Nupura Raavam 2013


Nupura Raavam, which literally means the sound of the dance-bell, is the first step in the journey of Lasyakalpa Foundation. Kuchipudi has been chosen to be showcased for this event. For the 3 day festival, a unique format was chosen to celebrate Kuchipudi endeavors in three different eras. Each day  started with the presentation of a documented video (Vendithera Kuchipudi Velugulu) highlighting the works of Kuchipudi personalities on the silver screen, followed by solo presentations of young and dedicated artists and concluding with a dance dramas, as the dance drama is the true manifestaton of vibrant, dramatic appeal of Kuchipudi of the erstwhile era. The festival was conducted from December 1st to 3rd, 2013, at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Day One (December 1st, 2013)

For the inaugural day, the works of Sri Vedantam Raghavayya were screened in Vendithera Kuchipudi Velugulu, followed by the solo recital of Katyayani Thota. The day concluded with Mohinibhasmasura, dance drama by Natyacharya Guru Vempati Murthy & troupe.

Smt. Manju Bhargavi and Smt. Anuradha Jonnalagadda graced the event and honored the artists.

Day Two (December 2nd, 2013)

On the second day, the onscreen works of Sri Vempati Peda Satyam and Sri Vempati China Satyam were recapped in Vendithera Kuchipudi Velugulu. Sahiti Reddy Vedire performed the solo recital of the day followed by Nartanasala, dance drama by SNA Awardee Guru Dr. Vedantam Ramalinga Sastry & troupe.

Sri Tanikella Bharani and Smt. Dipika Reddy  graced the event and honored the artists.


Sri Pasumarthy Krishnamurthy and Sri Vedantam Jagannatha Sarma were featured in Vendithera Kuchipudi Velugulu followed by the solo recital of Sreelakshmy Govardhanan. The event concluded with a dance drama by Sriramakathasaram by Natyakaladhara Guru Sri Pasumarthy Ramalinga Sastry & troupe. 

Padmashree Awardee Dr. Shobha Naidu, Dr. K. Uma Rama Rao and Sri P. Harinath Reddy graced the event and honored the artists.

Our dedicated volunteers helped us make Nupura Raavam 2013 a grand success. We could not have done it without the aid of our generous sponsors.

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