Kala Bhageerathi, a cultural forum of BNM Institute of Technology, Bangalore recently organised a Kathak solo event, Bhramari by Rohini Prabhath. She is the disciple of the internationally acclaimed dancer duo - Nirupama and Rajendra.
Rohini, a young dancer performed some of the popular pieces in the traditional Kathak repertoire. She began her performance with Sheesh Ganga - a composition on the Lord of dance - Shiva. Here she displayed the mighty Shiva’s strength in a powerful manner. Taal, one of the most challenging pieces in Kathak was performed with élan by Rohini. The item calls for immense stamina along with reciting interesting bol patterns. Kathak comes from the story telling form of dance, wherein the dancer spins a story along with dancing. Abhinaya, the emotive aspect of dance was also very well showcased by the dancer. The popular songs Tumaka Chalath based on Lord Rama and Rusli Radha based on the love and romance of Lord Krishna and Radha were performed with heart rending emotions. The pure joy of dance was conveyed very well in the Tarana in Purya Dhanashree raag. One could see the years of training and love for dance come alive in her performance, both great qualities which she has imbibed from her gurus.
Rohini was also supported by some of the most eminent musicians of the country. Ustad Faiyaz Khan was on vocals, Nirupama Rajendra on the padanth, Praveen D Rao on the tabla, Gurumurthy Vaidya on the pakhawaj, Sruthi Kamath on the sitar and Shivalingappa Rajapur on the flute.