Aishwarya Ananth Karthik, the senior disciple of Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, gave a delectable dance performance at the Trinity Arts festival on Tuesday, at the Rasika Ranjani Sabha.
She commenced the recital with Brahma Stuti from navasandhi kavuthuvams of the Tanjore style, a prayer song chanted in temples during the flag hoist ritual. This was purely a tribute to the Hindu gods and goddesses.
Then in Thaththai mozhiaal….. piece in Kalyani with tisra eka thalam she elegantly depicted the feel of a young heroine eagerly awaiting her hero’s arrival. Her exquisite dance moves and entrancing expressions was well embraced by the audience.
She continued with the varnam, saami ninne kori naanu -ragamalika in rupaka thalam (composition of the Tanjore quartet), where the heroine yearns for her love and pleads for him to come back to her.
She concluded her glorious dance performance for the song , Padma ‘evvade’ (kshettraya ragam shankarabaranam, thalam misrachapu), where the heroine recounts her love story to her friend, describing its alluring ups and downs and how she is ready to face any obstacle to get her love back. She exhibited well the inner outpourings of the heroine with subtle abhinayam.
From the Brama Stuti which was seen at the beginning, the various nadais were brilliantly executed by Aishwarya. This Nathella Anjaneyalu Chetti family sibling will be an artiste to watch out in the years to come.
The orchestral support by vocalist Nandini Anand, effective percussion of Dhanajayan, violin by Satish Kumar and flute by Sruthi Sagar lifted the performance to great heights. Priya Murle, a senior disciple of Sudharani Raghupathy, wielded the cymbals very convincingly.