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Breaking News Shilparamam & Natyamitram Jointly Organised World Dance Day Celebrations

Shilparamam & Natyamitram Jointly Organised World Dance Day Celebrations on 28.4.2019 in its premises.

In the Morning Session they Organised ” JIGNYASA” A Quiz Competition on “Indian Classical Dance Forms” for Juniors and Seniors Section in Ethnic Hall. Evening Session organized  “Classical Dance Performances” on the occasion of World Dance Day. The artists around the city participated

Evening Dance Performances  at Amphitheatre

About The Artists and their Synopsis

  • Kalamandalam Sreeja:

Sreeja R Krishnan is a Mohiniattam dancer who hails from Kerala. She is the disciple of Guru Kalamandalam Lathika, Guru Kalamandalam Haimavathi and Guru Kalamandalam Leelamma. She is also trained in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Sreeja has given many performance and won accolades. She has been honoured with titles such ‘Natyasree’, ‘Sabha Kuwait’, ‘Nellay Yuva Natya Puraskar’,  ‘Konark Natya Bibooshan’, ‘Nritha Vilasini’, ‘Nritha Nrithyathi’ and ‘Natyakala  Chathura’.

Her First Item is a Jaya Deva Ashtapadi in which Radha, who was hit with the Cupid’s Arrow, is disappointed with Krishna, as she see him spend his previous night with other women. She expresses both her anguish and sorrow of being disregarded by Krishna. This is set in ragamalika and talam Adi, Choreographed by Kalamandalam Sreeja R Krishna.

The Second Item is a Lullaby, Omanithingal Kidavo which is a composition of Sriraman Irayimman Tambi. who is the mentor of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal. It is composed while Maharani Gowri Lakshmi Bayi put the baby King Swathi Thirunal to sleep. The lyrics of the poem reflect this sense of relief when it refers to the baby as a treasure from God and the fruit of the tree of fortune. The song lends itself well to the expressions of the navarasas and is therefore often set to dance. Here, the dancer dons the role of Mother and reflects the tender motherhood through navarasas. This is set in ragamalika to talam Adi. Choregrahed by Kalamandalam Sreeja.


  • Preeti Lekha D Chowdary:

With a Masters in Anthropology from Guwahati University, Preetilekha’s passion for dance led her complete her Visharad in Odissi from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Over the years, she has excelled in both Odissi and Sattriya forms under the tutelage and caring guidance of distinguished Gurus – Guru Garima Hazarika and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in Odissi and Dr Kesavananda Deva Goswami, Dr Jagannath Mahanta and Adhyapak Naren Barua in Sattriya. Preetilekha has given numerous stage performances in both Odissi and Sattriya since 1991 at various prestigious dance festivals throughout the country and has earned the appreciation of both her peers and the rasikas. She is a Grade artist of Doordarshan and has also been awarded the prestigious Junior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture for the year 2010-11 for undertaking research oriented projects in Sattriya Dance. Preetilekha has also been recently awarded the Kala Bhusan Award -2018 in Nanded (Maharashtra) and the Kala Tirth Puraskar 2018 in Rajkot (Gujarat) for her contribution to Indian Classical Dance.

The first item is a “NANDI SHLOK” which is based on the first shlok of Ankiya Nat written by Mahapurush Sankardeva. This item describes the boundless beauty of Lord Krishna and is set to Taal  THUKONI and SUT KALA. The music  has been composed by Sh Bhasker Jyoti Ojha and choreographed by Sh Naren Ch Barua.

The second item is “HARADHANU BHANGA”

This is an Abhinaya piece enacting the Swayamvara of Sita, the stringing of Haradhanu by Lord Rama and how Lord Rama emerges victorious in the contest between the kings as they fight for Sitas hand in marriage. The item has been choreographed by late Dr Kesavananda Deva Goswami and is set to Raag- Mahur and Taal -Ektaal and Sutkala.

  • Neeraja – Kuchipudi

Natyaganapathi namaamyaham – prayer song,

kolani dopariki annamayya Keertana,

oraga choodaku Narayana – duet,

Natesha Koutham.

Performed by – Chaitra Reddy, Srihita Reddy, Saranya Bhodana, Chandrika, Sreeja, Sahiti and Badri.

  • Subrat –Kathak

Subrat has started learning kathak at the age of 12 under the tutelage and guidance of Dr. Chandan Singh from Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya , Khairagharh. Dr. Chandan Singh is disciple of Dr. Mandavi Singh she is the vice chancellor of  Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya , Khairagharh. They have established their own institue Tarangini Kathak Kendra in Hyderabad. Currently he is working with Genpact India as Process Associate. Subrat has been awarded with Gopi Kishan National Award in 2012 and Kala Shri Samman  in 2013 for his dedication towards kathak.


  1. Ganesh Vandana

They say nothing is successful without the blessings of almighty.

Tarangini Kathak Kendra will begin the performance with a Ganesh Vandana

“Kripa Karo Ganapati Maharaj” sung by one of the best Indian Classical and pop singer

Smt  Shubha Mudgal ji.

This performance shows offering flowers and salutation to lord Ganesh.


  1. Saraswati Vandana

Maa Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning. She is a part of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of BrahmaVishnu, and Shiva to create, maintain, and regenerate-recycle the Universe, respectively.

“Mata Saraswati Sharada” composed in Raag Bharvai and Teen Taal.

  1. Kathak Fusion (Viraah)


“Hum Se Raha Nahi Jay”

When the Nayika hears the sound of the Flute played by the Nakay, She is unable to

control herself.  In A rush of adrenaline, she wishes with her heart and soul that she meets him.

The power of love overtakes all other senses just at the perception of the music of the flute.

The flute is so mesmerizing that the Nayak cannot bear her emotions. But the game of fate doesn’t let her meet her lover.


The song sung by Smt Shubha Mudgal ji.

  • Sanghamitra – Oddisi

Sanghamitra and odissi group from bhubhaneswar will present two items.

  • Dou Dou Sankha Kapala Bhusita describes the attributes of Lord Vishnu and Shiva.
  • The Second Item is Radha Rani Sanghe Nache Murali Pani which shows the joyful dancing of Krishna and Radha along with sakhis.

Performed by Sanghamitra Muduli, Monswini Mohonty, Subhashri Patnaik, Satya Prakash Sahu.


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