Lasya Priya is presenting Annamayya Pada Nartana Shobha, a collection of 108 keertanas of Saint Annamacharya which are being presented in the form of 3 dance ballets with 36 keertanas each, on 3 different days during March and April. As part of this, the ballet Venkateswara Vaibhavam & Nrisimha Aavirbhavam will be performed on 8th April, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
The ballet begins with the Annamacharya sthuti Rajiva Naina Annamacharya, and the main concept is in two parts - the description of Lord Venkateswara, and Lord Narasimha's Aavirbhaham (incarnation). The 1st part, the description of Lord Venkateshwara, will be done through 24 Annamacharya keertanas:
Jayalakshmi Varalakshmi, Sharanu Sharanu, Kanti Akilaanda, Nanadikkula Narulella, Vedukondaama, Veedula Veedula, Vinnpalu Vinavale, Podaganti Mayya, Cheri Koluvaro, Indariki Abhayamu, Brahma Kadikina Paadamu, Shodasa Kalaanidhi, Nitya Pooja Livivo, Kanti Sukra Varamu, Entha Maatra Muna, Tandanaana, Amraanganalide, Tiru Tiru Javaraala, Paramatmu Daina Hariki, Veena Vaainche Ne Alamelumanga, Alukalu Chellavu, Atuvantidi Vilasini, Avadarincha Vayya and Muguru Velpulaku.
The 2nd part, the description of Lord Narasimha, will be done with the following keertanas:
Aaha Namo, Sriman Narayana Nee Padame Sharanu, Chaalada Hari Naama, Phala Netra, Jaya Jaya Nrusimha, Alara Chanchalamaina and Marda Marda Mama Bhandani.
The program concludes with a mangalam. The dancers participating in this ballet are Madhavimala Sarvepalli, Srilekha Kocherlakota, Padmaja Swarup, Ragasudha Vinjamuri, Saujanya Kiran, Madhavi Brahmam, Malavika Rao, Anahita Bharadwaj, Sindoora Murthy and Charvee Reddy. The orchestra for the recital is by Dr. K Uma Rama Rao and D S V Sastry with the nattuvangam and vocal respectively, Rajagopalacharya on the mridangam and Ashok Gurjale on the violin.
Lasya Priya is an institute founded in 1985 by Dr. Uma Rama Rao to impart knowledge in the theoretical and the practical aspects of Indian classical dance traditions. In a span of 23 years, this institution has produced several students who work for the promotion of this ancient art tradition in India and abroad, either as teachers or as performing artists. Lasya Priya is also working hard towards the promotion of Indian spiritual and cultural heritage through multimedia, making use of information technology.
Please contact Dr. Uma Rama Rao at 2335-2115/92465-89617 for further details.