Fine Arts Academy, in association with the Department Of Culture and the Urdu Academy, is presenting a classical dance ballet titled Dastan-E-Golconda, on 22nd March, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A massive dance ballet with large sets, there are 35 dancers participating in it.
Dastan-E-Golconda is about the construction of the giant Golconda fort by Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali, the 4th Qutb king, till the ultimate fall of the kingdom to the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb through treachery. The fort flourished during the subsequent reigns of the following Qutb rulers that included Jamshed Quli Qutb Shah, Mohd. Quli Qutb Shah, Abdulla Qutb Shah and Abu Hasan Tana Shah.
One of the legends associated with the fort is that of Saint Ramadaasu. Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhaktha Ramadaasu, was a devout Hindu who constructed the Bhadrachalam temple without informing the then sultan Tana Shah. He was imprisoned in the dungeons of the fort.
All these sequences will be depicted in various Indian dance forms, including Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak, by the dancers of Fine Arts Academy. The ballet is choreographed by Shafi Master, and the music is by Khan Ather and Yasin Khan.
Entry is free. Please contact Shafi Master, Secretary of Fine Arts Academy, at 93911-10268 for further details.