On the occasion of the auspicious Telugu New Year, Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance ballet themed on Ugadi, on 7th April. Malladi Rajini, along with her disciples - M Patali, M Pallavi, A Keertana, D Tejaswi, Sahitya and Jhansi - will perform the dance. The socio-cultural ballet has been written and choreographed by Malladi Rajini, and comes with nattuvangam by Renuka Prasad, vocals by Ravali, violin by Anil Kumar and mridangam by Om Prakash.
This ballet starts with the dancers performing an invitation dance to Ugadi explaining the importance of the festival, and moves on to Vasantha Ruthuvu or the spring season, and how the sequence of events in the Ramayana happened, including Seeta Kalyanam, Mareecha Vadha, Ravana Samharam and Pattabhishekam. It ends with a message that Vasantha Ruthuvu is about lush greenery, and destroying it means doomsday for mankind.
Malladi Rajini is a disciple of Dr. K Uma Rama Rao, and has a BA and MA in dance from the Telugu University, Hyderabad, in 1994 & 1996, with gold medals. She has been awarded the Govt of India HRD scholarship and the Young Junior Fellowship for her achievements. She has performed at almost all prestigious venues in Andhra Pradesh, and also at Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Madurai.
Rajini has written and composed about 12 dance ballets, and has also written various dance-related articles in newspapers, and participated in talk shows in the All-India Radio. She teaches her art to about 20 students at the her institute Natya Sudha in Nacharam, established in 2005.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 or Malladi Rajini at 6463-9808/98483-02676 for further details.