QUEEN'S ROAD: Nrityotsav, a dance event which will be held this Sunday, is being organised by Natyasaraswathi as a tribute to Kuchipudi exponent Lakshmi Rajamani, who has been part of previous editions of the fest.
The seventh edition of the event will see lecture demonstrations on various topics themed around temples, including Temple Ritual Dances — Sketching Dances With Footwork by Voleti Rangamani and Study on Kuchipudi Dance — Sculptures by Shilpacharya Shankar.
Anurekha Ghosh (Kolkata) and Anupama Bhushan (Bengaluru) will present Kuchipudi-Kathak — A Comparative Study as well as a jugabandi of their respective forms.
This year, the organisation that strives to promote Kuchipudi will confer the Kuchipudi Natyasaraswathi Puraskar on Voleti Rangamani (Hyderabad) and Veena Murthy Vijay (Bengaluru) for their contributions to the art form.
Other artistes to be featured at the event include disciples of Saraswathi Rajathesh, Veena Murthy Vijay, Vyjayanthi Kashi, Sudha Sridhar, Sujendra Babu and Lakshmi Rajamani. The festival is being supported by supported by Ministry of Culture, Government of Karnataka, and MLAs Pilla Munisamappa (Devanahalli) and Jagadeesh Kumar (Hebbal) will attend as chief guests.
Nrityotsav, at Guru Bhavana, Devanahalli town, near airport, on March 1, from 10 am to 8 pm. For more information, log on to www.natyasaraswathi.com