Even those who have never heard the word Simhanandini in their lives will know what Shilpa Sridhar is doing on stage tonite is tough. Her guru, unfortunately for all these girls, makes it look easy.
Shilparamam, as part of the ongoing All-India Crafts Mela from 16th to 31st December, is organising a Kuchipudi and Simhanandini recital by students of Voleti Rangamani today, the 9th day.
The recital starts with a Kuchipudi recital, Ganapati Stuthi, by Samyukta and Pranavi, followed by Sandhya Tandavam by M S Ramanujam, Jati Swaram by Deepa, Mounika and Apurva, Dashavataralu by M S Ramanujam, Shilpa Sridhar, Pavani, Bhargavi and Maheshwari, Simhanandini by Shilpa Sridhar, Mayuri Koutvam by M S Ramanujam, and Javali by Shilpa Sridhar.
Voleti Rangamani is a senior Kuchipudi dancer who has revived the centuries old traditional dance of Simhanandini. Simhanandini is an interesting dance where the dancer draws pictures of Goddess Kali's lion or Kumaraswamy's peacock or Goddess Lakshmi's aasan (the lotus), while dancing on the rangoli lying scattered on the stage.
Rangamani is the founder-director of Abhinaya Darpana Arts Academy, established in 1981. She is the daughter and disciple of renowned Kuchipudi dancer-teacher, Late C R Acharyulu. She also learnt Kuchipudi from Vedantam Prahlada Sarma. She is a renowned Simhanandini dancer, which she has demonstrated at many places in India and abroad.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.