If you have a raison d'etre to be anywhere else tonite, it just got superseded. For, the Guru herself is performing tonite.
The Nadatarangam Trust is organising a 3-day dance festival from 19th to 21st February at Kala Subbarao Kala Vedika, the mini-hall of Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha in Chikkadpally. Today, the last day, Rajeshwari Sainath will present a Bharatanatyam recital.
Rajeshwari Sainath is a well-known dancer and a director of Srutilaya Kendra Natyalaya, a dance institute founded by her uncle Guru Karaikudi Mani, a percussionist par excellence. A disciple of Indira Rajan, Sainath underwent advanced training in laya from her uncle. She has been performing for the last 30 years, and now spends most of her time in 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. Her daughter Vaishnavi is an upcoming dancer training under the her. They have now started giving performances together.
Nadatarangam was established by Nemani Somayajulu, a well-known mridangam, ghatam and jaltarang player. He did his diploma in mridangam from the M R College for Music, Vizianagaram, in 1972, and has since accompanied many music vidwans to various parts of India. A staff artiste of AIR, Hyderabad, he has been into jaltarang only for the last 5 years, and is probably the only one to play the instrument for Carnatic music.
For further details, please contact N Somayajulu of Nadatarangam Trust at 6627-6456.