On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Kuchipudi Nritya Kala Bhavan is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by the students of Mahankali Mohan, on 10th January, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. Renowned Kuchipudi dancer Manju Bhargavi of Sankarabharanam fame will be felicitated tonite.
The recital starts with a Pooja Nrityam, followed by Narayaneeyam, Bhama Kalapam, Swagatham Krishna, Javali, Ashtapadi, Ramayana Shabdam and Jatiswaram. Mahankali Hemamalini, Alekhya Abhiram, A Soumya, J Trikeshini, Varuni, D Lahati Priya, Priyanka Raghavan and Sai Keertana, all disciples of Mahankali Mohan, are the dancers participating in this recital.
The orchestra ensemble for the dance is Natya Guru Mahankali Mohan with the nattuvangam, Swetha Prasad with vocals, Shiva Krishna Swaroop on the violin, G Venkatesh on the flute and T R C Sarma on the mridangam. Sahasravadhani Dr. Madugula Nagaphani Sarma, a noted Telugu Scholar, is the chief guest of the evening. Vice-Chancellor of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University Dr. A Manjulatha, Telugu film director S V Krishna Reddy, and Retd. General Manager of S C Railway C Ramakrishna are the other guests.
Kuchipudi Nritya Kala Bhavan was established by senior Kuchipudi dancer Mahankali Mohan in 1988. Mohan is a senior lecturer of dance at the Bhakta Ramadas Government College For Music, Secunderabad. He learnt Kuchipudi from Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam, and is a leading nattuvangist not only for Kuchipudi but also for Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam.
He has 27 years of dancing experience, and has accompanied leading dancers for nattuvangam to many countries like Germany, USA, England, China, Italy, Holland, France, Trinidad, Switzerland, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mauritius. He created a record of sorts with his nattuvangam for 3,000 performances.
Please contact Mahankali Mohan at 2766-5557/99637-56843 for further details.