Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance performance by Bhargavi and Maheshwari this Sunday, as part of its weekend dance program. The evening starts with a Simhanandini recital by Bhargavi.
Simhanandini is part of Alaya Sampradaya Nritya which also consists of Mayura Kautvam and Mahalakshmi Udbhavam. It 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. Bhargavi will be drawing a picture of a lion (Simha), this evening.
Following Simhanandani are Ganapati Stuthi, an Annamacharya Keertana - Tandanana Ahi -, Dashavataralu, and finally the Tillana. The items will all be presented by Bhargavi and Maheshwari. The orchestra support for the dance will be provided 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.
Bhargavi and Maheshwari are students of Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy, which was established in 1981 by Voleti Rangamani, a senior Kuchipudi dancer who has revived the centuries-old traditional dance of Alaya Sampradaya Nrityas. The girls have been learning for the last 14 years, and have performed at Mysore, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kolba and Ahmedabad, besides at Hyderabad and many towns in AP. Bhargavi has recently completed her B Tech in Computer Science & Information Technology, from Holy Mary Institute of Science & Technology. She is a B-grade artiste of Doordarshan.
Voleti 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 at many places in India and abroad.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.