TODAY EXPRESS NEWS : New Delhi: Manch Pravesh, showcased performance by Dhriti. For her Manch Pravesh, she performed a ‘stuti’ or an invocation to the lord to help her in her recital and in her future endeavours.Then, Dhriti performed teen taal- consisting of 16 matras- from thaat to tukdas and intricate footwork in which she strives to exhibit her command over the nuances which define a true kathak exponent.The next abhinaya, originally a 16th century thumri by Meera Bai, ‘gaagar na bharan det’, a composition by Dr. Shovana Narayan, depicts Krishna’s mischievous antics. Krishna follows Radha to the well and playfully blocks her path. He pulls her closer, so she cannot fill her Matki until she pushes him away. She runs to Yashoda complaining about the frivolous exploits of her dear son. The villagers ask Yashoda why she doesn’t stop her son, but she smiles at them knowing that she could never have the heart to reprimand Krishna.
( टुडे एक्सप्रेस न्यूज़ के लिए अजय वर्मा की रिपोर्ट )