On the auspicious occasion of the Navratris, Shilparamam is presenting a classical dance ballet called Sapta Nritya Manjari, on 19th October. The ballet is a combination of seven dances of India - Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi and Kerala Natanam.
The dancers taking part are highly regarded professionals in their respective arts - Devulapalli Uma for Bharatanatyam, A P Nivedita for Kuchipudi, Sanjay Joshi for Kathak, Bharatanjali Madhusudanan for Kathakali and Kerala Natanam, Priyanka Das for Mohini Attam and Sonali for Odissi.
The ballet has been choreographed by P Rama Devi, who also provides nattuvangam and vocal. Srivalli Sarma for vocal support and music direction, Bhanuprasad on the mridangam, Sridharacharya on the tabla, Kalamandalam Sanu on the chenda and idatya, Uma Venkateswarlu on the flute, and R Sudhakar on the veena, lend the other orchestral support for the recital.
P Ramadevi is the founder-director of Sri Sai Nataraja Academy Of Kuchipudi Dance, at Marredpally, which she started 17 years back. An M A Kuchipudi gold medalist at the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, she is currently pursuing her Ph D on the subject of Comparative Study Between Kathakali & Kuchipudi Yakshagana, at the Telugu University. A software engineer, Ramadevi is a disciple of Srimannarayana and Dr. K Uma Rama Rao.
With more than 40 years of experience in dance, she is an excellent choreographer and a teacher. She teaches dance to about 60 students at her institute, and also trains them for examinations. She has authored four books in English and Telugu, which have become part of the syllabus at the Telugu University.
She is a panel member of the HRD department, Ministry of Culture, for shortlisting of eligible candidates for dance scholarships, and also delivers lectures and demonstrations in Kuchipudi, for the CCRT.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or P Ramadevi at 98493-73553 for further details.