A Talented Performer in the Making

Young dancer Anjana John is endowed with an impressive stage presence.Her bharathanatyam recital for Kartik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha (mini hall) was notable for her skills of  harmonisation and abhinaya, reflecting the uniqueness of style of her guru Urmila Sathyanarayana.

Published: 13th January 2014 10:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2014 10:38 AM   |  A+A-

Anjana-John

Young dancer Anjana John is endowed with an impressive stage presence.Her bharathanatyam recital for Kartik Fine Arts at Narada Gana Sabha (mini hall) was notable for her skills of  harmonisation and abhinaya, reflecting the uniqueness of style of her guru Urmila Sathyanarayana.

The Ganesha kavuthuvam, which was followed by chathushra alarippu, gave her the scope for exhibiting Lord Ganesha in his dance forms.

This was followed by the inevitable varnam of Lalgudi Jayaraman  in ragamalika  (navarasa varnam) angayarkanni, which was an elaborate exercise, with the artiste dwelling on almost each sahitya lines. In the padam taken up next in the exhilarating sivashakthi ragam (thaga thaga endraadomo) of Subramaniya  Bharathi, she was able to create a spell of tour -de-force.

The thillana of Balamuralikrishna in ragam kadanakudukalam was executed with rhythmic cadences, creating the impact that one can reasonably expect.

Though this young dancer proved herself to be a true disciple of a noted guru, her presentation should not become a copy of her master.

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