Dr Chinthana Patkar, a disciple of Vidwan Sridhar Jain of Nimishamba School of Dance, Mysuru, performed her Rangapravesha at the Jaganmohana Auditorium, recently.
Dr Chinthana is a freelance anaesthesiologist in the city. Dr Seetha Kote, danseuse and actor, Dr Rajeshwari Madappa, paediatrician and danseuse and Hanur Chennappa, litterateur and Assistant Director of department of Kannada and Culture were guests of honour.
Dr Chinthana’s performance began with Pushpanjali, followed by Shlokas invoking Lord Ganesha, Nataraja and Guru Vandana. Alaripu set to Tishra Ekatala was followed by a Devaranama ‘Thamburi Meetidava’ by Purandara Dasa and a Navarasa Abhinaya. The Varna performed was set to Raga Todi.
Dr Chinthana received a rousing standing ovation from a packed auditorium. The auditorium was packed throughout the performance with an audience from all walks of life and many of whom had travelled all the way from Kodagu and Bengaluru.
The ensemble consisted of Vidwan Sridhar Jain on Natuvangam, Vidushi Rajeshwari Pandit, vocalist, Vidwan Shanthakumar on violin, Vidwan GT Swamy on mridangam and Vidwan Raghavendra Rangadhol on rhythm pad. The programme was ably compered by Vidushi Roopashree Madhusudan.