Unity of art in the diversity of its expression is what this day seems to be about. So while it's the sitar and vocal at one part of town, it's the flute and dance at another. And it's you that's the winner all through - for, it's talent on display all the way.
Ganesan, a Bharatanatyam artist, and Jayaprada
Ramamurthy, a flute artist, founded the Uttaraa Center for Performing Arts
(UCPA) in 1999. Uttaraa's aim is to promote our ancient tradition and culture
in the current scenario through generating interest in traditional art forms.
This institution was originally started for promoting classical music (Carnatic
flute) and classical dance (Bharathanatyam) among the youth.
Due to the enthusiasm and the encouragement of the young students of the institute and their parents, Uttaraa has planned to celebrate its second anniversary, and on the occasion will felicitate distinguished artists and organize cultural programs.
Veteran violin artiste P Kuppuswamy will be honored and conferred with the title 'Sangeetha Nidhi' on this occasion by renowned Bharatanatyam dance teacher V S Ramamurthy. The students of UCPA will then present a classical music and dance program. Sandeep and Pankaj, students of Jayaprada Ramamurthy, will start with a prayer on the flute, and will be followed by Pancha Jaathi Raga Mala - "Musical Ensemble On Flute" - by N Shankari and S Harsha, accompanied by Radhika Ramaswamy on the violin, Rajagapalachary on the mridangam and Sridharachary on the tabla and morsing.
Later in the evening, there will be a Bharatanatyam dance program by the students of Geetha Ganesan, titled 'Sri Ramayana' - with verses from Valmiki and Saptarishi Ramayan. Prema Ramamurthy and Jayaprada Ramamurthy will compose the music. The dance will cover the important points of the Ramayana like Rama's being banished to the forests, Soorpanakha's nose and ears being cut, Sita spotting a golden deer, the slaying of Maricha, the abduction of Sita, the killing of Jatayu, the dialogue between Rama and Sugriva, the slaying of Vali, the crossing of the ocean by Hanuman, his setting Lanka on fire and the end of Ravana and Kumbhakarna.
Aswini Subba Rao, Managing Director, Aswini Homoeo and Ayurvedic Products Limited, will be the chief guest.
Please contact Geeta Ganesan at 760-2480 for further details.