Nrithya Kinnera is presenting the Kuchipudi Rangapravesam of Sahiti Reddy, at Ravindra Bharathi, on 8th August. A 21-year-old disciple of Maddali Usha Gayathri, Sahiti Reddy will start the recital with a Vatapi Ganapathim, followed by the Sabha Vandanam, a Shabdam - Prahalada Pattabhishekam, Annamacharya's Chakkani Talliki Changubhala, Narayana Teertha's Tarangam - Krishnam Kalaya Sakhee, Dr. Balamuralikrishna's Tillana, and finally the Bhama Kalapam.
The orchestra will be provided by Usha Gayathri and Srivalli Sarma with the nattuvangam and vocals respectively, Sridharachari on the mridangam, K Anil Kumar on the violin, Rayaprolu Sudhakar on the veena, Srikanth on the ghatam and Venkatesh on the flute.
The chief guest for the evening is Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna, a renowned Kuchipudi exponent. The other guests are Padmabhushan and Gnanpeeth awardee Dr C Narayana Reddy, and assembly speaker Suresh Reddy.
Sahiti Reddy is a biotech engineer from Chennai. She has been learning Kuchipudi from Maddali Usha Gayathri since the age of 10, and had to take a break of six years for her biotech engineering. Upon completion of her engineering, she rejoined Nrithya Kinnera, and is having her Rangapravesam.
Born in Warangal into an agriculture family, to Raghuveer Reddy and Swarnalatha, and with no family background of music and dance, Sahiti developed dance as a hobby during her school days. After shifting to Hyderabad, she groomed herself into a classical dancer under Guru Usha Gayathri. She has participated in many dance ballets of the institution.
Maddali Usha Gayathri is a disciple of late Vedantam Jagannatha Sarma and late Yelleswarapu Surya Prakasa Sarma. A disciplined and traditional Kuchipudi dancer, she has performed extensively both in India and abroad earlier, but has now settled as a guru teaching budding artistes at her dance school Nritya Kinnera. She occasionally performs in dance ballets along with her students, which she choreographs - her favorite is Yashoda Krishna. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hamsa Award from the Government Of Andhra Pradesh.
Please contact Maddali Usha Gayathri of Nrithya Kinnera at 99890-41777 for further details.