Kalasagaram is presenting its Annual Youth Festival Of Dance from 14th to 16th March, at the Keyes High School For Girls, Secunderabad. This 3-day festival will feature 3 young and upcoming dancers, S Geetha Krishna, Neha and Mashantha Vishwanathan.
Today, the last day of the festival, Mashantha Viswanathan will be performing a Bharatanatyam recital. Mashantha is a disciple of Nrithya Choodamani Rajeshwari Sainath, Director of Shruthilaya Kendra Natarajalaya. She has been learning from Rajeshwari since the last 7 years. Currently, Mashantha, aged 16, is pursuing her XIth in Gitanjali School, Hyderabad. She is also learning Carnatic vocal from K R Anuradha and Usha Gopalan, and has also been formally trained in playing the veena.
Mashantha has performed in several productions of Sruthilaya Kendra Natarajalaya. She had her arangetram in July 2005, and since given solo dance recitals in Bhadrachalam and Chennai. Equally excellent in academics, she was among the 11 all-India students selected by the Japanese Embassy to visit Japan for 2 weeks in the month of December 2007, under their Youth Exchange Program.
Kalasagaram organises a youth festival of dance every year where upcoming artistes are invited from all over the country, particularly South India. It also organises a youth festival of music, the last edition of which organised last month had Poornima Krishnan, Maharajapuram S Ganesh Vishwanathan and N Harish performing.
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are usually held in the open-air theater of the Keyes High School campus. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages South-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.