Amaravati Natyotsavam enthralls audience

Amaravati Natyotsavam enthralls audience
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Amaravathi Natyotsavam, a festival of Indian dances, has commenced at the Annamayya Kala Vedika, Sri Venkateshwara Devasthanam in Guntur on Wednesday evening.

Guntur: Amaravathi Natyotsavam, a festival of Indian dances, has commenced at the Annamayya Kala Vedika, Sri Venkateshwara Devasthanam in Guntur on Wednesday evening. The two-day event is being organised by KRKM Memorial Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Creativity and Culture Commission. Indian Classical dances Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Manipuri, Simhananadini, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Mohiniattam were scheduled in this two-day festival.

Amjana Ramesh from Bangalore had performed Bharatanatyam which was appreciated by the audience with a loud applause. She performed Ganesh Stotram, Purandaradas composition and Srungara Lahari. With beautiful expressions and postures apt to the Bharatanatyam style was presented by the artiste.

Odissi is the dance forum of Odisha State. Normally, Krishna Bhakti will be depicted in the Odissi dance. It is one of the Indian classical dances and this was presented by Sanjeev Kumar Jana from Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

Sanjeev Kumar, a beautiful exponent of Nritta, marvelously coordinated lower-body steps, upper-body gesture and facial expression. He had presented two dance items 'Pallavi' based on Sankarabharana Ragam and 'Moksha Maha Kali Stuti' attracting the attention of the audience.

It was followed by another classical dance form named Manipuri originated in the North-Eastern State of Manipur. The Manipuri dance is a performance with its own unique costumes, aesthetics and conventions. The Manipuri dance is presented with greater emphasis on hand and upper body gestures. Tania Chakroborty from Bhubaneswar had given an excellent presentation and performed the items 'Radha Abhisan', 'Hari Viha Madhava', 'Dasavatarams' and 'Rabindra Sangeet'. This colourful dance was well received by the gathering. The first day festival was concluded with Simhanandini dance by Hyderabad-based dance artistes Rithvik Venkat and Charmila Venkat. It was a nice performance and the spectators enjoyed the show.

Dr. Ramaraju Srinivas, K. Haranadha Reddy, Ch. Mastanaiah, Subba Reddy, Kaja Venkata Subrahmanyam and Koka Vikayalakshmi were present in the meeting before the commencement of the Natyotsavam.

By VRS PRASAD

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