Nritya Kinnera is presenting the Kuchipudi Rangapravesam of Vani Bhavani, on 25th January, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The recital starts with a Guruvandanam, followed by a Narayana Teertha's Jaya Jaya Ramanadha, Saint Thyagaraja's Raghukula Nayaka, Satyabhama Kalapam, Krishnam Kalayasakhi, Alarulu Kuriyaga and finally a Tillana.
The orchestra for the recital is 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.
Vani Bhavani has been learning Kuchipudi from Maddali Usha Gayathri for the last 5 years. Due to the expiry of her father when she was 18, she had to work at the Civil Supplies Department in Karimnagar. She used to learn Kuchipudi from Usha Gayathri every Saturday and Sunday, at Hyderabad. In order to dedicate herself more to the dance, she relocated to Hyderabad. She has done her MA in Sociology, and is currently pursuing MCA through correspondence. She is also working part-time as faculty at the TIME institute.
With her dedication she has won the heart of her guru, and has participated in almost all the dance ballets of the institution, portraying the main characters. She has a good pair of expressive eyes and coordinated footwork.
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 teacher training 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.