Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kuchipudi Dance Ballet on 18th July 2010

South Indian Cultural Association (SICA), Hyderabad cordially invites you to a grand "Kuchipudi Dance Ballet" on 18th July 2010 by Guru Smt. Maddali Usha Gayathri and her disciple from Nrithya Kinnera. The venue of the program is Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad. The program starts at 6:30 PM. Donor passes will be availble before the program at the venue. The details of the program are given below.

Nrithya Kinnera presents "Rukmini Satya"
Smt. Maddali Usha Gayathri: She was introduced to the stage at the age of four as a child dance prodigy under the tutelage of Sri Dayal Saran, who was a disciple of world famous Dance Maestro, Uday Shankar and has ever since performed all dance forms and has finally settled down to master the skills of Kuchipudi Dance form with the inspiration of Padmasri Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma.

She underwent training in Kathak dance under Sri Yadagiri, a disciple of the famous fold and Kathak exponent Sri Gopalraj Bhatt. She started takign basic training and formal introduction to the Kuchipudi Art form from Guri Sri Yeleswarapu Suryaprakasa Sarma.

She underwent specialized training in Nattuvangam from the well known Nattuvangam expert Smt. Kamal Rani of the famous dance institute Kalakshetra, Chennai. She was honoured for the best Nattuvangam by the college of Defence Manager in 2008. Presently she is a Research Scholar at the Hyderabad Central University working on 'Kalpas'.

As a well trained and talented artiste she has been presenting hundereds of performances of for the last three decades in different centeres in India and abroad. Many mythological themes like: Shivabhakta Markandeya, Rukmini Satya, Sri Alivelu Manga Charitham, Sir Goda Kalyanam, Yasoda Krishna, Alokaye Sri Balkrishnam are some of them.

"Rukmini Satya" is an absorbing and colourful Kuchipudi Dance Ballet on the comparitive charactereistics in the nature, emotion and devotion of Rukmini of Narayana Theertha and Satya of Siddendra Yogi. The concept, theme and choreography are by "Hamsa Awardee" Guri Smt. Maddali Usha Gayathri.

Though both Rukmini and Satya are true devotees of Lord Krishna, one's path is moulded by devotion while the other's is by desire. Though their parth is different, their goal is the same. This is the basic and main theme of the Dance Ballet "Rukmini Satya".

Monday, July 12, 2010

Carnatic Vocal Concert on 24th July, 2010

Kalasagaram is organizing a grand Carnatic concert on 24th July 2010. The details are as follows. All are welcome.

Program : Carnatic Vocal Concert by Shri Kyvalya Kumar Chilla
Instrumental Support: Shri R. Dinakar on Violin and Shri Burra Sriram on Mridangam
Date : 24th July 2010
Venue : Keys High School for Girls, Secunderabad
Time : 6:30 PM

About the Artist:
Kyvalya Kumar had his initial training in Carnatic music from Smt. K. Annapurna at Parupalli Ramakrishnaiah Sangeetha Vidyalam, Vijayawada. Subsequently he came under the tutelage of 'Sangeeta Kala Tapaswi' Shri P.V.S. Seshaiah sastry, Retd. Pricipal of Govt. College of Music & Dance, Hyderabad. Presently he is taking advanced training under Smt. Lalitha Siva KUmar, Daughter-in-law of Smt. D.K. Pattammal, Chennai.

Kyvalya Kumar is a Diploma holder with distinction in Carnatic music, apart from Technical Teachers Certification given by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. He won gold medal in Annamacharya Sankeetana competitions conducted by T.T.D. in 2001. He was given scholarship from 2002-2004 by the Central Govt. He is a 'B' grade artiste of AIR, Hyderabad. Kyvala Kumar performed at various important sabhas at Vizag, Vijayawada, Warangal, Khammam, Kakinada and Hyderabad. He has given concerts at Thyagaraja Vidwat Samajam and Brahmagana Sabha at Chennai. He has also sung for the TTD SVBC Channal, Hyderabad. Endowed with a vibrant voice, his music is steeped in pure classicism.