Hindu mythology would have you believe that gods are just like humans, with all the Kyunki Saas Bhi... problems. But it certainly offers the dancers a wide range, like tonite.
Shilparamam, as part of Navaratri Festivities, is organising an evening of Kuchipudi dance by students of Sri Sharada Nrithya Niketan, on 29th September.
The students and disciples of Sailaja Prasad will start with a couple of solo performances lasting about half an hour, and will follow that up with a one-hour Kuchipudi dance ballet, Tribhuvana Shakthi.
Tribhuvana Shakthi is an argument started by Sage Narada, between the goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvathi, about who's the greatest and most powerful amongst themselves. The argument goes on for long, and at one stage they ask Narada to resolve it.
Narada, fearing the wrath of their husbands, the gods Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva, hesitates a bit, but with pressure from the trio, promises a settlement. He assures the devis that he will be back in a moment, and moves around the world asking the devas and gods for the solution.
Seeing the desperation of Narada, Lord Ganesh, also referred to as god of wisdom, comes up with a wise solution... and the argument comes to an end.
The ballet is being presented by Tejasvi as Goddess Parvati, Varsha as Goddess Saraswati, Kalaroopa as Goddess Lakshmi, Yashasvi as Sage Narada, Sai Shres as Lord Ganesh, and Anita and Keethana as dancers of Lord Ganesh's court.
Sri Sharada Nrithya Niketan was founded by Sailaja Prasad, about 15 years ago. Shailaja is a famous Kuchipudi dancer of international repute. She has a MA in Kuchipudi from the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University under Suma Rama Rao. She started her initial training under Late Joshula Sri Rama Sastry, and now takes advice from Dr Shobha Naidu.
She has received various awards, like the Excellency Award from European Telugu Association, the Visistha Puraskar from Vaishnavi Arts, and the Eminent Lady Award from the Lions Club of India. The students of the institute have given performances almost all over India, and also abroad at places like London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.