As part of the Vijay Jawan Mela shopping festival, Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by Uma Muralikrishna and her disciples from Chennai, on 24th October. Uma, along with Keertana, Archana and Sudha, will be performing Trilochani, a string of items on the three goddesses of the Navratris - Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati.
The orchestra for the dance recital comprises Mosalikanti Jaikishore and Kuldeep with the nattuvangam and vocals, Haribabu on the mridangam, Muruganandam on the violin and Bhavani Prasad on the veena.
Uma Muralikrishna began her training in Bharatanatyam at a very young age of five under Padmasri K N Dandayudhapani Pillai and subsequently under Padmasri Adyar K Lakshman. Influenced by Kuchipudi, she is now intensely devoted to it and had learnt under Padma Bhushan Dr. Vempatti Chinna Satyam.
She has performed in all the major sabhas and festivals all over the country, such as Krishna Gana Sabha, Bharath Kalachar, the Karthik Fine Arts events, the Surya festival in Trivandrum, the Khajuraho festival in Konarak, the Bharath Cultural Integration festival in Delhi and Mumbai, the Mahabalipuram festival in Madras, the Natyanjali Festival in Chidambaram, and for the International Dance Alliance.
She has also performed in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Australia, Muscat, France and Singapore demonstrating her scintillating skills to discerning audiences. Dance critics have acclaimed her performances as "Poetry in Dance". She was awarded the titles Natya Kala Ratna and Singar Mani for Bharatanatyam, and Yuva Kala Bharathi and Kalaimamani for Kuchipudi. She is an A-grade artiste in Doordarshan for both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.
She is the Founder-Director of Subhasheela Academy of Fine Arts, a cultural organization dedicated to promoting classical Indian dance and music, and is the daughter-in-law of the reputed playback singer S Janaki.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Uma Muralikrishna at 098840-99397 for further details.