions and touching abhinaya, Vasundhara depicted the different stages of Ganga.
Ganga is one female in Indian scriptures who has played almost all roles of a woman in life viz., daughter, lover, wife, mother etc. Vasundhara enthralled the audience for close to 2 hours of non stop dance starting the story from the courts of Indra till the end where she requests us not to pollute her. Whether it was the youthful Ganga loving Mahabhisha, ardent devotion of Bhagiratha or the pleading Shantanu, Vasundhara's portrayal of each character was greatly appreciated by the audience.
P Ramaa as
the lead singer ensured that the audience had no difficulty in following
a complex story line through her melodious voice and clear rendering of
the script. Bhramari rendered the nattuvanga and dialogues. Jayaram
on flute was quite imaginative and instrumental in creating different moods
on the stage. Local artist Laxmisha Shridhar on mridangam did a phenomenal
job. Suchitra Laxmisha supported on the violin.
her little students presented few items in a short performance prior to
the main performance.