Tonite, a software engineer Mukta is presenting her Bharatanatyam Arangetram, at the Ravindra Bharathi. A disciple of Rajeshwari Sainath, Mukta will start the recital with a traditional Pushpanjali - an Alarippu, through which she will offer floral tributes to God, her guru and the audience.
Following Pushpanjali will be the Jathiswaram in Rasali ragam, a pure representation of dance which tests the skills of the dancer. Next will be a Varnam - Mohamagine in Karaharipriya ragam - followed by Purandaradasa's Jagadodarana in Kapi ragam, a Tillana in Valaji ragam, a folk dance, and finally the Mangalam.
The support for the recital comprises Guru Rajeshwari Sainath with nattuvangam, Sai Bhavadharini with the vocals, Srinivas on the mridangam, Pavan Singh on the violin, Venkatesh on the flute and Srikanth on the tabla.
Mukta is a BE graduate, working as a software engineer with Felix Software. She was fascinated with the South-Indian dance of Bharatanatyam since her childhood, in Mangalore. She learnt initially under D D Naik, and after her marriage, shifted to Hyderabad where she has been learning under Rajeshwari Sainath for the last 30 months. She has participated in various dance programs of the institution at Vijayawada and Ravindra Bharathi.
The chief guest is Mandali Buddha Prasad, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Government of Andhra Pradesh. President of FAPCCI Atluri Subba Rao, and Executive Officer & Member-Secretary of TTD Board K V Ramanachary, IAS, are the other invited guests.
Rajeshwari Sainath is a well-known dancer and the director of Srutilaya Kendra Natyalaya, a dance institute founded by her uncle and mentor Guru Karaikudi Mani, a percussionist par excellence. She has been performing for the last 30 years, and now spends most of her time teaching dance.
Known for her excellent choreography, Sainath is the flag-bearer of the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam. She has toured many countries and received wide appreciation for her performances. She is the recipient of a number of awards, Nritya Choodamani and Kalaimamani being the most prominent.
Please contact Rajeshwari Sainath at 2789-2735 for further details.