Renowned Odissi dancer Madhavi Mudgal performs at the Consulate General of India in New York, July 8, as part of the Baithak at Consulate series, featuring prominent artists. Along with her troupe - Arushi Mudgal, Shalakha Rai, Shobha Bisht, Deepika Bisht & Kritika Uppal - Mudgal, a prime disciple of the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, performed several compositions, beginning with a Mangalcharan, an invocation to Lord Shiva. She followed it by Vadya Vaividhya (an abstract dance inspired by the variety of Taal Vadya of Odisha), Abhinaya (verses from Jayadeva's Gita Govenda interpreted through expressions and codified hand gestures), Pallavi (a visual representation of musical motifs, where music and movement build up gradually into complex patterns) & Madhurashtakan (a devotional song to Lord Krishna by the 16th century saint Vallabhacharya)

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