Deepika performs at Raj Bhavan

Deepika Reddy and her disciples presented ‘Hari Hara Vaibhavam’, a colourful thematic presentation on the eve of Ugadi at the Raj Bhavan. The first half of the programme was in praise of Hara - Lord Shiva the lord of dance. The programme commenced with a vivid recount of the story of Shiva Parvathi leading to the wedding of the celestial couple who in turn fondly remember incidents in their past and join them in their dance. This was followed by an item describing the momentous episode of Gangavatarana which was brilliantly choreographed by Deepika Reddy in which she donned the role of Ganga. The second half of the programme was in praise of Hari - Lord Vishnu. The dancers skilfully exhibited an excerpt from the Tarangam, dancing on the rim of a brass plate. They concluded with the melodious Annamacharya kirtana Paramapurshudu in Aharya depicting the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Governor ESL Narsimhan commended Deepika Reddy’s performance. Kavitha Prasad conducted the event. The other dancers were Sravya Reddy, Mihira Pathuri, Pooja Reddy, Srinvasa Sreya, Gayathri Narne, Shyamala Vinukonda, Sreelatha Siram and Shloka Reddy. Vocal and nattuvangam were by DSV Sastry.

Bharatanatyam arangetram

Supriya Subramanian, disciple of guru Vyshnavie Sainath, had her Bharatanatyam arangetram on April 4 at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad. The young dancer commenced her presentation with an Alarippu in ragam Valaji followed by a jatiswaram in Aboghi. The Varnam Velanai Kanbom Varir in Kamas was the centre piece that captured the attention of the audience. This was followed by the catchy Meera bhajan Ghunguroo Baandh Meera Nachi which received much applause. The rare Sri Krishna Astotra Malika depicted Arjuna’s dilemma and Krishna’s message of Bhagavat Gita. The performance concluded with a tillana in Amritha varshini ragam.