It was a different Kuchipudi recital when 20 disciples of Chinese origin and one of Indian origin, all from Hong Kong, performed at Kalabharati here on Wednesday.

It was a different Kuchipudi recital when 20 disciples of Chinese origin and one of Indian origin, all from Hong Kong, performed at Kalabharati here on Wednesday.

Eranki Srihari Baladitya, a native of Visakhapatnam, who is training students at Hong Kong, brought the enthusiastic group of dancers to a workshop at the Kuchipudi Kalakshetra here and to give a lengthy performance, comprising 12 items.

An interesting aspect of the show was a grandmother, her daughter, and granddaughter performing in one item.

Sylvia So, her daughter Aki Lau, and granddaughter Sam Wong were among those who performed ‘Alokaye Sri Bala Krishnam’, a ‘Tarangam’ written by Sri Narayana Theertha. The performance was titled as Apoorva 3, since it was an unique event that was being held for the third time in the city, Guru Baladitya said. He brought his disciples here to provide them exposure and help them improve their knowledge and understanding of Indian culture and Kuchipudi. K.R. Sudharani (vocal), Phani (mridangam), Kukmar (flute), Satya Vishal (violin), and Baladitya (nattuvangam) supported the dance performance.

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