In tune with tala
ADYAR SISTERS Anupama and Anjali, disciples of Lalitha Ganapathi, are in their early teens; it is perhaps too early to make a judgment of their skill in Bharatanatyam. They do have the talent, but it needs honing. First of all, if they put on some weight they would have a better stage presence.
In their recital at the VDS Arts Academy recently, they danced a few items together and a few separately. The tisra gathi alarippu was performed by Anjali, while it was Anupama's turn for Ganesha Kavuthuvam.
They together performed the Natesa Kavuthuvam and the jatiswaram. In the Simhendramadyamam varnam, "Maye Manam Kanindu,'' they shared the honours alternately.
Both Anupama and Anjali were quite good in keeping to the talam as was evident from the way they managed the theermanams in the varnam.
Fortunately, the lyrics were about bhakti, so they could manage the abhinaya to some extent. A little more attention to the angasuddham might be helpful.
The recital was conducted by Lalitha Ganapathi, with vocal support from Gomathinayakam; accompanied by Sakthivel on the mridangam, Sunilkumar on the violin and Srinivasan on the flute.
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