Natya Tarangini, Raja & Radha Reddy's Institute Of Kuchipudi Dance, is back with the 2008 edition of Parampara - National Festival Of Music And Dance, from the 3rd to the 4th of October 2008, at Ravindra Bharathi.
Natya Tarangini has been annually organizing the national music and dance festivals titled Parampara for the last 10 years in Delhi. Today, Natya Tarangini's name has become synonymous with this overwhelmingly successful festival series. In the past, the festival has featured celebrated artistes like Amjad Ali Khan, Mallika Sarabhai, Shobana, Vyjayantimala Bali, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Deepak Maharaj.
Under the series in 2004, Natya Tarangini organized a festival of music and dance - 'Vaangmayee' – celebrating the masters of literature, which was inaugurated by the then President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. In September 2005, a festival titled 'Layaalayam – The Abode of Rhythm' was organized, which featured maestros from the field of rhythm. This was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
In continuation of its efforts, last year (2007), Natya Tarangini organized the series titled 'Andhri', for the first time in the city of Hyderabad from 31st August to 2nd September 2007 at Ravindra Bharathi and was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Dr. Y S Rajasekhar Reddy. The festival was a thumping success, and is once again slated for this year.
The details of the festival are as under:
Kuchipudi dance by Raja-Radha Reddy & disciples
Sarod by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Bharatanatyam performance by Geeta Chandran
Hindustani vocal by Parveen Sultana
Kathak performance by Jayant Kastuar
Carnatic violin by Ganesh and Kumaresh
The festival is being inaugurated by Shri Ponnala Lakshmaiah, Hon'ble Minister for Major Irrigation, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Natya Tarangini was established by Padma Bhushans Raja and Radha Reddy & Kaushalya in 1967, with the aim of propagating the rich Indian heritage of glorious music and dance tradition. Over the last 25 years, the institution has emerged as one with a difference in the propagation of the Indian arts and culture – especially dedicated to nurturing the age-old heritage of the Kuchipudi dance form. In the true guru-sishya parampara, hundreds of girls and boys, men and women from all over the world, with creative inclinations, are moulded here into fine dancers, through a systematized syllabus.
Please contact 98662-67980/2355-8901 for further details.