QUEEN’S ROAD:Vidwan Sathyanarayana Raju, Bengaluru’s renowned dancer, will present a choreographed performance of Rama Katha at the 31st Kinkini Festival at JSS Auditorium on Monday.
Says he, “Rama Katha takes you briefly to some of the facets of Rama’s relationships by stringing together excerpts and episodes from his life.”
It is not easy to portray multiple characters in a solo thematic presentation, but Sathyanarayana Raju has enjoyed this challenge. He has studied the nuances of each character as he switches from Kausalya to Sita and from Dasharatha to Hanuman and even Shabari and Ravana.
The concept and visualisation is by Usha R K. The music composition and vocals are by D S Srivatsa, nattuvangam by Shakuntala Prabhath, mridangam by Lingaraju and flute by Mahesh Swamy. In a discipline dominated by feminine energy, Sathyanarayana channels masculine strength and softer grace as he amalgamates the intrinsic elements of Bharatanatyam, nritta and abhinaya with fluidity.
Shares the dancer, “I trained under Sangeet Natak Academy awardee, late Guru Narmada of Shakuntala Nrityalaya. I also learnt Kathak from Dr Maya Rao and Chitra Venugopal at the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography.”
Catch him at 7.15 pm on Monday at JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, Jayanagar, 8th Block. For more details, contact 2664-4540. Entry is free.