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Siripurapu Sanjana: Fine Kuchipudi recital

Lithe and grace Siripurapu Sanjana By arangement

Lithe and grace Siripurapu Sanjana By arangement  

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Young Siripurapu Sanjana showed immense maturity in her performance

Siripurapu Sanjana gave a fine performance of Kuchipudi at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, last week. A disciple of Sobha Naidu, she was part of most of her ballets. Her dance was conducted by Sobha Naidu accompanied by N C Raghunandan who too gave excellent support with loud but precise spells. V Sridharachari on mridangam, Sai Kumar on violin, Venkatesh on flute and Sudhakar on veena gave a rich instrumental support. Sudha Srinivas of Vijayawada lent fine vocal support.

Sanjana opened her show with prayer to Vinayaka, Pranavakaram followed by another popular composition Koluvyunnade in Lathangi reflected in Sanjana’s dance with effortless posturing. Alokaye Sri Bala Krishnam in Ragamalika was the next number, which is a Tarangam of Narayana Teertha. This was a display of all the childhood acts of Krishna. Sanjana appeared to have mastered the abhinaya part in all these episodes and also in the nritta part in footwork. The dance standing on brass plate also found place in this number. This is generally a part of Tarangam presentation where the dancer matches her footwork standing on the brass plate with mridangam syllables.

Later Sanjana gave taste of ‘Bhamakalapam’ by choosing to present only the ‘Choornika’ part that of writing a letter to Krishna. There was another daruvu called ‘Sakunalu’ that was checked by Bhama and sending it at an auspicious moment. She concluded with a composition of Annamacharya Manabudi Hanumantha in the raga Dharmavathi. This was followed by a javali Vaani Pondu of Dharmapuri in the raga Kaanada. This was choreographed by Vempati. Chinna Satyam. Sanjana concluded her show with a tillana of Balamurali in the raga Kadanakuhalam.

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