Classical Delights For Dance Lovers

Classical Delights For Dance Lovers

Though they performed like pros, the “Abhikrama” recital presented by Anjana Sridharan and the “Natyalahari” show presented by Asha Viswanath and Keertana Avalur, happened to be their first classical dance performance in Sydney. Anjana, Asha and Keertana are all students of the popular Dr. Gayatri Krishnamurthy – founder-director of Thrayee School of Bharatanatyam in Sydney.

“Abhikrama” the “Arangetram” of Anjana Sridharan was held on Saturday February 3 at the Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown. “Arangetram” – (meaning first stage performance) is the launch pad for any emerging Bharatanatyam dancer and signifies the combined effort of dance gurus and their students, who are passionate about dance.

This was followed by a delightful “Annamarcharya Kriti Dolayam” presentation. Generally, Varnams are considered complex but Anjana’s delivery was smooth, combined with energy and poise. Followed by two other beautiful numbers “Keertanam” and “Padam”, Anjana concluded her maiden performance with a mesmerising Thillana.

“Anjana has successfully delivered the Arangetram numbers in just three months. Anjana’s commitment as a student makes me proud. With every student I am also learning,” beamed her guru, Dr Gayathri Krishnamurthy. The vocal and instrumental support to the dance numbers were delivered by Radha Badri of Chennai with local talents Bala Sankar Shastri on Mridangam, Kranti Kiranm Mudigonda on violin and Venkatesh Sridharan on flute.

“Natyalahari” – the arangetram performances of Asha Viswanath and Keertana Avalaur was held on February 10 at the National Institute of Drama and Arts (NIDA) Theatre in Sydney. With a graceful entry, Asha Viswanath and Keertana Avalur performed the devotional number Shivastuthi in praise of Lord Shiva. This was followed by the “Jatiswaram”, a piece originally composed more than 70 years ago by a famous dancer from Chennai, Dhananjayan.

The musical support to “Natyalahari” was provided by Dr Gayatri Krishnamurthy on Nattuvangam, Mrs Radha Badri and Sindhuja Ganapathy on vocal support, Kalaiarasan Ramnanathan on violin, Bala Sankar on Mridangam and Venkatesh Sridharan on flute.

Besides being talented performers, Anjana Sridharan is a visual communication designer and illustrator by profession while Asha Viswanath is a student of Law & Arts in the University of New South Wales. She has also won the Premier’s awards for her fundraising activities and achieved Duke of Edinburgh’s award (Gold level). Keertana Avalur, on the other hand, is a student of Health Sciences in La Trobe University, Bendigo. She is an all-rounder with many achievements and being the Australian Ambassador for International Round Square conference held in Bhopal, India, is just one of them.








More in Australia

Time For Liberals To Deliver Their Promised Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa

The Indian TelegraphNovember 29, 2018

“Indian Community Is Making Incredible Contribution In Australia”

The Indian TelegraphNovember 16, 2018

“IABCA Stars” Celebrates Migrant Entrepreneurship & Community Leadership

The Indian TelegraphSeptember 17, 2018

Ash Venkat Represents India At Pageant Of The World

Vish ViswanathanAugust 30, 2018

AEC Calls On Hindi Speakers To Register For Election Work

The Indian TelegraphAugust 28, 2018

Netflix & Chill: Make Way Narcos, India Has Arrived

Twinkle GhoshAugust 21, 2018

Business Confidence Soars In Regional NSW

The Indian TelegraphAugust 20, 2018

Free Counselling For Western Sydney Parents

The Indian TelegraphAugust 16, 2018

Bengal Chamber Taps Government Sectors Down Under

Twinkle GhoshAugust 16, 2018

Global Movie & TV Piracy On The Rise As Criminals Profit From OTT Streaming Credentials Available on Dark Web For Under $9

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

Crown Group Offers The Benefits Of Being Elite

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

NSW Cost Of Living Service Goes ‘LIVE’

The Indian TelegraphAugust 14, 2018

Superstar Celeb Judges Announced For Telstra Bollywood Dance Competition’18

The Indian TelegraphAugust 9, 2018

Building On Australia’s Migrant Success Story

The Indian TelegraphAugust 8, 2018

In A Historical First, Yoga Comes To Oz Parliament

ManasiJuly 18, 2018

Hello Manto, Mehsampur

Jyotsna SharmaJuly 18, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Let The Romance Begin

Twinkle GhoshJuly 18, 2018

An Ode To The Sun

Susheela SrinivasJuly 18, 2018

IABCA Roundtable Boosts Spirit of Australia-India Trade Engagement

Vish ViswanathanJuly 12, 2018

Stars Of Parramatta: And, The Winner Is…

The Indian TelegraphJuly 12, 2018

Dance For A Cause

The Indian TelegraphJuly 4, 2018