Tata Indicom, in association with the Shankarananda Kalakshetra, is presenting Once Upon A Time... Miracle And Parable Retold, two evenings of dance ballets, on 10th & 13th June, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
As part of this series, Bhakta Ramadas' Sri Rama Namam Entha Ruchi Ra, a Bharatanatyam dance ballet, will be performed by Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant and her disciples on 10th June. Choosing select and mostly very well-known Ramadas kirtanas, with some rare and unknown songs where necessary, the life, music and bhakti of Ramadas are presented in this ballet.
A choreographer who needs no introduction, Jayant has directed and presented 6 path-breaking dance ballets including Sri Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum, Buddham Saranam Gachchami, Dancing Tales... Panchatantra, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull. She graduated in Bharatanatyam from the world-renowned Kalakshetra, and learnt Kuchipudi from Pasumarti Ramalinga Sastry. She is a top-graded artiste of Doordarshan and an established artiste of the ICCR, and has featured in many dance festivals in India and abroad.
Among her innumerable awards, the prestigious Kalaimamani award of the Tamil Nadu government in Nov 2003 for her contributions as a Bharatanatyam dancer, the Nritya Choodamani from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in Dec 2006 and the Padmasri in March 2007 rank foremost. She is the director and architect of the famous dance academy Shankarananda Kalakshetra, Hyderabad.
Please contact Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant at 2354-2378 for further details.