Monday, 6 August 2012

Obit/Tribute - My Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam - Lakshmi Mani

If I were to describe my Guru in one word, it would be PERFECTIONIST. An affectionate and caring person otherwise, he was a hard taskmaster, ready to correct us countless times till we got it right.  Early morning or late night, he would make us rehearse for hours, without him displaying any sign of exhaustion. Every nuance would have to be perfect, every movement graceful and fine. He would lay great emphasis on involvement, as opposed to just a set of mechanical movements. A fantastic performer, his choreography was matchless, never compromising on either aesthetics or technical brilliance. 

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1 comment:

  1. Dr.Sujata Ramanathan26 August 2012 at 15:40

    Very touching & succinct! I've seen Lakshmi's Kuchipudi & have been mesmerised by the way she has been able to present to the audience the complete essence of the Vempati baani. The world of arts is much poorer by his demise. Long live his legacy!