A tribute to one of Telugu literature's most revered writers can only be expected to be befitting of the personality. Here's a little-known, age-old dance form being performed by a stalwart dancer.
In commemoration of the 85th birth anniversary of late lyricist Dr. Arudra, the Dr. Arudra Memorial Trust is organising a Vilasini Natyam by Dr. Anupama Kailash, on 31st August, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium.
Dr. Kailash has been performing for over 20 years now, and has given more than 600 performances. She is a disciple of Dr. K Uma Rama Rao, and did her doctorate in Kuchipudi from Central University, Hyderabad. She has performed in various locations, both in India and abroad.
She is also one of the few performers of a very old Indian dance form called Vilasini Natyam, that she learned from Swapnasundari.
She runs an institute called Anubhav that was founded 6 years ago with the aim of helping budding young artistes develop their skills in Kuchipudi.
Bhagavatula Sadashiva Shankara Sastry, known by his pen-name "Arudra", is a highly respected author in modern Telugu literature. He was born in Visakhapatnam on 31st August 1925. A multifaceted personality, he wrote several poems, essays, short stories, dramas, translations, film songs and detective stories, and also a book on chess. "Tvamevaham" and "Samagra Andhra Sahityam" are landmark pieces of this writer.
Arudra also contributed greatly to the success of Golden Era of Telugu cinema. He penned stories, dialogues and lyrics for several films - including Kanna Talli, Pakka Inti Ammayi, Chenchu Lakshmi, Jayabheri, Aradhana, Manchi Kutumbam, Andala Ramudu, Muthyala Muggu, Daana Veera Soora Karna and Pelli Pustakam. He passed away on 4th June 1998.
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