Mysuru, February 27:- “In memory of renowned Koochipudi dancer Dr Vempati Ravi Ravishankar, the 10th Akhila Karnataka Koochipudi Nruthyothsava and seminar will be held at Jaganmohan Palace in the city on March 3,” said Dr Saraswathi Rajatesh at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Tuesday.
“A seminar will be held at the auditorium of Karnataka State Dr Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University at 10 am. Pasumarti Keshava Prasad, Vedantam Ramu, Dr Vasanth Kiran and Sudha Sridhar will deliver lecture. Renowned danseuse Dr Vasundhara Doreswamy will inaugurate the convention,” she added.
“Natya Saraswathi dance event will be held from 4 pm. Veena Murthy, Shivaprasad, Deepa Narayana, Vasanth Kiran, Dharani Kashyap, Sudha and Veena Samaga will perform Koochipudi,” Dr Saraswathi Rajatesh said.
Natya Saraswathi award will be conferred upon Keshavamurthy and Veena Samaga. Sahitya Saraswathi award will be given to the director of Telugu language and culture.
Vice Chancellor of Karnataka State Dr Gangubai Hanagal Music and Performing Arts University Dr Sarvamangala Shankar will be present. –(KMR, NGB)