On the occasion of the centenary death anniversary of Mahakavi Dasu Sreeramulu, Sanjay Kumar Joshi, along with Anupama Kailash, Yashoda Thakur and Purvadhanasree, will be performing a Vilasini Natyam on 17th January, at Sri Thyagaraya Gana Sabha. The evening starts with a Ganesha Stuthi, followed by a Pallavi, two Padams, Pallaki Seva, Javali, Krishna Parijatam and a Salaam Daruvu. The dancers are all disciples of Padmabhushan Swapnasundari.
A versatile poet and writer of more than 33 books on different subjects, Dasu Sreeramulu was born in 1846. Even as a teenager, he wrote Satrajiti Vilasamu, a yakshaganam, and also performed avadhanams in both Telugu and Samskrit.
Though a lawyer by profession, he evinced great interest in literature, music and dance. Eminent Kuchipudi artists of his time, Vempati Kodanda Ramaiah and Tadepalli Vissayya, used to take scholarly advice from Sreeramulu. By 1887, he composed many keertanas, padams and javalis, particularly on Venugopalaswamy of Totla Valluru.
Devadasis like Chandlavada Pitchai, Rajaratnam and Pinapala Bhavani were helped by him with suitable sahityam and compositions. He also founded a famous music school at Eluru. He is the author of 'Abhinaya Darpanam', a good treatise on music and dance.
Please contact Sanjay Kumar Joshi at 2756-7626/98493-16526 for further details.