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Press Release |  06 Nov 2009 16:13 |  By RnMTeam

Parampara Series 2009 'Andhri' - National Festival of Music and Dance to be held in Hyderabad from Nov 13th to 15th

MUMBAI: â€?Natya Tarangini' Raja Radha Reddy Institute of Kuchipudi Dance is back with Parampara Series 2009 â€?Andhri' - National Festival of Music and Dance to be organised on the 13th, 14th and 15th of November 2009 at Ravindra Bharathi auditorium, Hyderabad . This year, the festival is dedicated to the former Chief Minister Shri Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, whose sudden demise has left the state deeply saddened. Natya Tarangini started the â€?Parampara' series as a movement to preserve and enrich the cultural mosaic of our everyday life in 1976. Parampara 2009 brings to the audience of Hyderabad melodious Hindustani Flute renditions by Flute Maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia; captivating Kathak performance by world renowned Dancing Duo Nirupama & Rajendra; Carnatic Vocal by celebrated Carnatic musician and composer Padma Bhushan Madurai TN Seshagopalan; Melodious Hindustani Vocal renditions by Ashwini Bhide; Graceful Mohiniattam Dance performance by Dr. Neena Prasad and spectacular Kuchipudi dance by World renowned Gurus Padma Bhushans Raja and Radha Reddy and their disciples. Hon'ble Chief Minister Sri K. Rosaiah is expected to inaugurate the festival 

Natya Tarangini, has been successfully spreading quality arts among its audience through the annually organized National Music and Dance festivals titled �Parampara Series' for last ten years in Delhi. Today Natya Tarangini's name has become synonymous with this overwhelmingly successful festival series. In continuation of its efforts, in 2007 Natya Tarangini brought the Parampara series titled �Andhri' for the first time in the city of Hyderabad .

Centuries ago, Bharatamuni described the characteristics of a madhyama graama janya �jati' or Raaga called �ANDHRI'. The dance style of this region was also mentioned by Bharatamuni in Natya Sastra. The raasa nrityam of the Andhra's was perhaps danced to the music set in the Andhra Jati (present day Kalyani). Thus �ANDHRI' Raaga became the ancient Andhra's gift to the Bharata Sangeeta �Music and Dance of India', which is why the organisers have given the title �ANDHRI' to our Music and Dance Festival.

The world-renowned dancing couple, Padma Bhushans Raja and Radha Reddy along with daughters Yamini & Bhavana and disciples will perform a Kuchipudi Dance. Hindustani Vocalist Ashwini Bhide will also perform on 13th November at Ravindra Bharathi. Dancing Duo Nirupama & Rajendra will perform Kathak Dance and Padma Bhushan TN Seshagopalan Carnatic Vocal on 14th November. On the last day, on 15th November Dr. Neena Prasad will perform Mohiniattam Dance and as the finale there will be a scintillating Hindustani Flute recital by Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia 

In these difficult times, Arts especially Dance and Music bring peace and happiness to the people. Your support will be of great encouragement to our endeavors, appealed Raja and Radha Reddy in a press note issued in city today 

Natya Tarangini, is an institute of excellence devoted to the Kuchipudi dance. It's run by Padma Bhushans Raja and Radha Reddy & Kaushalya since 1967, with the aim of propagating the rich Indian heritage of glorious music and dance tradition. Natya Tarangini started its branch in Hyderabad in 2007 and they have been teaching Kuchipudi dance since then in Jubilee Hills.