Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by Vanaja Uday and her troupe of disciples, on 18th December, as part of the ongoing All-India Carfts Mela. Vanaja, along with Bharani Kumar, Shruthi, Vasumati and Kiranmayee, will start with Deva Devam Bhaje in Abheri ragam, followed by Purandaradasa's Venkatachala Nilaya, Annamacharya keertanas Jagadapu Janavulu Jajara and Paluku Tenela Talli, and finally the Tillana.
The orchestra for the recital is by Sharada Reddy and Balaji with the vocals and nattuvangam respectively, S Nageshwar Rao on the mridangam, Subbalakshmi on the violin and Venkatesh on the flute.
Vanaja Uday is a senior disciple of Dr. K Uma Rama Rao, and is a Lecturer in the Department Of Dance at the Telugu University. A renowned Kuchipudi dancer, she has performed all over India, and in countries such as USA, Canada, South Africa, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Sri Lanka and Maldives. She will be performing in London sometime during the end of this month.
Vanaja is also the founder-director of the Neeharika Institute Of Dance And Music in Chikkadpally, and has several students learning from her. A good choreographer, she has designed dance ballets like Girija Kalyanam and Lalitha Sahasranama Stotras.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Vanaja Uday at 2763-1205/98490-62103 for further details.