Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation, a Non-profit trust dedicated for promotion of arts organized their second edition of Natya Parmpara Utsav – 2015 at Seva Sadan Auditorium in the City, featuring eminent artists of kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dance forms.
The festival was inaugurated by Sri H. N Suresh, Director Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Revered Guru’s Lalitha Srinivasan, Lakshmi Mani, Vempati Ravishankar ,the event began with Lighting of the lamp and performance of upcoming artist Himansee Katragadha from Warangal , she performed an beautiful item swagatam krishna on traits of krishna and Devi Stuti with elan and is going to be the next star in the horizon , the performance was followed by introduction of living legend of Kuchipudi Vedantham Radheshyam through an visual media who hails from Kuchipudi village and recent central Sangeeth Natak Akademy awardee was honoured . The event continued with next Kuchipudi performance by Priyanka Vempati wife of Guru Vempati Ravishankar who enthralled the audience with compositions of Swathi Thirunal and Annamacharya, the visual beauty of Kuchipudi was well presented by Priyanka. Bharatanatyam exponent P Praveen Kumar was honoured on this occasion followed by his solo presentation with krishnanjali on the story of Lord Vishnu various forms. The next item was an Javali on an Nayaka The hero in this piece is a Drushta Nayaka or one who out warding accepts his follies but deep within is not in any state of remorse was done with intense abhinaya that rasikas were spellbound., The finale was an Kuchipudi Duet by Deepa Sashindran and Rekha Satish, they presented a traditional repertoire Tharangam taken from krishna leela tharangini, Krishnam kalaya sakhi sundaram describing various traits of krishna from his childhood enthralled the audience by dancing on the brass plate with intricate jathi patterns and they concluded the fest with an annamacharya composition Vande vasudevam the melodious music and dance was a fitting finale for the festival.
Nandana a Kuchipudi dancer in the city who witnessed the show said “I enjoyed all performances;. Kuchipudi guru Sri Vempati Ravi’s sparkling choreography found a fitting performers. Never compromising on speed or grace, they brought the full force of Kuchipudi ‘s quicksilver movements.
Rituparna who came to watch the show exclaimed “it was an rare event to see exclusive Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam performances of stalwarts happening in the city and I went back home content with joy seeing amazing solo performances, duet it was treat and I realised that dancers of other dance forms do get to learn the nuances from other styles by witnessing such dance festival which was organised in a highly professional manner”
The Natya Parampara Utsav 2015 is a realisation of Deepa Sashindran & Rekha Satish Founders of Kuchipudi Parampara foundation.
Speaking about the event, Deepa Sashindran said, “The event is an ode to dance form in this second edition, my aim is to make this an unforgettable event and a magical evening with the wonderful line up of eminent artists who have carved a niche for themselves in the wonderful world of dance. There will be performances of different dance forms in subsequent editions too.”