The South Indian Cultural Association (SICA) is presenting a 2-day festival of Indian classical dances, titled Nrityotsav 2010, on 9th and 10th of July, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The 2-day dance festival will feature the following dance acts:
- Mohiniattam By Gopika Verma
- Bharatanatyam Ballet By Hemamalini Arni & Disciples
SICA was founded in 1959 by Dewan Bahadur Aramuda Iyengar, the Finance Minister of Hyderabad's Nizam and a great patron of Carnatic music. The association has since organised more than 1,000 concerts. It has provided a basic platform for upcoming artistes like U P Raju and Nagamani, Mandolin Srinivas and the Malladi Brothers.
SICA conducts workshops, felicitates artistes, and provides both moral and financial support to upcoming artistes. Dr. S Chakravarthy, IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Govt. Of AP, is the current President of the association, and R Chakrapani is the General Secretary.
The entry to the concert is by invitations, for members. The rest need to buy donor passes of Rs. 25 or Rs. 50 per head.
Please contact R Chakrapani, Secretary of South Indian Cultural Association, at 98491-24675 for further details.