Source: The Hindu; Author: Rupa Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: R. Shivaji Rao

‘Mohini Nrithyathi,’ a 30-day Mohiniyattom Mahotsavam organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi across the world, came to Chennai between November 15 and 17. The festival held at Chandramandala-Spaces, Elliots Beach, was inaugurated by veteran dancer-teacher Sudharani Raghupathy. As a duo, the young, enthusiastic dancers Veena and Dhanya, who call themselves the Nair Sisters, have an inherent advantage. Their navarasa presentation in ragamalika-talamalika was an ode to Goddess Anandabhairavi, by K.C. Keshava Pillai, the post-Swati Tirunal lyricist from Kerala.

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EFFECTIVE: (Clockwise from top left)Gopika Varma, Nair Sisters, Methil Devika and Sunanda Nair. Photos: R. Shivaji Rao