19/01/2023 07:03 PM | Click to read full article
Padma Subrahmanyam’s ‘Krishnaya Tubhyam Namaha’, compiled, tuned and conceptualised by her in 1974, was unconventional and endearing. Carrying on the torch of the Padma Subrahmanyam-Shyamala Balakrishnan, are the dancer-musician combination, Mahati Kannan and Gayatri Kannan. It is daunting to follow in the footsteps of a legend. But Padma’s grand-niece Mahati doesn’t seem to carry that burden, she’s a natural. She is graceful, beat-perfect, and great with fleeting nuances.