Guess who is the last one to be left behind in celebrating the Navaratris in style? That's right - the traditional village of Hyderabad.
Shilparamam, on the occasion of the Navratris, is organising an evening of folk, vocal and Kuchipudi recital by Natya Bharati of Kakinada, on 22nd September from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
The program starts with a Kuchipudi dance recital by Anuhya, Sravani, Padmaja, Divija and Pratyusha. They will perform items such as Koluvaithiva Rangasai, Adigo Alladigo Srihari Vasamu, Dashavatara and a couple of Annamacharya keerthanas.
Kids Amula, Pratyusha, Padma and Tulasi will be enacting a ballet of Bala Ramayanam, followed by Lambadi and Koya dance by Sindura, Devi, Priyanka and Tulasi. The Koya dance has been choreographed with a message of not to cut trees and harm the environment.
Finally, there will be a Carnatic vocal concert by Akella Padmavati, Instructor and Principal of Natya Bharati.
Natya Bharati was established at Kakinada in the year 1997, by I Rambabu and his wife Akella Padmavathi. Rambabu is a homoeopathy doctor, still practicing his profession. The institution imparts training to students in dance and vocals.
The students have participated in various cultural festivals in Sambalpur and Koenjhar in Orissa, and Thane in Maharashtra, where they had performed the Lambada and Koya dances to showcase the traditional dances of our state. This endeavor has also been appreciated by the Chief Minister of AP, besides the delegates and visitors of these festivals.
They are invited on a regular basis by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for most cultural events organised by the Cultural Department of AP. There are about 50 students currently learning the art, with special emphasis on housewives, who are allotted separate timings in the afternoon.
Rambabu can be contacted at 94403-39061/0884-2371961 for further details.