Source: narthaki.com; Author: Veejay Sai; Photo Courtesy: Madras Music Academy

‘Yatho guru thatho shishya’ or ‘Like guru likewise shishya’ couldn’t have been more apt and well-placed like it would for Aparna Ramaswamy’s performance. Aparna danced her heart out to the rasikas assembled at The Music Academy. The vivacious and soft-spoken Alarmel Valli , her guru was on the nattuvangam. Beginning her performance with an invocatory song in praise of mother goddess, Aparna’s petit presence on stage was overpowered by the holy chants from the Durga Suktam. The next in line was the classic oft-performed Mohamana Varnam. Aparna’s training under her diva of a guru reflected in her excellent performance.

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