Items selected highlight the rhythmic (nritta) and the emotional (nritya) aspects and are uniquely interpreted and given life through varied movements and facial expressions to evoke strong sentiments.
“Any form of art has its own place of origin, where its language and culture are directly reflected,” Ganesh says.
“After 20 years of contributing to the Bay Area community, I can confidently say that this dance form has crossed all boundaries. Its style and presentation have undergone changes catering to the needs of modern times, but staying within the traditional framework. Students from various ethnicand cultural backgrounds learn this art,” she says.
Accompanying the dancers will be Ganesh (nattuvangam), Asha Ramesh (vocal), N. Narayan (mridangam), Shanthi Narayan (violin), Raghavan Manian (flute), and A. Mahadevan (morsing).