Scintillating  Dance Performance of Bharata Natyam

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Scintillating  Dance Performance of Bharata Natyam by pupils of Shakti Dance Company  Los Angeles of Viji Prakash


An apt year end gift was showered on the connoisseurs of Bharata Natyam, a rich genre in the forms of Indian Classical dance and also most popular and opulent ,at the well equipped Veer Savarkar Auditorium ,Shivaji Park Mumbai. The performance was presented by Ms. Viji Prakash Chief Founder Director of Shakti School of Bharata Natyam at Los Angelis with her twelve well trained accomplished young performers who have graduated from the school after having rigorous and meticulous training in the pure form originated from Tanjavur tradition of Bharata Natyam. They had their Arangetram and a few stage performances before this Indian tour. The tour is sponsored in partnership with Rajrajeshwari Bharatanatya Kala Mandir Mumbai. After Mumbai Ms. Viji Prakash and her students will perform in Chidambaram Temple and Chennai in Tamilnadu. In Mumbai Viji Praakasha presented about ten different styles of Bharatanatya dances which included Pure Dances ,expressive dances and Group Dramatic Dances. The two dance dramas on “Lord Shiva-The Nataraja”: and “Lord Krishna” as Makhanchor” were outstanding. All students displayed quick and appropriate footwork and body movement with matching facial expressions in tune with the vocal recital by Ms. Viji Prakash and Vidya Hari krishna . High quality skilled violin ,Mridangam and Flute play and Lighting ( B Anatharaman,Venkateswaran and Harikrishna and Sushant Jadhav respectively) added magnificent blending, thrilling and audio visual effects to dance -drama performances. Two of the young performing artistes Ms. Amala Neeravannan and Radhika Bhuckory were noticed in flawless action and perfection. All twelve performers are pursuing their jobs and college in California, few of them are just school students . A big bravo to Ms. Viji Prakash and her talented bevy beauties---Amala, Amrita, Harita, Jahnavi,Janani, Jisica,Nandita, Prarthana, Radhika , Shikha ,Shreya and Subhashini. 


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( An Interview of the Founder Director Ms. Viji Prakash is published separately)


---Mohan Siroya

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Mohan Siroya

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