Source: narthaki.com; Author: Sunil Kothari

Dance India Asia Pacific Festival, Singapore had performances  by Leela Samson, Aditi Mangaldas, Shanta Rati Mishra and Arushi Mudgal at Esplanade Theatre studio. Leela Samson chose three numbers, two abhinaya pieces Mahakaleswarashtakam and Ardhanarishwara dedicated to Lord Shiva and one tillana. Prior to her Aditi Mangaldas presented three choice Kathak numbers, choreographed by her, in a flawless manner. The one in which she danced to rendering of Meera composition rendered by Shamiullah Khan from ‘Uncharted seas’ choreographic work, had all the richness of Kathak techniques. Arushi Mudgal, niece of Madhavi Mudgal, presented Odissi. For her Kuchipudi exposition, Shanta Rati Mishra, a disciple of Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, selected patrapravesh daru, the entrance song, choreographed by Vempati for Rukmini Kalyanam dance drama. The two day performances offered audiences in Singapore, a  glimpse into Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Kuchipudi by the dancers whose experience and maturity were seen in their brief recitals.

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