Sobha Naidu and her team breathed life into ‘Navarasa Natana Bhamini'.P. SURYA RAO
A packed Siddhartha Auditorium, Vijayawada, witnessed a superb dance drama performed by Sobha Naidu and her disciples. The programme was organised by Mummaneni Subba Rao Siddhartha Kala Peetham.
The dance drama titled Navarasa Natana Bhamini, written by Dandibhotla Narayana Murthy and set to music by Srinivas, was beautifully choreographed by Sobha Naidu who also directed the show.
Effective lighting, efficient nattuvangam by Kanna Rao and lilting vocal support by Manda Krishna Mohan and Nitya Santoshini took the dance drama to great heights.
The nava rasas were depicted by Sobha Naidu with great abhinaya skill and artistic excellence.
The episodes that represented the nine rasas were Daksha Yagnam and Sati Devi Dahanam (Bhibatsa), Kama Dahanam (Karuna), Siva Vivahantahkaranam (Hasya), aftermath of the wedding of Siva with Parvathi (Sringara), Siva bestowing the boon upon Gajasura (Bhayanaka), the dance of the divine couple (Adbhuta), the annihilation of Gajasura, Mahishasura (Veera and Roudra) and the pacified Devi (Santa).
Sobha donned the main role of Parvathi. The supporting roles were excellently portrayed by Srilakshmi, Nitya Subhaprada, Preeti and Sruta Keerti.
Fine performances also came from Vijayapal (Siva), Ch.Srinivas (Daksha, Mahishasura and Gajasura), Akshara (Indra), Anagha Ganesh (Manmadha), Sowndarya Prakash (Narada), Nandini (Saraswati), Vaishnavi (Bramha), Alekhya (Muni) and Yamini (Muni Patni).