Source: The Hindu; Author: Leela Venkataraman

U.S.-based Bharatanatyam dancer Janaki Rangarajan impressed Delhi audience recently with her contemporary approach to the form. The battery of cameramen and a well-filled auditorium (unusual for a Horizon Series performance at ICCR, New Delhi) showed that the reputation of the Bharatanatyam dancer based in the United States, had preceded her. Janaki Rangarajan’s impeccably groomed presence with not a hair out of place, sculpted bodily stances and the general exultation of Bharatanatyam done to a musically sublime tape in what sounded like the voice of singer Hariprasad (credits not mentioned at all), made the recital memorable.

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Captivating: Janaki Rangarajan.