Source: The Hindu; Author: Rupa Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: K. V. Srinivasan

Malavika Sarukkai ‘s recital ‘Darshan – Seeking the Divine,’ for Kartik Fine Arts, presented some familiar choreographies and a few unfamiliar ones too. One did notice some change in the manner of presentation – Malavika has ridden her style of the distracting timekeeping and the agitated mudra movement during moments of deep engagement. The devotional Yamunakalyani song ‘Krishna Nee Begane’ (Misra Chapu, Vyasaraya) was presented with excellent vaatsalya bhava (motherly love), but it was not as intense as say, the opening ‘Tandaveshaha’, a predominantly nritta piece in which the dancer gets a vision of Siva and Parvati.

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Abstract style: Malavika Sarukkai. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan