Source: thehindu.com;  Author: Jaya Narayanan Pisharoty; Photo Courtesy: K. K. Najeeb

Lasya Akademi of Mohiniyattam, Thrissur, in association with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India organized Lasyotsavam, a dance fete in Thrissur, showcased different dance forms of India performed by leading exponents. Kathak exponent Rajshree Shirke presented items from a traditional Kathak repertoire. Geeta Chandran is a consummate artiste in terms of technique and innovation. Her invocation, ‘Govinda Vandanam’, was based on Haveli poetry. An Odissi performance by Pitambar Biswal and group began with a Mangalacharan dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mohinyattam recital in the festival began with a cholkettu by Kalamandalam Sheema. Kuchipudi exponent Jaikishore Mosalikanti and troupe presented a fast-paced and colorful margam consisting of a Ganapati stuti, tarangam and thillana. Usha Nangiar and Kathak exponent Rajshree Shirke also performed in the fete.

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Pitambar Biswal and group. Photo: K. K. Najeeb