completes one year!
June 11, 2010
The first of every month is associated with Sai Nrityotsav in Bangalore. It's good to remember a dance program on this day apart from getting involved in other activities. Sai Nrityotsava has presented 212 artists in one year. These numbers show the interest and the growth of the organisation.
Monsoon began with a well attended performance. June 1st was the day on which Sai Nrityotsav completed one year, presenting a remarkable series of events through the year. The event emerged with two young dancers, Mrudula Bhasker and Bharati Reddy, who are the students of young and energetic dancer Mithun Shyam. Ganesha Stuthi gave a start and it was followed by a varnam. Though it was condensed, it gave the necessary feel. Mrudula performed a devaranama, "kadagola taarenna" with ease, and the evergreen "Kanchadalayadakshi" was performed by Bharati. With their experience, they will surely blossom well.
Performing Odissi with ease, Sharmila Mukherjee thrilled the audience. A nritta piece, a Pallavi with sculpture like poses were showcased. The movements were beautifully executed, which appealed the audience. Next to follow was a poem depicting the ever naughty Krishna who dresses as a woman to approach the nayika. Krishna's mischievous deeds and the shy nayika caught off-guard were portrayed well.
Kudos to Sai
Arts international, wishing many more such showcases to come!
Radhika Ramanujan is a Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher.