Source: narthaki.com; Author: Hareesh N Nampoothiri; Photo Courtesy: Hareesh N Nampoothiri

Manju Warrier’s Kuchipudi performance at the Nishagandhi Festival started with a traditional invocation item titled ‘Brahmanjali‘ composed by Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam, set in Ragamalika and in aadi talam. Swati Thirunal’s “Chaliye Kunjanamo” composed in Brindavana Saranga and aadi talam followed. The dance was choreographed by her guru Geetha Padmakumar, who is a disciple of Vempati Chinna Satyam. She concluded her performance with “Durge, Durge,” a composition praising the goddess Durga, set in Revati and in aadi talam.

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