Mangaluru, Jan 9, 2017:Nrityaangan, Mangaluru organized Nrityollasa – the joy of dance. Radhika Shetty and Renuka Ravi, presented choreographies, of this extremely revered Guru Smt. Padmini Ramachandran, in the presense of her first student to do an arangetram, Guru, Singar Mani Smt. Rathna Supriya Shridharan from Chennai. She inaugurated the festival and spoke about her legndary Guru Padmini Ramachandran.
Evenings performance was ably supported by the artistes, Smt. Vidyashree Radhakrishna on vocal, Smt. Radhika Shetty & Smt. Manjula Subrahmanya on Natuvangam, Shri Balachandra Bhagawath on the Mridangam and Shri Nithish
Ammannaya on the Flute. This was a tribute to Guru Smt. Padmini Ramachandran who left to her heavenly abode last year.
Students of Nrityaangan, Students, Shriya Maiya, Trisha Rai, Thanmayi, Anjali Pilicudale, seniors of Nrityaangan, commenced the recital with a Pushpanjali and then Shivani Bhat continued with a compostion on Lord Ganesha, known to remove obstacles from our lives. Nrityollasa continued with various presentations from the Bharatanatyam repetroire by the students, Nidhi Shankar, Drishya Devanand, Drishti Devanand,
Keerthana Suvarna and Aditi Nayak. The juniors of Nrityaangan presented folk dance that entralled the audience. The second half of the evening commenced with beautiful and soul stirring performances by Radhika Shetty and Renuka Ravi.
Nrityaangan in its pursuit to spread the divine art forms of India, in Mangaluru and around, continues to host annual festivals, seminars and lectures by eminent artistes in the field. SAMARPAN 2017, A Tribute to Indian Classical Dance-4 th Edition, will be held on the 4 th and 5 th of Febraury 2017. ’Mangalore Today’ has featured articlesin it’s mangazine and web site on this aspect. Pictures here are generously provided by Rajeev K Shenoy.