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Sri Kuchipudi Nritya Nilayam is presenting a Kuchipudi recital by its students, on 27th September, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. The performance will be conducted by Bhagavatula Sethuram, the Director of Sri Kuchipudi Nritya Nilayam, as a tribute to his guru and father, Late Bhagavatula Rama Kotaiah, on the eve of his anniversary on 27th September.
The disciples of Bhagavatula Sethuram, namely Srilatha Prasad, Kumari Aparna, Kumari Nalini, Kumari Bindu, Kumari Sindhu, Mohan Reddy, Chandra Sekhar, Ramakrishna, Baby Keerthana, Baby Dhenuka and Sailaja Kiran, will present different items and ballets like Pushpanjali, Gajaanana, Ramayana Sabdam, Markandeya Charitra, Dasavatara Sabdam, Ehi Srinivasa Javali and Tillana.
These ballets are renowned solo performances depicting several aspects from our epics. They will be performed by experienced artists of Sri Kuchipudi Nritya Nilayam.
Gajanana is a welcome presentation, written Sri Ganapathi Sacchidananda Swamy. Pushpanjali is a traditional item praising Goddess Durga, whereas Dasavatara Sabdam is an item depicting the ten avataras of Lord Vishnu.
Markandeya Charitra is the story of Bhakta Markandeya, who conquered his death by praying Lord Siva, while Ehi Sreenivasa is a song written by Sri Ganapathi Sacchidananda Swamy on Lord Balaji. The Thillana is a traditional item, which emphasizes the intricate footwork as well as grace in Kuchipudi.
The choreography and Nattuvangam is by Bhagavatula Sethuram, while the vocals are by A Sarada Reddy and Amalapuram Kanna Rao, mridangam by S Nageswara Rao, violin by Subbalakshmi, flute by Murali, special effects by Sridharacharya and make-up by Varma.
Kuchipudi Nritya Nilayam was started in 1958 by Late Bhagavatula Rama Kotaiah, and got registered in 1962. The institution has, over the period of time, developed many renowned artistes and ballets. Following in his foot-steps, this tradition is being spread in all corners of AP and across the globe by his disciple and son, Bhagavatula Sethuram.
Sethuram is the Head of the Department of Dance at the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, and is a recipient of the Nandi Award for his excellent choreography and performance of the Kuchipudi ballet Geethagovindam. He has choreographed many excellent dance ballets like Ramayana, Bhagavadgeeta and Girija Kalyanam to name a few. He has also contributed his art to social welfare, by directing ballets like Lakshmana Rekha and War & Peace that deal with atrocities against women.
He has been awarded the Saraswati Award, the Prathibha Puraskaram, the Ugadi Puraskaram, the Nrithya Kinnera Award by the Delhi Telugu Academy and the Excellence Award by the Andhra Maha Sabha in Mauritius. He has performed in various European countries, USA, UK, Singapore, Dubai, Sharjah and so on, in addition to numerous performances in various cities and towns of India.
Please contact Bhagavatula Sethuram at 98484-66351 for further details.