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Dance of the Enchantress: Vijayalakshmi
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Vijayalakshmi is one of the most highly regarded exponents of Mohiniyattam (literally "the dance of the enchantress"), the entrancing South Indian classical dance style from Kerala that is rarely presented in the US today. She follows in the footsteps of her mother and guru, Bharati Shivaji, playing an important role in the revival and rejuvenation of this form that is deeply rooted in femininity, grace (lasya) and beauty (sringara). Performing pieces from the traditional Mohiniyattam repertoire, she is accompanied by musicians on veena (lute), percussion & vocals.

"rapturous" The Hindu, New Delhi

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