Lakshmi Ramanathan’s Bharatanatyam recital adhered to the grammar of the classical art.

Rasikas in Palakkad were treated to a Bharatanatyam recital recently. Lakshmi Ramanathan presented a competent recital that adhered to the grammar of Bharatanatyam.

Lakshmi began the recital with an invocatory Pushpanjali composed by Swamimali Rajaratnam Pillai and Subramania Bharati's Mahalakshmi stuthi. Both were in raga Natta.

A Tamil varnam of Papanasam Sivan in Nattakkurinchi, ‘Sami nanunthanatimai' came next.

A ragamalika virutham in Kapi and Mohanam and Arunachalakavirayer's ‘En pallikondeerayya' were also presented.

Snake dance

In ‘Nadarmudimelirukkum Nagappambe' in Punnagavarali, Lakshmi's lithe movements to mimic a snake's movement drew appreciation.

She ended the recital with Bharathiyar's ‘Santhi Nilava vendum' in Thilang. The programme was organised by Palghat Fine Arts Society.