Source: thehindu.com; Author: Rupa Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: thehindu.com

Priya Venkataraman, a disciple of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan,represents a pretty combination of skill and style. She has the grace, agility, expressiveness and focus- all qualities to enter the league of successful Bharatanatyam dancers. Priya presented a repertoire of unusual pieces for her solo production ‘Devi’, at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, starting with a khanda-jati Adi talam Kali Kavuthuvam (Thanjavur Quartette).Priya finished with a crisp Nalinakanti tillana (Adi, Karaikudi Krishnamurthy) that contained the Devi Stotra, ‘Sarva Mangala Maangalye’ as the sahitya. The musical ensemble consisted of K. Hariprasad (vocal), A. Lakshman (nattuvangam), Kalaiarasan (violin), Nellai D. Kannan (mridangam) and Sashidhar (flute).

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