Nruthya Sandhya: Performance On Nayikas - Avasthas & Navarasas By Dr. P Rama Devi
Nruthya Sandhya: Performance On Nayikas - Avasthas & Navarasas By Dr. P Rama Devi at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad
About Guru.G.Ratheesh : NatyaChoodamani, Nrityaavibhoshan, Natyakalabharathy Shri G. Ratheesh Babu is a disciple of Kalaimamani Padmashri Adayar K. Laxman; Chennai is a highly acclaimed and renowned dancer, who continues to be totally involved in the art both as a teacher and a performer. Ratheesh was introduced to the world of Indian Classical Dance at the age of five under the tutelage of GURU Kalanilayam Krishnan Kutty, Kerala and he learned his first steps in Mohiniattam. Then he moved ahead and learned the intricacies of Bharatnatyam and Kuchippudi dance form under the able guidance of Smt. Amritam Gopinath, Aryakalanilayam. Then he moved to Chennai to specialize in Bharatnatyam under the guidance of Kalaimamani Padmashree Shri Adayar K. Laxman, Chennai. Practiced Karnatic Music under the guidance of Shree Trissur. T Unnikrishnan, IKSV, Khairagarh. He has displayed his immense talent by performing in all major Sabhas and festival in India and abroad. A graceful and gifted dancer, Ratheesh Babu is a classicist in the field of Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. He is the Founder Director of ’’NRITHYATHI KALAKSHETRAM” - School of Indian Classical Dance; Affiliated to Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya; Khairagarh - C.G. having national repute. For sheer geometry of lines and precise structure beauty of form, he has stretched his capacity for perfection to its utmost. By his astounding and exquisite dance dazed the audience with his scintillating performances in India and Abroad. His versatile talent and her gracious inner artistic beauty won wide acclaim from art lovers, connoisseurs &natyaacharyas for his spellbound performances and art critics as one of the best- recognized dancer. He has also been adored with several prestigious awards from Govt, as well as renowned Cultural Samathi's. He has staged approximately 700 plus shows both Solo and group dances. He also conducts workshops & Imparts training through Nrithyathi's Learning Centers located at Raipur, Bhilai, Durg, Nagpur, Bhopal, Hubli, Pune, Kannur, Vizag & Bangalore.
AWARDS AND HONOURS: Conferred the title of “Natya Kala Choodamani” for yeoman service in the field of Bharathanatyam, Kuchippudi, Mohiniattam and folk dances - from Gana Mukundhapriya; Chennai in the year 2008,Nritya Vaibhawa Award from Akhil Bhartiya Sanskrutik Sangh. Pune (M.H.) May 2006, Lifetime Achievement Award by Himachal Tourism & All India Artist Association Shimla (H.P.) in the year 2005, Awarded with RashtriyaSamaikya Bharat GauravSatkar by Madras Telgu Academy, Madras (Spirit of Unity Concert) in the year 2005,Consecutive First Prize in group dance and Solo Dance in All India Dance Competition held at Shimla from 1992 to 2007,Balraj Sahani National Award by All India Artist Association; Mumbai - Shimla (H.P.). in the year 2003,Awarded with International Man of the Year 2001 by American Biographical Society,
About Dr.P.Rama Devi: Dr.P.RamaDevi, is a well-known Kuchipudi Dance Exponent, established her institution Sri Sai Nataraja Academy of Kuchipudi Dance in 1989 at Secunderabad and trained more than thousand students so far. Beyond the Doctorate in Kuchipudi Dance, she holds degrees like M.Phil, M.A(Gold Medal), B.Sc, B.Ed, Diploma in Domestic Science, Praveena in Hindi and Higher Diploma in Software Engineering. Certificate and diploma course in Kuchipudi dance with distinction .Her outstanding qualification found a place, in the panel of judges: 1 .in the JURY OF A.P.TV & FILM NANDI AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2011,2.in the JURY for the section of the best Tableau on the occasion of Republic day celebrations 2011,3.in the JURY for the selection of Scholarship for Young artists by Ministry of Culture, New Delhi,4.Chief program Convener for Soorya Dance festival,Hyderabad,5.Chief co-coordinator for Kerala SangeetNatak Academy ad hoc committee ,6.Expert in the committee for recommending the suitable candidates for award of scholarships in the field of Kuchipudi dance under the scheme of CCRT,Govt.of.lndia, New Delhi, 8.Expert committee member in preparing question papers & evaluating the papers for Certificate, Diploma, B.A, M.Ain Kuchipudi Dance conducted by P.S.Telugu University 9. Expert committee memberin evaluating M.Philthesis, conducted by P.S.Telugu University. Her Academy has received four times production grant (GRANT-IN-AID) BY Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Department of Culture, Govt.of.lndia and also received 4 times Financial aid from SangeetNatakAkademi, Deilhi: She is an Author for five books "KUCHIPUDI DANCE IN TEXTUAL FORM" (English), "KUCHIPUDI KALAPAS AN ODYSSEY REDISCOVERED", (English), "KUCHIPUDI NATYAM - Certificate course" & "KUCHIPUDI NATYAM - Diploma Course (with more than sixty definitions) in Telugu and “HISTRIONIC EXPRESSIONS IN KUCHIPUDI DANCE” . These books are the reference books for the various courses offered in the field of Kuchipudi dance by P.S.Telugu University, Hyd. She has also written scripts and songs for various dance ballets and solo items. She has contributed number of articles in News Papers, and magazines particularly in the Narthanam, Kalaspandana (Bangalore based), natyavedam etc., and in various souvenirs too. She conducts work-shops and gives lecture demonstrations on various subjects pertaining to Natya Sastra & Abhinaya, History, and Development & Salient feature of Kuchipudi Dance. She choreographed 25 ballets and more than 5o solo items that won applause. She is a recipient of SENIORFELLOWSHIP award from Central Govt, New Delhi and also received “Kala Subba Rao Smaraka Puraskaram”, “Durgabai Deshmukh” “Lifetime Achievement” “Navarasa Natya Prapurna” &”PANORAMA OF DANCE”, “Badam Sarojini Devi Award”, ’’Pancha Ratna Mahila Puraskaram”, etc,.