DANCE Reshma George's recital stood out for its technical perfection and aesthetics.
Aesthetic and artistic: Reshma George's recital showcased her versatility as a dancer.
RESHMA GEORGE, gave a captivating Bharatanatyam recital in Thrissur, under the aegis of Hari Sri Vidyanidhi, a cultural organisation. Reshma, who was Miss Kerala 2004, delighted the audience with her solo performance that lasted for more than 90 minutes. It was a combination of technique, aesthetics and beauty. Reshma, a disciple of Pratheeksha (Bangalore) and Shyamala Surendran (Kochi), began her recital with Natyanjali set to ragamalika and Adi tala. Choreographed by the Dhananjayans, the piece paid obeisance to Ganesh, Saraswathi, Vishnu and Shiva. This was followed by `Sabhdam,' in ragamalika and Misrachapu tala, which praised the divinity of Devi.
The main item of the evening was the celebrated Thodi Varnam `Roopamo ruchi valachi vachitini,' set to Adi tala. The dancer effortlessly exhibited all the ingredients of a traditional varnam in this number in praise of Lord Shiva.
During the second half of the recital, Reshma presented familiar items such as the padam `Krishna ne begane baro,' in raga Yamunakalyani (Adi tala) and a keerthanam `Anandanadamadi' in Kedaragowla (Adi tala). The sancharis Reshma used for `Krishna ne begane baro' were not run-of the-mill , like Krishna's antics while playing in the mud. She concluded the recital with a Thillana, set to Kamas raga and Adi tala. Nattuvangam and vocal support were provided by Radhakrishnan and Palluruthy Jayachandran.
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