- Published By: sruti
The refrain of the immortal Huseni swarajati trails
off. The dancer recedes into the wings after the
blazing tour de force that lasted nearly an hour. The
entire audience rises on its feet as one man and breaks
into a thunderous ovation that goes on and on, with most
hands raised overhead.
Artists, rasika-s and disciples mob the sixty-six year old
dancer who performed like a sixteen year old. As she rides
the swell of admiration and wonder she looks fit enough
to go back on stage to do the varnam all over again.