15 January, 2014
Krutika Raju, a disciple of Guru Deepa Balaji, presented a Bharathanatyam performance that was effervescent right from the start commencing with Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi's Sri Vignarajam Bhaje in Gambeera Nattai. Kanchadalayadakshi in Kamala Manohari was entertaining with neat sancharis. Her passion for the art was evident in all her presentations. She showcased her versatility in Velaniakkanbom vaareer, a varnam in Khamas ragam.
The mood remained euphoric till the end when Krutika concluded with Sri Ramachandra kripalo bhajamanu, Maadu meikkum kanna, a folksy styled piece, and then a thillana in Dhanasri - a mix of Bhakthi, joy and verve, making it an enjoyable recital. The orchestral team was highly supportive to Krutika and elevated the overall show. On Nattuvangam was Deepa Balaji, V Venugopal on vocal, Kartikeyan on mridangam, B N Ramesh on flute.
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