Expressions: Divinity of Bharatnatyam by Purva Dhanashree

Well, just after the Summer solstice when on World Music Day, everybody was listening to the music of Yoga, we had chance to witness an excellent Bharatnatyam performance by Purva Dhanashree. Purva is known along with her accomplishments in Bharatnatyam, also for carrying forward the tradition of lesser known Vilasini Natyam from none other than the legendary Swapnasundari.

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Any dance has to do lot with the facial expressions. Along with body movement, its by there expressions that a dancer creates a perfect emotional contact with the viewers and takes them to a different world. Well, so here I have tried to capture some of the facial expressions from Purva Dhanashree during her performance last night (click the photos to see them in enlarged form and enjoy the real beauty of the expressions)-

Purva has been learning dance since the age of four. She has performed both the dance forms at all major dance festivals and at various other national and international platforms. She had earned many recognitions for her work.

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Despite having heard about her for quite a long, I had the privilege of watching her live for the first time last evening. It was an enthralling, captivating and fascinating performance by Purva at India International Centre in New Delhi. More of her poetic rhythm from the performance for my readers-

Quite a change from travelling around was this dance performance for me.

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