Manifold manifestations of Krishna

Where would Indian classical dances be but for our rich heritage of kavyas, providing inexhaustible thematic inspiration for art creativity? Natyarangam’s choice of Krishna Bharatham for its twentieth thematic festival comprising Bharatanatyam in duet form, underlined manifold manifestations of Krishna—the accessible divinity encapsulating the entire canvas of emotions and attributes. Natyarangam’s idea of scholarly resource persons to assist the artists was certainly unique. However, though ensuring that their enthusiastic introductory preludes remained within the stipulated twenty minutes without eating into performance time, proved tricky—with dancers often paying the price of a depleted audience because of a delayed start of the dance.