After the successful series of dance performances organised by Attakkalari, the city gears up for a Kuchupudi performance
Bangalore enjoys its share of classical dance performances and is now geared up to witness a Kuchupudi performance. Meet artiste Surya Narayana Rao, a contemporary Kuchupudi and Bharatnatyam dancer. Surya is an active member of the Shivanatyam Institute of Visual Performing Arts and will be giving a solo Kuchupudi performance in Bangalore. Surya has been a part of Attakkalari India Biennial 2009, and after being appreciated by the Bangalore audience, he is ready to thrill them again with his next.
“I enjoyed being a part of Attakkari and I hope to see more people this time,” says an excited Surya. About his upcoming performance he says, “This is going to be a unique performance, as I will be dancing to the tunes of some old numbers in Kuchupudi such as Sandhyatandava and Praveshdhruv.”
Being a well-known figure in the world of contemporary and Kuchupudi dance, Surya admits that he is nervous about his upcoming performance. “In spite of being an experienced dancer, I feel nervous before a performance. It’s like entering an examination hall to write an exam.” Surya has observed that Kuchupudi dance has not gained as much popularity as Bharatnatyam and so he and his guru Veena Murthy have been active members in promoting the dance form in the city. With this performance just around the corner, one can sit back and enjoy an evening of Kuchupudi.
Be at Smritinandan Auditorium, Palace Road, at 6.30 pm on February 27
Rashmi Narayan/ DNA-Daily News & Analysis Source: 3D Syndication
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