8, Dec 2023
Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir bejewelled Sangeet Samaroh in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, 8 December 2023: Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir, a home to many renowned dancers, marked its presence at the prestigious 51st Pandit Motiram Pandit Maniram Sangeet Samaroh Festival, held on 30th November 2023 at CCRT, Madhapur Kondapur Road, HITEC City, Hyderabad with a magical performance by its exceptionally talented student, Krishna Pranita.

Presented by Durga Jasraj and the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation, this Festival in its 51st year is one of the most prestigious festivals presenting Indian Classical Music and Dance programs to the audience.

The event featured noteworthy vocalists such as Ankita Joshi, Ruchira Kedar, Rutuja Lad, and Dhanashree Ghaisas, as well as accomplished dancers such as Yamini Reddy (Kuchipudi), Arushi Mudgal (Odissi), Shinjini Kulkarni (Kathak), and Krishna Pranita (Bharatha Natyam).

Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir bejewelled Sangeet Samaroh in Hyderabad

The intricate expressions in Krishna Pranita’s Natya conveyed the profound emotions of the composition depicting Lord Krishna and Radha. The performance unfolded like a poetic dance, where each step resonated with the harmonious melody of raag and taal of Hindustani music, creating a mesmerizing tapestry of devotion and anticipation. Guru Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram’s choreography in interpreting this Khayal shows his prowess in traditional margams, different themes, and as a phenomenal music composer through his many compositions and innumerable choreographic work. Dhanashree and Rutuja added melodic beauty with their vocals along with the subtle yet very precise rhythmic support by Sri Vedakrishnaram on mridangam.

Krishna Pranita, a senior disciple of Guru Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram at Sri Rajarajeswari Bharatha Natya Kala Mandir, is known for her skillful performances, and her artistic journey is deeply rooted in the rich traditions of her Guru Parampara from Thanjavur, a lineage that spans 300 years. Krishna Pranita ardently upholds the tenets of this ancient tradition, embodying the cultural heritage and spiritual dimensions intrinsic to Bharatha Natyam.