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2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention

2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention is an event that took place between 24-Dec-2010 and 26-Dec-2010 in Hyderabad.
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Kuchipudi is the centre of this glossy convention, whose wealthy NRI organizers sure get the first step in giving this art form the royal treatment it deserves - organize it at HICC.

Silicon Andhra, in association with the Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, is organising the 2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention, from 24th to 26th December. The 1st and 2nd day will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Center, Novotel Hyderabad, and 2nd day will be at the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Gachibowli.

The theme of the convention is "Yuvatha Kuchipudi Bhavitha" ("Youth Is The Future Of Kuchipudi"). The purpose of this convention is to bring together 5 generations of dancers, from living legends to current students who are learning Kuchipudi, to promote and further perpetuate this centuries-old dance form.

Over 5,000 Kuchipudi dancers and delegates are expected to attend from all over the country and abroad. There are lecture demonstrations, workshops, research paper presentations and performances lined up for the 3-day convention, whose schedule is as below:

24th December
10:00am - Inaugural Ceremony
10:30am - Poorva Rangam, Kuchipudi ballet by Traditional Kuchipudi Artists and conducted by Pasumarthy Kesav Prasad
11:00am - Satyabhama Pravesam, Kuchipudi by Padmasri Dr. Shobha Naidu
11:30am - Devi Stuti by Dr. Alekhya Punjala, followed by Kuchipudi Vaibhavam ballet produced by Silicon Andhra and choreographed by Madhurima Narla
12:00pm - Jayamu Jayamu, Kuchipudi composition by artistes from Hyderabad

2:30pm to 3:30pm - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Kuchipudi Pada Narthanam, by A Balakondal Rao
Room No. 2 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Sikshana Paddhati, by Sridevi
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Ekapatra Kelikalu, by Vishali
Room No. 4 - Kuchipudi Bhagavatulu - Vividha Kalaroopalu, by Dr. H Anita Rao
Room No. 5 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Veera Rasam, by Uma Devulapalli
Room No. 6 - Annamayya Alamelumanga - Siddhendra Yogi Satyabhama Comparative, by Sajani Vallabhaneni

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Kuchipudi Tradition - Yester Years, by Dr. Sunil Kothari
Room No. 2 - Dakshanatya Yakshaganamulu - Pradarsana Paddhati, by Dr. D Sridevi
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Yakshaganam - Sangeetha Paddhatulu, by Pasumarti Seshu Babu
Room No. 4 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Vritti - Pravurtulu, by Sita Nagajyoti
Room No. 5 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Vystanrityamsamulu - Prasastyam Pariseelana
Room No. 6 - Ashtapadi (rasa, bhaava, vibhaava, anubhaava, etc.), by Lakshmi Rajamani

4:30pm to 5:30pm - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Kuchipudi Natyam, Sangeetham & Sahityam, by Pasumarti Kesav Prasad
Room No. 2 - Annamayya Sankeerthanalu - Kuchipudi Natyanukulata, by B Shankar Rao
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Pagati Veshalu - Pradarsana Vidhanam, by Dr. Vasudev Singh
Room No. 4 - Krishna Leela Tarangini - Nritta Prastavanam, by Kuppa Padmaja
Room No. 5 - Kuchipudi Yakshaganam - Aswastha Purushasryam, by Vedantam Radheshyam

6:30pm to 9:30pm - Dance performances, by:
Dr. Shobha Naidu & Group
P Rajeshwari & Group
A Bala Kondala Rao & Group
Kuchipudi Bhagavatulu
Kuppa Padmaja & Group
Jilani Basha & Group
Dr. Uma Rama Rao & Group
Smita Sastri
Bhagavatula Venkatarama Sastry & Group
Mudhusudanan & Group

25th December
10:00am to 11:00am - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Satyabhama - Ashtavidha Nayakalu, by Dr. Alekhya Punjala
Room No. 2 - Siddhendra Yogi - Bhamakalapam, by Pasumarthi Srinivas Sarma
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Lasya Tandavamula Pramukhyata, by Yamini Reddy
Room No. 4 - Lakshminarayana Sastri's Mudraas by Yeleswarapu Chalapathi Rao
Room No. 5 - Yakshaganam Tradition, by Pasumarthi Seetharamayya

