Kalasagaram is presenting its Annual Youth Festival Of Dance from 14th to 16th March, at Keyes High School For Girls, Secunderabad. This 3-day festival will feature 3 young and upcoming dancers, Jakkula Lakshmi Pravalika, Srikari S Rao and Ashritha Vemuganti.
Today, the last day of the festival, Ashritha Vemuganti will be performing a Bharatanatyam recital. Ashritha is a disciple of Nritya Choodamani Rajeshwari Sainath, director of the dance and music institute Sruthilaya Kendra Natarajalaya.
Ashritha has performed a total of 80 performances, both solo and group, for the institute. She has performed at the Indian High Commission in 2007, the Chennai Music and Dance Festival in 2008 & 2010, the Kakinada Dance Festival in 2006, and also in a dance-based show Taka Dhimi Tha.
Ashritha also won the national level Spic-Macay Scholarship, and Youth Award For Outstanding Contribution from the Citizens' Council Of Andhra Pradesh. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Francis College For Women, Hyderabad.
Kalasagaram organises a youth festival of dance every year where upcoming artistes are invited from all over the country, particularly South India. It also organises a youth festival of music, the last edition of which organised last month had D Lakshmi Prachotan, Lavanya Sundararaman and Sandeep Narayan performing.
Kalasagaram is a South-Indian cultural association situated in the East Nehru Nagar of East Marredpally, and has been organising Carnatic music concerts for more than 35 years. The concerts are usually held in the open-air theater of the Keyes High School campus. The singers are generally from outside Hyderabad, usually amateurs and upcoming artistes, and quite competent. Kalasagaram also occasionally stages South-Indian classical dances and Tamil plays.
Please contact Rajagopalan of Kalasagaram at 2773-1775 for further details.