Tuesday 23 January 2018

2nd Edition of Vempati's Marghazi Utsav 2017 - Footloose and fancy free with Dr. Sunil Kothari

On 25th December, Kuchipudi Art Academy in RA Puram was all agog with followers, admirers, disciples of Vempati Chinna Satyam, as O. Pannerselvam, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, unveiled the 7 feet tall bronze statue of Siddhendra Yogi and garlanding the portrait of former Chief Minister Dr. M.G. Ramachandran to whom the 2nd edition of Utsav was dedicated along with late Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha. Incidentally, Jayalalitha was a disciple of Vempati and an alumna of Kuchipudi Art Academy.

Vempati's eldest son Venkatachalapathy, who is the secretary of Kuchipudi Art Academy, has been organizing a weeklong festival from 25th till 31st December since last year. It has brought focus on the busy schedule and round the year activities of training, performances and maintaining the highest standards of Vempati bani of Kuchipudi.

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1 comment:

  1. Respected Mr. Sunil Kothari Ji, Thank you so much Sunil ji for your nice article about this dance Festival. I am really very lucky to get your blessings. Your lovely reviews always encourage me & my work. Again Thanks a ton Sunil ji. Regards - Monojit Saha. Bharatanatyam Performer from Kolkata. Dspl of Padmabhushan Prof C V Chandrasekhar from Chennai.