The best way to celebrate Ugadi is... well, gone after India's loss. The second best way, however, is here - an evening with the best in Andhra's own dance form.
On the occasion of Ugadi, Shilparamam is organising a grand Kuchipudi ballet called Nava Ugadi, by Devulapally Uma and group, of Srimukha Kuchipudi Natyalaya, this Monday. The ballet is about welcoming the Nava Vasantham (Telugu New Year), and will be enacted by Devulapally Uma as Nava Vasantham, Sneha as Kokila (cuckoo), Srilatha as Tummeda (bee), Tripura as Megham (clouds), Vaidehi as Selayeru (river), Gnana Subrahmanyam with Panchanga Sramanam (recital of Panchangam), and Snehakriti, Yashasvi, Akshara, Vaishnavi, Pavani and Shruthi as supporting dancers.
The ballet is choreographed by Devulapally Uma, and the music direction is by Srinivasa Venkata Sastry. The ballet is supported by Raghunandan with the nattuvangam, Srivalli and Govinda Reddy with the vocals, Omprakash on the mridangam, Anil on the violin and Ram Mohan on the flute. The special effects for the ballet are provided by Srikanth, and the make-up is by Keshava Rao and Suguna.
Srimukha Kuchipudi Natyalaya was started three years ago at Saidabad by Kameshwari, a dancer and a relative of Dr Vempati Chinnasatyam. Devulapally Uma, a renowned Kuchipudi dancer and choreographer, trains students with dance at this institute. Uma is a disciple of Dr Shobha Naidu, and has a Masters in Dance from Central University of Hyderabad, with a gold medal. She has performed in many places in India, and also abroad in Malaysia.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.