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Cultural extravaganza on the sands of Cauvery

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Many troupes get a chance to perform at the ‘summer beach’

Catching the imagination:Members of the Revathi Muthusamy troupe performing at the summer beach in Tiruchi.
Catching the imagination:Members of the Revathi Muthusamy troupe performing at the summer beach in Tiruchi.

The summer beach on the dry bed of the Cauvery has proved a big hit with the entertainment-starved Tiruchiites.

The cultural programmes organised by the Department of Art and Culture on weekends and holidays turned out to be an added attraction. On the inaugural day, the students of the Government Music School in the city rendered the mangala isai .

This was followed by veena concert by Srinithi Karthikeyan troupe of Karur. Tiruchi Selvam troupe presented thappattam and silambattam on April 21. The Srirangam Bharathanatyalaya troupe presented a variety dance programme involving more than 20 students. The troupe commenced its programme with Kathaigal miguntha engal Tamil vaazhgave paying tributes to the rich cultural heritage of the Tamil language. This was followed by a dance performance to Subramania Bharathi’s Senthamizh Naadennum Pothinile .

The highlight of the performance was the dance drama to Bharathi’s song Om Sakthi; OmSakthi; Om . The dance drama Seetha Kalyanam , peacock and snake dance too were well received by the audience. Gothasri, Charanya, Oriyanka, Sinduja, Sowmya, Jayasudha, Subasri, Durga and Harini excelled in their performances. Revathi Muthuswamy, director, Srirangam Bharathanatyalaya, directed and choreographed the show. The Nattiya Kalalaya Sujatha troupe of Karur presented a dance drama last weekend. A musical pattimandram also formed part of the cultural programmes. K. Sekar, principal, Chidambaram Pillai College for Women, Manachanallur, was the moderator.

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