depicting Lord Shiva performing a joyous dance. She followed this with Taranga Nritya based on Sri Krishna Leela Tharangini,the most popular Kuchipudi number. Aditi wonderfully brought out dramatic elements through coordination of facial expression, hand gestures and intricate footwork the childhood pranks of Krishna and the complaints of the Gopikas to mother Yashoda. During the latter part of the item, Aditi balanced a water-filled pot on her head while standing on the rim of a brass plate and performed rare combinations of footwork. She executed this piece with grace and depth of feeling.
The second half began with rendition of Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s Shakti Stuti followed by Thillana considered to be the most beautiful piece with a variety of alluringly beautiful poses and patterns of movements.The next item was the one that captured the audience attention the most and elicited their applause several times as Aditi depicted the Ramayana story of Sita Swayamwar or wedding of Lord Rama with Princess Sita. The dance item was choreographed to the song from Geet Ramayan, a collection of songs very close to the hearts of most Marathi people. With the language barrier lifted, Aditi’s expressions and emotions were appreciated by the Marathi audience the most as evidenced by the standing ovation given at the end of the item. Ending with Mangalam, the performance captured the spirit and beauty of the art.
Aditi is the daughter of Manoj and Anagha Chitre.