Source: The Hindu; Author: Rupa Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: K. V. Srinivasan

Sudharma Vaithiyanathan, disciple of dancer-teacher A. Lakshman and senior dancer Srekala Bharat, has been in the ‘arena’ for so long that she reflects unusual self-assurance. The recital for Brahma Gana Sabha was powered by Professor Kandadevi S. Vijayaraghavan (violin) and Sharanya Krishnan vocal’s melody and Nellai D. Kannan’s supportive yet embellishing percussive style. The easy leaps or utplavanas in the Nagaswarali thillana (Adi, B. Kannan) and the muzhu mandi start for the trikala jathi in the Sankarabarnam varnam (‘Karunai Seidida,’ Adi, Papanasam Sivan) were pointers to her agility.

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Sudharma. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan