It's celebrity time on the second evening of the month-long dance festival at Thyagaraja Gana Sabha, as Manju of Shankarabharanam fame performs as Satyabhama. Even the Lord would approve!
As part of Kinnera Art Theater's month-long dance festival as part of its 28th anniversary celebrations, the second day's program today will start with a welcome dance by Usha Gayatri, and will be followed by a folk dance by A V Sridhar and party, and a dance perfomance by Dr. Shailaja Desai.
After these, Manju Bhargavi and her team will present a dance ballet called "Bhamaakalaapam". Bhamakalapam centers around Lord Krishna and his consorts Satyabhama and Rukmini. The script was originally written at the end of the 15th century by a saint composer, Siddhendra Yogi. The ego of Satyabhama drives away her husband Lord Krishna. In his absence, she suffers, and finally realises that she would have to give up her ego to win back her beloved.
This theme will be presented in the form of a Kuchipudi dance ballet by Manju Bhargavi, of Sankarabharanam fame. Manju Bhargavi gave her first performance at her school anniversary at the age of five. She learned Kuchipudi under the tutelage of Guru Dr. Vempati Chinasatyam in Madras. She has numerous performances in India and abroad to her credit.
All are welcome to attend this dance festival for free. Please contact M Raghuram at 98660-57777 or Usha Gayathri at 98663-47367 of Kinnera Art Theaters for further details.