By the grace of the rain god, we could get to wind up this week with a potion of Bharatanatyam for a refreshing change. To inspire the music artistes of the state, Shilparamam and The Government of Andhra Pradesh, organise a vocal or dance programme every Sunday.
For these performances, the artistes are felicitated and rewarded. This week, a Bharatanatyam recital by the talented Meenakshi is sure to enthrall everyone.
Meenakshi is the senior-most disciple of Nrithya Choodamani Rajeshwari Sainath, Director of Sruthi Laya Kendra Natarajalaya. She started learning the dance at very young age of five and initially learned the art under the tutelage of Guru Kalaimamani Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant and later on sharpened her skills from Rajeshwari Sainath.
She stepped into the world of competitive dance with her arangetram in 1988 at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. Since then, she has given a number of performances not only in the twin cities and Bangalore, but also various other towns of Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala. She relishes her performance in Kaleshwaram for the Godavari Pushkaras.
She has been awarded with the Best Talented Artiste by yesteryear cine actress Jamuna, for the 50th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, the Natya Mayuri by Natya Ratna Rajnisri in Karimnagar, and the Natya Mayuri by Kalasagar in Khammam, to name a few. In order to give back to the world, what she received, she has established Nrithyalaya Fine Arts Academy at Begumpet to impart Bharatanatyam skills to keen and budding artistes.
This weekend, Meenakshi would be presenting Kamaswarnam, Panchaksha Teertha Rupini, Jayadeva Ashtapadhi and lastly, The Thillana.
Please contact Shilparamam at 2310-0455 for further details.