Bharatanatyam Margam by Puja Allepalli on 5/18
Smt.Puja Allepalli mesmerized the audience on 18th May, with her delightful Bharatanatyam Margam solo performance, in the honor of her guru Padmasri Adyar K. Lakshman, who came to Denver all the way from Kalakshetra of Chennai, India. The presentation lasted for more than 90 minutes, and it was marked by the scintillating footwork in perfect conformity with nattuvangam executed with precision by her Guru. The program started right after the Ganesha Stuti by Sri Lakshman, with Nandi Chollu, an invocatory item rhythmic to the beats of Mridangam. Puja was very elaborate in presenting her item 'Enthani ne telupudu ra', especially in the bhavas in perfect combinations with her movements. The next item 'Nee Urrepai' depicted the highest maturity in presenting the grace, expression and emotions. The Javali 'Saaramaina' in Behad raaga, Puja highlighted the drama element of Bharatanatyam, where gopikas get upset with Krishna's late arrival. The final item of the evening, a Tillana in Brindavan Saranga was a vivacious composition, distinguished by joyous burst of movements, where all audience immersed in it.