As the All-India Crafts Mela nears the final curtains, Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by the students of K V Satyanarayana, on 29th December. The evening starts with solo recitals by the US-based Gujarati girl Kasha Patel, with a Girija Sutunaku Vandanam, followed by Shiva Tandava Vaibhavam and a Bhavani Ashtakam. It ends with Amukta Malyada, a Kuchipudi ballet by Ajay Kumar, Srinivas, P V Narasimha Rao, Mohan, Deepthi, Poornima, Surendra, Padusha and Rangababu.
Amukta Malyada was written by Srikrishna Devaraya of the Vijayanagar dynasty, and is actually more of an epic poem about the life of Godaa Devi (Andal), and her marriage to Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam. She actually speaks in a lot of the verses, talking throughout much of the poem, through the words of Srikrishna Devaraya.
K V Satyanarayana is a well-known Kuchipudi dancer, choreographer, lyricist, movie dance director and composer from Eluru. He started Sri Satya Kuchipudi and Janapada Nritya Academy in India to coach a stream of disciples in both classical and folk dances. He was a dance director for some acclaimed Indian movies such as Sruthilayalu, Swarnakamalam, Sutradharulu and Swathikiranam. In 1988, he won the prestigious Nandi Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, for choreography in the movie Sruthilayalu.
In 1990, he won the Bharata Muni Award, and was also honored with the title of Natyakavisarada. He was appointed the Asthana Natyacharya for the Sri Lakshmi Narayana temple of Youngstown, Ohio, and for the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba temple of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Please contact K V Satyanarayana at 98481-22413 or the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.