11:00am to 12:00pm - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Kuchipudi Sampradayam - Kalapalu, by Dr. Arun Bikshu
Room No. 2 - Kuchipudi - The Perspective of International Youth, by Dr. Uma Rama Rao
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Saptatandavamulu, by Dr. Ardhanariswaram Venkat
Room No. 4 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Gujaratiyula Abhiruchi, by Smita Sastri
Room No. 5 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Padavamamula Kurpu, by Suryanarayana Sarma
Room No. 6 - Nama & Roopa, by Rajyasree Ramesh

12:009m to 1:00pm - Workshops & Paper Presentations
Room No. 1 - Kalavimarsakulu - Kalakarulu - Anubandham, by Madhavi Puranam
Room No. 2 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Chaturvidhabhinayam - Shastra Parisilana, by Dr. Vedantam Ramalinga Sastri
Room No. 3 - Kuchipudi Natyam - Mridanga Vinyasamulu, by Dr. Bh Venkateswarulu
Room No. 4 - Kuchipudi Yakshagana - Sutradharuni Pramukhyata, by Ch Adinarayana Sarma
Room No. 5 - Kuchipudi Natyan - Keralite Abhiruchi, by Anupama Mohan

6:30pm to 9:30pm - Dance performances, by:
Central University & Group
Swati Gundapaneni & Group
Neeraja Devi & Group
Divya Yeluri & Group
Vyjayanti Kashi & Group
Bharati Rao & Group
Devulapalli Prashant & Group
Kuchipudi Kalakshetram
Anupama Mohan & Group
Vedavalli Challa & Group

26th December

5:00pm to 6:30pm - Mahabrinda Natyam - presentation by Kuchipudi artistes from all over the world, followed by Tillana (in Hindolam raagam) written & choreographed by Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam
6:30pm to 7:30pm - Subhasaamprathikam, Kuchipudi ballet by Padma Bhushan Dr. Raja Radha Reddy

The registration fee is Rs. 500 for attendees residing in India, and USD 25 for attendees from outside India. The registration fee will enable the delegate to attend the 3 days of the convention, and receive a copy of the souvenir, nd includes 3 breakfasts, 5 meals and participation in the Maha Brinda Natyam (Hindolam Thillana).

Please contact Silicon Andhra at 98660-01119 / 99892-95939 for further details.
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LALITHA KOMPELLA on 25th Dec 2010, 6:56am | Permalink
Dance is divine and there is no living being who does not resonate to this magic. Kuchipudi dance is pride of Telugu and the effort to join hands & unveil the world about this great art is beneficial.
Phani Madhav on 17th Nov 2010, 6:04pm | Permalink
SiliconAndhra in Association with Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradeshis presenting the 2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention from December 24th to 26th, 2010 in Hyderabad. Kuchipudi dance has its origins from a small village called Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh, India. During the 13th century, the dance was formalized by a saint called Siddhendra Yogi and from then on it spreads around the world.

This is the FIRST time ever an international convention is planned in India in the centuries old history of this dance form to bring together five generations of dancers from living Legends to Learners onto one stage. More than 5000 delegates are expected to attend from all around the world. During the convention, one would witness lecture demonstrations, panel discussions, exhibits, workshops and of course GRAND performances.

The state-of-the-art and prestigious Hyderabad International Convention Center HICC is going to be the place to host our Kuchipudi Convention. HICC is the BEST Convention Center in India built with international standards. Sumptuous 'Telugu Bhojanam' would be served at the sprawling HITEX domes.

The Convention’s objectives are many. Collectively coming together to celebrate the Six hundred year old dance form is in itself paying rich tributes to our Telugu culture and heritage. Any art form’s flourishing is directly proportional to the mass patronage it would receive. With this convention, we all could work together to enhance the image of Kuchipudi dance form on a world stage and play a part for its perpetuation into future.

Intellectual debate (mEdhO madhanam) is essential for the healthy growth of an art form yet retaining its classical and traditional roots, especially in the current times. Convention aims to have a healthy debate. Next generation youngsters’ interaction with the attending Legends is essential and that sure motivates and inspires them to take pride in their own heritage and roots. Convention also aims in making the youngsters realize that this dance form has great past and bright future.

SiliconAndhra is a non-profit organization, established in 2001, with the goals to maintain, preserve, and perpetuate the Telugu Culture, Literature and Tradition. More information could be found at

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