Pride of Ramappa Temple Comes Alive

On the occasion of the UNESCO Recognition to the Ramappa Temple, Bharata Rangasthali Academy of Fine Arts Hyderabad and Kuchipudi dancer Koka Vijayalakshmi presented a dance ballet, the Pride of Ramappa Temple, at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium, Hyderabad on Saturday 5 March 2022 to a packed audience. 

The dance ballet was presented to celebrate the pride of Ramappa with Kuchipudi and Perini Sivatandavam. To celebrate the occasion a song was specially written by Sri Vadali and Phani Narayana, set to music by Nihal. The ballet was choreographed by Koka Vijayalakshmi. The handling of the concept and the bringing out the crux of the importance of the temple in the state of Telangana was well brought out. The coordination among dancers was a beauty to watch and kept the audience glued to their seats. Two dancers, who lent able support to Koka Vijayalakshmi were Kuchipudi dancer G Ravi and Perini dancer Dr. Ravi Teja.

The performing artistes of the day were: K. Surya Silpa, N. Sirisha, V. Asritha, Lakshmi, S. Vyshnavi, Ch. Lasya, N. Srivalli, M. Dhathri, M. Satya Pranavi, B. Amaradeepika, G. Deepika Spoorthy, K. Rithika, P. Harshini, T. Navya Deepika, P. Harshini, M. Lalita Amrutha, S. P. Sahithi, M. Devi Vaishnavi, G. Jeshita, P. Varnitha, T. Neha Shri Durga, V. Shri Thanvitha, M. Mukunda, G. Sravani, K. Suchitra, M. Sai Sruthi, G. Kaushika, G. Mokshaw, B. Pranavi, T. Yakshika. The efforts to make the artists look beautiful was taken up by Surabhi Subhakar, Dinakar and Pavan. The lighting & stage setting was by Y. Basava Raju with technical support from Ram Kiran, Video & Media, concept and music co-ordination by Dandibhotla Vaikunta and Narayana Murthy.

Dr. Amareswar Galla, who was the chief guest had a word of praise for the artists and the presentation. The other distinguished guests included M. Hari Krishna, Dr. Emani Sivanagireddy, Kala Krishna, N. Sreenivasa Reddy, Gaddam Narasaiah, Dr. ABK Prasad, Dr. Sanganabhatla Narasaiah, V. Srinivas Goud, Dr. K. V. Ramanachary, IAS (R), V. Jaya Prakash Narayana, B. Venkatesam, IAS.

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