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Kuchipudi Recital by Madhavimala

Hyderabad, July 22, 2011: Anandapriya Foundation founded by a group of art and literature lovers presented a scintillating Kuchipudi dance recital by Sarvepalli Madhavimala at Sunshine Hospitals' Auditorium. The programme was sponsored by Sunshine Hospitals, Hyderabad. A number of classical dance lovers attended the programme.

The objective of Anandapriya Foundation is to provide the community the opportunity to enjoy access to Indian classical music, dance and contemporary painting. The Foundation also intends to hone English language skills in children by bringing out versions of global literature in the form of well-illustrated story books. The talented artiste, Sarvepalli Madhavimala, has received her training under some of the finest Kuchipudi maestros in South India. Initiated early, she received her first formal training from Sri Vempati Kodanda Rama Sastry, son of Sri Vempati Venkatanarayana, of the illustrious Kuchipudi Trinity. She further honed her stylistic techniques from well-known Gurus including Dr. K. Uma Rama Rao and Sri Vedantam Prahalada Sarma. Madhavi has performed in prestigious sabhas in India and has toured many countries. Madhavi has been recently conferred with the title 'Kala Ratna' by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh for her dedication to the Kuchipudi art form.

Madhavimala started the performance with a traditional invocation Pushpanajali, followed by a Vinayaka Slut' in Surati ragam and Adi talam. Gale Bhujanga composed by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan in Hamsanandi ragam, Misra Chapu came up next. Gale Bhujanga is a devotional piece describing the beauty of Lord Siva replete with Sringara sentiment. Madhavi's Sanchari abhinaya in Vande Srimataram on Goddess Parvathi and her various incarnations was quite impressive. Emoko chigurutadhararnuna, an Annamacharya kirthana in Thilang ragam and Rupaka talam followed. A scintillating Tarangam, the hallmark of Kuchipudi classical dance repertoire in Mohana Ragam, Jhampe talam showcased Madhavi's skill in Nritya and Nritta. Celebrated violin maestro Sri Lalgudi Jayaram's Thillana in Madhuvanti ragam and Adi talam thrilled the audience. The end-piece, a Ragamalika composed by Saint Annamacharya depicting a quaint lullaby sung by mother Yasoda for baby Krishna truly captivated the audience. For more media detail, please contact: Prashant Jain, Media 4 You, 9885043038
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