Mysuru, September 12:- On Sunday, city-based renowned Bharatanatyam artiste presented a conceptual production, Ode, to Niveditha for the Aatmalaya festival curated by Dr Padmaja Venkatesh.
In the past years, Aatmalaya has presented programmes in commemoration of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr K M Munshi and Sarojini Naidu. This year it is in honour of Sister Nivedita, the Irish born Margaret Noble who was a devoted disciple of Swami Vivekananda.
Badari Divya Bhushan along with Delhi based Kathak dancer Harpreet Kaur Jass presented the conceptual work in Kathak-Bharatanatyam duet portraying the Guru Shishya relationship of Swami Vivekananda and Sister Nivedita.
The duo mesmerised the audience with their crisp, neat Abhinaya and choreography, giving a brief insight into the lives of great souls. Badari Divya Bhushan stood out exceptionally as Vivekananda with his subtle and strong portrayal. The performance throughout had dialogues which went parallel to dancing and enacting!! (MR)