Source: narthaki.com; Author: Balayogi; Photo courtesy: narthaki.com

Mohiniattam by Gopika Varma on 24th December at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan manifested from the very beginning the essence of Mohiniattam, namely light footedness and grace firmly built on its edifice and energizing factors of the movements in the shape of eight along with the coverage of the stage in a slow and steady pace with angled movements with the embellishing concomitant cadences of the dips and elevations of the body. The sublime theme of ‘Salutations to motherhood’ was well introduced first through Mathru Panchaksharam by Adi Sankara which seems to have emotionally charged the artiste and there was sublime marriage of heartfelt emotion, passion, piety and perfection of the art form.

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