Source: The Hindu; Author: Ambili Ramnath

Accomplished danseuses showcased different aspects and aesthetics of Indian dance forms during the annual Soorya Festival in Thiruvananthapuram. Impressive dance performances marked the annual Soorya Festival for which Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram was the main venue. The six days dedicated to dance featured Bharatanatyam recitals by Shobhana, Shridhar-Anuradha, Alarmel Valli, Priyadarshini Govind and Padma Subramaniam, and Odissi by Monalisa Ghosh and group. Shobhana’s performance saw innovations and improvisations through which, as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, she made a conscious effort to make it a visual treat for the audience.

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Shobana's performance during the 2012 Soorya Festival in Thiruvananthapuram.