One of Hyderabad's most accomplished dansueses is going to bring the curtain down at Shilparamam. If you've missed the entire festival, here's the ideal way to atone.
Shilaparamam, as part of concluding the ongoing sari festival, is organising a Kuchipudi dance recital by Geeta Madhuri, on the 8th of October.
Geeta Madhuri, accompanied by Raghunandan with the nattuvangam, Sirisha on vocals, Subramanyam on the mridangam, Rajashekar on the violin and Ram Mohan on the flute, will be performing solo items like:
Bhaje Manasa Vigneshwara, in Raga Malika and Adi Talam
Kamakshi Stuthi, in Raga Maalika and Adi Talam
Kulukaga Nadvaren, an Annamacharya Keertana in Aradhana Ragam, and
Tillana in Brindavana Sarangi in Adi Talam
Geeta Madhuri was initially a disciple of Dr Jonnalagadda Anuradha, and later on of Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam. She has a masters in dance from the Hyderabad Central University.
She has given performances both in India and abroad. In 2000, she went along with Dr Chinna Satyam as part of Kuchipudi-2000 celebrations, and performed in about 45 cities in USA. She toured the world in 2004, where she performed in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Paris. She has given performances in almost all parts of India. She has choreographed for a Holi festival ballet for Doordarshan, and for Unity In Diversity for the Govt. of India, in New Delhi.
She has been conferred with the titles of Natya Mayuri, Natyamani and Nrithya Koumudi, and has recieved various awards, including the National Junior Scholarship and the National Senior Scholarship from the HRD Ministry, Delhi.
She teaches dance in the Srinilaya Academy Of Kuchipudi at Vanasthalipuram, which was started by her in 2000, and which has about 40 students learning her art.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.