Prashantinilyam witnessed an elegant dance performance this evening by the Prasanthi Dance Troupe of students from SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam campus.
The guru was Kalaimamani Mahavapeddi Murthy , renowned Kuchipudi exponent from Andhra Pradesh Having learned the nuances of Kuchipudi, Andhra's classical dance form, for a short period, the dancers from Prasanthi danced merrily for an hour, with their 'guru' at the centre, presenting some choice numbers of the bygone era..
Beginning with propitiating Lord Ganesha narrating two famous episodes from the legend, Sri Murty along with his band of students then presented a Cosmic Dance based on Shankaracharya's composition "Bhaje Vishwanatham..." before presenting a scintillating piece of Krishna devotion "Kural Ondrum Illai.." the famous composition by C.Rajagopalachari,the first Indian Governor Gener. Dance on the rim brass tray followed, based on a Pt Ravishankar piece of music, followed by famous Annamacharya Kriti "Brahmamokkade...". The penultimate number was on the famous Shankaracharya composition "Bhaja Govindam..." before signing off in style with a dedication to Bhagawan "Sai Tere Charanon Mein Koti Pranam..."