Source: narthaki.com; Author: Satish Suri; Photo Courtesy: Gabriel Hart

Noted Kathakali actor Sadanam Balakrishnan gave a solo performance on the concluding day of his two day workshop on 2nd June at the NGMA in Bangalore under the auspices of ICCR and NGMA. Sadanam chose to extemporize ‘Nala Charitram’ essaying the role of Nala, the king of Nishada, with a facile virtuosity and aesthetic creativity. The music ensemble consisted of Rajesh Menon and Raghav Varma on the vocals, Kalamandalam Krishnadas on the chenda and Ramesh on maddalam, brought rhythm and synergy to the performance by their excellent percussion and vocalization.

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