“We wanted to highlight the poets’ unique signatures via dance, where mudras means unique hand gestures,” adds Srinivasan. Mudras includes other favorites among Karnatik circles, such as “Vatapi” and the thillana, “Kalinga Narthana.”
The duo are seasoned dancers with decades of learning and performing. Narayanan, known for her energetic and stately presentation, recently gave a well-received, full-length performance, “Nrityamala,” in Bangalore, India. Srinivasan brings a graceful elegance to her dancing and performed at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco last year.