Classical dance performances enthrall the audience with its authencity and subtle postures. Well known Kuchipudi danseuse, Meenu Thakur, and her disciples presented ‘Bhamakalapam’, a Kuchipudi dance recital at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre. ‘Bhamakalapam’, a poetry woven with music, is one of the most celebrated works that is synonymous with Kuchipudi style. ‘Bhamakalapam’ is the story of Satyabhama who considers herself the favourite consort of Lord Krishna. Satyabhama displays her vanity, envy, jealousy and anger, which create a dilemma for herself. But finally, she surrenders to her Lord and is accepted by him, with open arms. The occasion was graced by C Rajshekhar, Director General, Indian Council of Cultural Relations; Rajshekhar Vyas, Additional Director General, Prasar Bharati; Guru Vanshree Rao, and V. Meera, General Manager, International Trade Promotion Organisation, who honoured the artistes for their excellent performance.The dance-drama, which has lyrics in traditional Telugu language, was presented in Hindi, for the first time on stage, by any dancer.