Source:; Author: SD Desai

Ayswaria Wariar, with the grace and lyricism characteristic of Mohiniattam and of her as a performer, brings to the fore in her solo dance drama Shakuntala the twin messages of our life being integrally part of the rich natural environment and the potential power of a woman as an individual. She begins with the end, as it were, where Shakuntala is rejected by King Dushyant. Select verse lines, competently rendered by Shiv Prasad in his flowing singing voice, help viewers not fully familiar with Mohiniattam’s visual vocabulary follow the dramatic situations beautifully developed by Kalidas in his play.

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