It will be no coincidence if these kids really bring to life what they are portraying today. For, their effort in reaching here has been no less than a Bhagiratha prayatnam for them.
Ravali Arts Academy is organising a dance festival by the academy's children, on 1st June, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. Called the Little Talent Hunt 2007, the festival will have several classical and folk dance performances by the children who attended this year's summer camp, all in 100 minutes.
The children, trained under Ravali Ramesh Babu, a dance teacher, will present some folk dances, followed by the highlight of the fest, a dance ballet Shivaganga. This ballet will be performed by kids in the age of 6 to 12 years. It is about how Lord Shiva captures Ganga in his hair to avoid the flooding of the earth. It also explains how Bhagiratha convinces Shiva to release a small part of Ganga's force to the earth, so that his ancestors and the 60,000 sons of King Sagar, who were reduced to ashes by Sage Kapila, will be liberated of their sins.
The chief guest for tonite is Dr P V Ranga Rao, Member of Legislative Council. The other guests are Devaraju Ravi, senior film journalist; Dr P J Sudhakar, News Director, Doordarshan; Shankar Narayana, comedian; M Usha Gayathri, Kuchipudi dancer; and Uttej, movie and TV actor.
Ravali Arts Academy is a registered dance academy established by Ramesh Babu, a dance teacher, about a decade ago. Ramesh Babu teaches Kuchipudi and folk dances in many schools, in addition to at his academy. He has many disciples in the city who went on to become renowned dancers, by further pursuing their art under more eminent gurus. He also trains school students for dance programs and performances.
Please contact Ch. Venkata Ramana at 92465-20050 for further details.