Saturday, 21 January 2017

Vempati’s Margazhi Utsav at Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai - Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari

In the overcrowded festivals in Chennai during the season, one new Margazhi dance festival has been added by Kuchipudi Art Academy for 7 days at the Academy premises. Conceived and curated by Venkat Vempati, elder son of Vempati Chinna Sathyam, it aims at providing platform for the young dancers. One welcomes it for this very reason as young dancers need a platform to showcase their talent.
The festival was dedicated to late Chief Minister Jayalalitha. It was inaugurated by Keshav Prasad, traditional Kuchipudi exponent from Kuchipudi village and Mr. Natarajan, local MLA. With assistance from Central Sangeet Natak Akademi, the festival from 25th till 31st December 2016 featured on the opening night Vempati’s granddaughter Vempati Lakshmi Kameswari, Jayapriya Vikraman and Sahana Rao in Kuchipudi.

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