Source: thehindu; Author: Gudipoodi Srihari

Dressed in a simple but elegant costume, young Preethi Tatambhotla, disciple of Sobha Naidu, gave a Kuchipudi recital at Saptaparni under the aegis of Natya Swara, recently. Her rhyhmic variations and orientation with nritta was typical of her guru who choreographed all the numbers. Preethi opened her show with Pranamamyaham Sree Gowri Sutam in Gowla, of Vasudevachar as an ode to Lord Vinayaka that began with a sloka. A Jayadeva Ashtapadi Radhika Krishna set in ragamalika presented Vipralambha Sringaram. Radha’s long wait for her Krishna is conveyed to Krishn by her maid. Preethi’s performance concluded with Dhanasri tillana with statuesque posturing to intricate sollukattu. Sarma on mridangam, Chandra Rao on violin and Dattatreya on flute created a good combination.

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A performance by Preethi.