This Sunday, 15 young dancers are going to entertain all those who don't share the media's belief that there's no life beyond the P3 and the 50,000W places. Welcome to Shilparamam, and to Andhra Pradesh.
Shilparamam is presenting a Kuchipudi dance recital by the students of Tratee's Dance Academy, this Sunday. The recital is part of the weekly program of classical dance initiated by the Department Of Culture. A total of 15 dancers - Rashmi, Madhavi, Swapna, Jyothi, Saisri, Bhavani, Geetanjali, Sangeeta, Anushree, Divya, Poojita, Prathima, Bhavana, Manya and Muskan - will present Jaya Jaya Swamy, Adivo Alladigo, Mahaganapathi, Namah Shivaya, Natesha Koutvam, Idigo Bhadradri, Emayya Rama, Rama Kodanda Rama, Bhajare Gopalam, Paluke Bangaramayena, Shiva Panchakshari, Ashtalakshmi, Tillana and Mangalam.
All the performing dancers are students of Tratee's Dance Academy and disciples of Sundari Ravichandra. The orchestra ensemble for the recital is Sundari Ravichandra with the nattuvangam, Vani on vocals, Ramana on the mridangam and Rajashekar on the violin.
Tratee's Dance Academy was founded 3 years ago, and Sundari teaches Kuchipudi twice a week. She has done a 6-year Diploma in Kuchipudi, under Manjula Srinivas, at the Bhakta Ramadas Government College For Music, Secunderabad. She also runs and teaches Kuchipudi at her own recently established institute R K Institute Of Music And Dance, Secunderabad.
Manjula Srinivas has performed at the inaugural Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, and in many concerts organized by the Department Of Culture in various places. She won the 1st prize at the district-level Youth Festival, and the 2nd prize at the state-level Youth Festival.
Please contact the venue at 2310-0455 for further details.