Source: The Hindu; Author: Leela Venkataraman

Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Contemporary Dance inspired by a variety of forms gave Delhi varying flavours in the week gone by. Jyoti Shrivastava of the four Odissi dancers featured in Nritya Vilasa at Stein auditorium, mounted as a tribute to Guru Sudhakar Sahoo by Nritya Dhara, a Gurgaon institution, captured the audience through her sensitive abhinaya. Sahana Balasubramanya, now planning a PhD in Mathematics after her MS, shows impressive command over Bharatanatyam. Trained under Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan, her presentation at Tamil Sangam’s Thiruvalluvar auditorium in the Papanasam Sivan varnam “Unnai ninaindu ullam…” in Devamanohari displayed commendable control over both technique and expressional aspects of the dance. Priyanka Ravishankar, a disciple of Prashanti Natyalayam under Vasant Sridhar, at the Sai auditorium presented Bharatanatyam.

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Priyanka Ravishankar.