Ujjain: Lakshmi’s Kuchipudi recital mesmerizes all

Ujjain: Noted dancer from New Delhi, T Reddi Lakshmi, started her lecture-cum-demonstration was held on Monday. She organised organising two technical sessions in which she told people about traditional Indian classical dance. Lakshmi is a Kuchipudi exponent and she is visiting the city for SPIC-MACAY workshops in government schools.

She has been practising this dance form for the last 20 years under the tutelage of Padam Shri V Jayarama Rao in New Delhi. She is a recipient of Sahitya Kala Parishad young dancers scholarship and empanelled artist of Doordarshan and ICCR. She has travelled 12 countries and performed widely in many national and international events.

On Monday, she started her workshop at 12:15pm at Government Middle School, Damdama with a Durga Stuti in Ragam Revathi and Aadi Talam, in which she portrayed Goddess Durga killing demon Mahishasura. Later, she presented a technical number in raag Hansadwani and Aadi Talam.

She concluded he dance programme with a tarangam when she danced on the edges of a brass plate. She also taught children about Mudras and their proper use.  She was welcomed by Anjali Singh while Praveen Singh proposed a vote of thanks.

Later, Lakshmi performed at Government Higher Secondary School, Jaalseva Niketan where she made children to learn basics of Kuchipudi and told them the differences between classical and folk dances. She also explained about importance of carrying Indian classical arts forward and explained the benefits of learning these ancient art forms.

The vote of thanks was proposed by principal Jyoti Choubey. SPIC MACAY convener Pankaj Agrawal said Lakshmi would perform at 11 am at Bhartiya Gyanpeeth (NSS camp), Prashanti Dham, Indore Road and later at Government Middle School, Kothi at 12:30 pm.

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