The Department of Culture, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association with the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, is organising Yuva Shastriya Nrityotsav, a youth festival of Indian classical dances, on 18th, 19th & 20th March, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. The 3-day festival will have 4 performances every day from different parts of the country, starting 6:30pm, as below:
Kuchipudi by Nitya Subhaprada, Hyderabad
Bharatanatyam by Venkat Sridhar & Nagamallika, Warangal
Kathak by Rajani, Hyderabad
Kuchipudi by Srivani Bhavani, Hyderabad
Kuchipudi by Chinta Ravibabu, Kuchipudi village
Bharatanatyam by Jyothi Maddali, Mumbai
Andhra Natyam by Sirisha, Visakhapatnam
Kuchipudi by Nadiya, Nellore
Kuchipudi by Yamini Yashoda, Kuchipudi village
Odissi by Nupur, Nagpur
Kuchipudi by Bindu and Sindhu, Eluru
Kuchipudi by Spandana, Kadapa
The South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC) is one of the 7 cultural centers in the country, and was established in 1986 at Tiruvaiyaru in Thanjavur district. The center was later shifted to Thanjavur town. Its main operation areas include the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and the union territories of Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
The center is dedicated to the promotion of fine arts, dance, drama, music, theater and crafts. It also promotes and preserves the art forms by improving opportunities for artists, documenting dying art forms, and ensuring the participation of the youth in cultural activities.
Please contact the Department of Culture at 2323-3672/2323-1245 for further details.