Source: The Hindu; Author: Vidya Saranyan

Deepa Raghavan’s Bharatanatyam performance for The Natyarangam Trust at Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall was noteworthy for the clean geometrical lines tempered by grace. The dancer, who is currently honing her skills under teachers A. Lakshman and Bragha Bessell, stuck to the basics of Margam and began her recital with a prayer to Lord Ganesha. The introductory Pushpanjali struck a vivid note from the very beginning and poses representing the elephant god were artistically delineated. The dancer was able to gloss over a few rhythmic discrepancies in the early course of the varnam and steadied herself as the performance progressed.

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