Saturday, July 25, 2015
Uma not only trained this tiny-tot with total dedication but also Dharshana is blessed by the Almighty for sure. Look at her pictures and you can easily understand the link between her soul and Universe. She is one of the very few dancers with I could work out 'sancharis' that too in the green room at the last minute and yes! she did it flawlessly !!! With Venkat Kuttua's amazing pictures again. With some of the best musicians of the US, Babu Parameswaran, Rohan Krishnamurthy and others
Visiting Detroit/Michigan and working with Sudhaji is like visiting family. This time it was Sudhaji's 100th arangetram. Vaishali did an amazing show with support from a wonderful orchestra, of course from the US soil. Creative soulGopal Ven composes varnams with such ease, Nightingales Sudhaji andDiya brings life to these varnams supported by Sam Jeyasingham - Mridangam; 'yours truly' on flute, Prabha - Veena and Akshaya - Violin. And meeting such dedicated artists and rasikas and friends like Sarma and Malini and others always a pleasure.
Atlanta's Kalakshetra Savitha Viswanathan presented her talented student Ananya in her debut Bharata Natyam. Ananya's dance was devoid of any gimmicks and her abhinaya and footwork were superb. A typical Kalakshetra style of dance, this show not only had a 'bhakti-rasa' flowing throughout but also Ananya did complete justice to each composition presented. And photography by Atlanta's Venkat Kuttua.