Kali Veerapathiran, who had gained the Music Academy’s ‘Spirit of Youth’ award a number of years in the past, lived as much as expectations at his efficiency on the 2023 Dance Pageant. He started with an Alarippu in tisra jathi eka tala. Proper from the natyarambam stance, his footwork was noteworthy for its precision and readability.
For the varnam, Kali selected to discover ‘Omkara pranava’, a Shanmukhapriya raga composition by M. Balamuralikrishna. He visualised the facility and reverberation of the sound that resides in all matter within the universe. The Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva narratives have been integrated in a seamless method with out pointless dramatisation. The jathis have been danced with nice vigour, however the twirls didn’t make an impression.
Taking a look at Khanditha nayika from a male perspective, Kali took up for abhinaya the padam ‘Senchinavanan’, from the ashtanayakan idea, developed by his guru Nirmala Nagarajan. The hero’s anger on the heroine’s feigned indifference was depicted by way of an fascinating sanchari — the destruction of a portrait by splashing paint on it. Kali danced with conviction, however, someway, the idea of a male perspective on this padam appeared contrived. The Ashtapadi ‘Priye charusheele’ gave ample scope for portraying diverse shades of affection between Radha and Krishna, and Kali’s expressions have been charming. He concluded his recital with a formidable thillana.