Creating a colorful atmosphere, the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) of Vijayawada and Kuchipudi Art Academy (KAA) conducted a workshop on classical dance on Saturday at the Ghantasala Buddhist Stupa.
The event saw Kathak performances by Janu Raj and Bharatnatyam by Chitra Haridas. The dancers made a great attempt to promote the Buddhist motifs on various Kalamkari products. The workshop highlighted the rich Buddhist glory that flourished once upon a time in Krishna district. An eye catchy Kuchipudi rendition was performed by the students of Kuchipudi Art Academy to demonstrate and reinstate the timeless glory and heritage of Andhra.
The workshop was presided over by some renowned personalities like Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee P Rattayya Sarma, KAA Chief Dance Coordinator Vempati Srimayi and P Kesava Prasad, Secretary, Akhila Bharata Kuchipudi Natya Kalamandali.
“Our students have been connected to the dance village of Kuchipudi as well as Ghantasala village, a heritage site. Interaction with Kuchipudi artistes and gurus is a valuable experience,” said N. Sridharan, Director. SPA Vijayawada.
One-day workshop that was organised not only highlighted different arenas of tourism potential of the Krishna district, but also brought the Kuchipudi dance and the Kalamkari art form to a common venue.