VPAC (Vasundara Performing Arts Centre) Trust is conducting the 30th edition of classical dance and music festival, ‘Pallavothsava’ 2016 for five days. The national festival of dance and music will be held between September 23 and September 27, between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.
Pallavothsava will be inaugurated by Gangamma Keshavamurthy, Chairperson, Karnataka Sangeeta Nrutya Academy Bengaluru. Mahadevappa, President Rotary Mysore North, Vanaja Pandit, secretary, GSSS Education Society Mysuru, M K Somashekar MLA Krishnaraja constiuency will be the chief guests. K V Murthy, industrialist and President of VPAC Trust Mysuru will preside over the event.
The festival will be comprised of variety of music and dances. Omkarini is dance choreography by Dr Vasundhara Doraswamy, music Vid Tirumalai Srinivas, participants Vidushis Sparsha Shenoy, Tanushree, Srilakshmi, Deepti Adishesh, Padmashree Kashyap, Premita Ramesh, Pooja Srinivas, Jahnavi Jayaprakash, Sinchana, Deepti Dixit Haripriya, Neesara, Prerana, Anush, Ratishree Badrinath, Harish, Nguyenmanh Tung. Credits Dr Sanjay Shantaram (Vocal and Natuvanga) Vidhushi Shreya Bhat [Vocal], Vidwan M Narayan [Violin], Vid Hanumantha Raju [Mrudanga] and Flute Vid Rakesh.
Highly talented Young Artists from different parts of India are participating during this year.
Vidhusi Y G Srilatha (Bengaluru) is initiated to this divine instrument Veena by her mother Vidushi Y G Parimala and further she had rigorous training from Dr Suma Sudhindra. She is a ‘B’ grade artist of All India Radio.
Vid Ravindra Bhat is an established Carnatic music vocalist. He is the disciple of Vid Niveli Santana Gopalan. At present, he is working as a teacher in carnatic music faculty of Gangu Bai Music and Fine Arts University Mysore.
Vidhusi Deepthi Adhishesh (Mysuru) was initiated to Bharatanatyam at a tender age under the tutelage of Natyarani Shantala Dr Vasundhara Doraswamy [Vasundhara Bani]. She is pursuing post-Graduation in NIE Mysuru.
Vidhusi Akundi Sowmya and K Satya Sivani (Andra Pradesh) are disciples of C Bala Tripura Sundari, daughter of legendry Vemapati Chinna Sathyam. She is learning under her guidance for the last one Decade.
Vidhusi Supraja is initiated to Bharatanatyam under the guidance of veteran guru M R Krishnamurthy of Kalakshetra, director disciple of Late Rukmini Devi Arundale, she is pursuing this art since last fifteen years, and her style is Kalakshetra.
Vidhusi C Shilpa (T Narasipur) is the gifted disciple of Vid Sandesh Bhargav. Shilpa was initiated to Bharatanatyam at a younger age under the guidance of Guru Sandesh Bhargav. She had her Rangapravesha at Mysuru.
Vidhusi Shreyasi Gopinath (Delhi) is a talented young Bharatanatyam artist from Delhi. She had special training in Bharatanatyam from Guru Dr Saroja Vaidyanathan, director, Ganesh Natyalaya, Delhi. She is also learning music and yoga. Presently she is receiving advance training in Bharatanatyam from Guru G Ratheesh Babu of Chhattisgarh.
Amit Dole (Chhattisgarh) is the disciple of guru G Ratheesh Babu of Chhattisgarh. He is Pursuing BA Hons in Bharatanatyam from IKSVV, Khairagh C G. He has received several Awards and Honours and Performed in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Orrissa, Simla, etc. He held 1st Position in Bharatanatyam open category of Global Harmony 2015, organised by Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrutik Sangh, Pune.
Vidhusi Mayuri Karanth (Bengaluru) was introduced to Bharatanatyam at the age of five by her mother and Guru Vidushi Mamatha Karanth. She has completed senior grade examination in Bharatanatya with distinction. She had her rangapravesha and received appreciation from dance lovers.
Vidhusi K P Shruthi (Kerala) was introduced to Mohiniattam by Guru Sreedeviunni and guru Ashok Kumar and now undergoing advance training from Guru Nirmala Panikar of Trissuer Kerala. She has a desire to do Phd in Mohiniattam.
Suma Rajesh is the gifted disciple of Vidhushi Bhanumathi and Sheela Chandrashekar of Bengaluru. Now she is running her own school, Spoorthy School of Dance, She is training several Bharathanatyam aspirants.
Vidhusi Sneha Narayan (Bengaluru) started her dancing career at the age of six under the guidance of Guru G B Janardhan and now learning under guru Bhanumathi B of Bengaluru. She is a Bhratanatyam performer holding degree in Bharatanatyam.
Vidhusi Shruthi Rao (Chennai) was initiated to Bharatanatyam at the age of nine by Guru Suchitra Khanna in Kanpur and continued her training under Shailaja Madhusoodhan, Mumbai and now with Guru Naresh Kumar.
Vidhusi Radhika Ramanujan (Bengaluru) is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer of repute. She is the director of Kalaranga School of Dance, Bengaluru. She has given solo and group choreographies in several sabhas and cultural organisations and received appreciation.
The festival is co-sponsored by department of Culture, Govt of Karnataka, Rotary Mysore North, S N A Delhi, Department of Culture, Government of India, Suryani’s of Mysore, Poornadevi Plavakeerthi Kemparaje Urs USA. The Festival is free for all Publics.