On the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, the Deepanjali School of Kuchipudi is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by Deepika Reddy & group, on 3rd March, at the Ravindra Bharathi. The Deepanjali School of Kuchipudi was started by Deepika Reddy, a renowned Kuchipudi dancer of Hyderabad, at Road No. 72, Jubilee Hills.
Reddy, along with her 27 disciples including Mihira Pathuri, Sravya Reddy, Sashi, Pooja Reddy, Srinivasa Sreya, Pragnya Soorapaneni, Rishika Reddy and Gayathri Narne, will present some traditional Kuchipudi items, starting with the sloka of their school, and followed by Saint Thyagaraja's Sri Ganapathini, a Jatiswaram in Athana, Govardhana Giridhara in Ragamalika, Tillana in Hindolam, a Kshetrayya Padam Evvade Vadu and Annamacharya's Tandanana Ahi.
The vocal and nattuvangam for the recital are by Ramesh Jatti and Kishore Mosalikanti respectively, mridangam is by Rajagopalacharya, violin is by R Dinakar and flute is by Murali.
Deepika Reddy was initiated into classical dance in the Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam styles by Sumathi Kaushal, at a young age. She later trained under the guidance and tutelage of Dr. Vempati Chinnasatyam, maestro par excellence in the Kuchipudi style of dance.
Under Dr. Chinnasatyam, Deepika blossomed into a dancer of repute, quickly grasping the advanced principles of the dance. Blessed with a pair of large, expressive eyes, fluid swinging movements and stage presence, Deepika has become a name to reckon with. She portrays every aspect of abhinaya and nritta exceedingly well.
Deepika has a post-graduate degree in Travel and Tourism. She has travelled all over the country and the world, performing in the presence of world dignitaries, and winning appreciation and accolades. She has recently toured Belgrade and Turkey for dance festivals organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Deepika Reddy at 98496-63380 for further details.