These abhinayas convey powerful messages! See if you can grab some of them. Vilasini Natyam, or otherwise called Devadasi Nrithyam, is a comprehensive and authentic representation of the temple, court and theatrical dance traditions of Andhra Pradesh.
It is distinguished from Kuchipudi and other abhinaya based dances by the characteristic and unique movements and expressions. This form of dance was on the verge of extinction, when Late Maddula Laxminarayana, and now her only disciple Swapna Sundari revived it.
Yashoda Thakur is a renowned Kuchipudi dancer, who's done her PhD in dancing from the Central University of Hyderabad. She was a disciple of Padmasri Dr Shobha Naidu. She's now established a Kuchipudi training centre, Rinda Sharanya Kuchipudi Dance Academy at Begumpet, through which she imparts her kuchipudi dancing skills to upcoming artistes.
She is over-whelmed by the abhinayas or the expressions of Vilasini Natyam, which evinced a keen interest in her. She decided to hone her skills in this dance form under Swapna Sundari.
Yashoda Thakur will be presenting her first performance of this ancient dance form at Ravindra Bharathi. The chief guest for this evening is V A K Ranga Rao, Arts Scholar in Chennai.
She will start her performance with Vigneshwara Stuthi, a Lord Ganesha prayer dance followed by the Pallavi, Varnam, Padam and Parijatham, the other eye-catching events.
For further details, please contact Yashoda Thakur at 94411-85443.