As part of its weekend music and dance programs, Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance rectial by Pranavi and Samyukta, on 6th January. The dancers will start the recital with Ganapati Stuthi, followed by Dashavataralu, Mandodari Shabdam, a Ramadas keertana Idigo Bhadradri, and a Tillana. The orchestra is being provided by D S V Sastry and Voleti Rangamani with the vocals and nattuvangam respectively, Rajagopalachary on the mridangam and Ravi on the violin.
Pranavi and Samyukta have both been disciples of Voleti Rangamani for six years. Rangamani is a senior Kuchipudi dancer who has revived the centuries old traditional dance of Simhanandini. Simhanandini is an interesting dance form where the dancer draws pictures of Goddess Kali's lion, Lord Kumaraswamy's peacock or Goddess Lakshmi's aasan (the lotus), while dancing on the rangoli lying scattered on the stage.
Rangamani is the founder-director of Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy, established in 1981. She is the daughter and disciple of renowned Kuchipudi dancer-teacher Late C R Acharyulu. She also learnt Kuchipudi from Vedantam Prahlada Sarma. She is a renowned Simhanandini dancer, which she has demonstrated at many places in India and abroad.
Please contact Voleti Rangamani at 98491-41453 or the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.