Chandigarh, March 28th : Vani Ganpathy gave a scintillating performance of Bharatanatyam, embracing the traditional margam at Tagore Theatre here today . The fourth day of 3rd ongoing Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival was inaugurated by Finance Secretary Sh V.K Singh , UT Chandigarh Administration. A bharatanatyam performance by Vani Ganpathy was the main attraction on the third evening. Under the tutelage of Guru Kalyanundram Pillay at present, Vani has also appeared in a few films.She commenced the recital with a innovatory Ganesh Vandan, Vakar tund Maha kaya and brought alive the spiritual flavor. She designated the affection and love of Child Krishana wither mother Yashoda in dance drama.Borrowing a theme from Hindu mythology, she presented Shiv Tandav as felt and observed by his divine consort Parvati. However a jugalbandi between nimble footwork to the beats of percussion’s was rarely innovative and captivating.she concluded the recital with meera bhajan
One of the foremost exponents of Bharatha Natyam today, Vani has merited the attention art lovers for her chaste rendering of the art.Vani began her studies in dance under Smt. T. A. Rajalakshmi in Calcutta and later under Late Guru Kuppiah Pillai, Late Guru Govindraj Pillai, Guru Mahalingam Pillai and Guru K. Kalyanasundaram under whom she continues to study. Vani has performed extensively in all major festivals and performing centres in India including the Music Academy – Chennai, Sangeet Natak Academy – New Delhi, the National Centre for Performing Arts – Mumbai, The Soorya Festival – Trivandrum. She formally learnt Bharatanatyam from the age of four from her mother and has performed widely at home and all across the globe.
Vani danced to express her individuality and understanding of the art in every moment of this rather difficult composition. To the Nattu Vangam accompaniment by Tulikeshi Kasturi , flute by Vidwam Jai Ram, Mrindangam by Lingaraj , Violin by Vidwan Anna Borai and Subramanium Sharma (vocalist).
Tomorrow ,on the concluding day, a historical play titled Chanakya by Manoj Joshi will be staged at 6.30pm at Tagore Theare tomorrow . Joshi, who has acted in as many as 60 films, began his career with Marathi films and Theatre.