On the occasion of winning the Balasri Award from the Government of India, Amrutha T Nair is felicitating her Guru Vedantantam Satya Narasimha Sastry and her counselling teacher Dr. M K Ramu, on 18th February, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
Following the felicitation program, Amrutha will be presenting 6 Kuchipudi dance items, starting with a Purandaradasa's keertana Gajavadana Bedave, and followed by Annamacharya's Vacchenu Alamelu Manga, Jayadeva's Sanchara Darare, Dr. C Narayana Reddy's Ananda Tandavam, a Dashavatara Shabdam, and finally, a Tillana. The orchestra for the recital is by Guru Vedanta Satya Narasimha Sastry with the nattuvangam, Sangeetakala with the vocal, Bhanuprasad on the mridangam, Anil on the violin and Ram Mohan on the flute.
Amrutha T Nair is a 12-year-old, 8th class student of L R G High School, Ananthapur, and a disciple of Vedantam Satya Narasimha Sastry. She has been selected for this year's Balasri Award for excellence in creative performance, and the award will be given by the President of India sometime during this year. She was also awarded the Balaratna Award during the year 2004.
Her talent had been recognised by Dr. M K Ramu, a renowned poet and ex-director of Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad, at a very young age, and he accordingly tapped it. He got her trained in dance activities initially, and thereafter she learnt from Vedantam Satya Narasimha Sastry, the son of the legendary dancer Vedantam Radheshyam, in Guntur.
Please contact Dr. M K Ramu, Founder of Rasamayi, at 98480-14793 for further details.