Bharata Nrityam for Kalai Vizha
A Bharata Nrityam dance recital by Bala Devi Chandrashekar, senior disciple of the noted Bharata Nrityam exponent Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, was hosted in New Jersey as part of a major fundraising event "Kalai Vizha" on the occasion of IACRF's 11th anniversary.
Bala's performance revolved around Shringara and "Bhakti Rasa" - nectar of devotion through dance. It offered a unique experience of the rich and intricate tapestry of Bharata Nrityam.
in Arabhi was brisk, bringing out the variety of tala and the execution
of intricate adavu jatis with felicitous grace and sparkle. The sahitya
gave enough scope to invest abhinaya with appropriate dramatic Hindu pantheon.
With an expressive visage, one could see the subtle nuances in appropriate
balance between nrita and nritya.
In the song Baro Krishnayya by saint Kanakadasa, Bala's depiction of Yashoda beckoning child Krishna with vatsalya, taking his hand and walking along before scooping him up in her arms was remarkable. As she brought alive Sri Krishna's image turning to give darshan to Kanakadasa, the audience sat spell bound.
portrayed the aesthetic beauty and choreographic style of Bharata Nrityam
known for its grace, purity, and statuesque poses.