REVIEW FOR GAJENDRA MOKSHAM - KUCHIPUDI BALLET BY ABHINAYA DARPANA ARTS
The Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy is presenting a Kuchipudi dance ballet Gajendra Moksham, on 29th December, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Students of the institute, M S Ramanujam, Pavani, Maheshwari, Rekha and Bhargavi will perform at this recital. The orchestra for the recital is by D S V Sastry with the vocals, Voleti Rangamani with the nattuvangam, Rajagopalachari on the mridangam, Muralidharachari on the violin and Venkatesh on the flute. The recital starts at 11am and the chief guest is Swamy Chinna Jeeyar, founder of Sri Vaishnava Organisation.
Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy was established in 1981, by Voleti Rangamani, a senior Kuchipudi dancer who has revived the centuries-old traditional dance of alaya sampradaya nrityas. Alaya Sampradaya Nritya is an interesting dance form where the dancer draws pictures of Goddess Kali's lion or Kumaraswamy's peacock or Goddess Lakshmi's aasan (the lotus), while dancing on the rangoli lying scattered on the stage.
Rangamani is the daughter and disciple of renowned Kuchipudi dancer-teacher, late C R Acharyulu. She learnt Kuchipudi from Vedantam Prahlada Sarma and has breathed life into the dying art of alaya sampradaya nrityas. She has demonstrated this art many places in India and abroad.
Please contact Voleti Rangamani at 2761-8449 or M S Ramanujam at 98496-40031 for further details.