Kuchipudi | Abhinaya | Nattuvangam
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Rangapravesam

A Dancer Emerges

Rangapravesam, which means “ascending the stage’ in Sanskrit, is a full-length solo dance performance. It marks the transition of the artiste from a student to a blossoming dancer. Accompanied by a live orchestra, this performance demands that the dancer exhibit an understanding of the many aspects of Kuchipudi, from sensitive expressions to intricate rhythm, blending grace and vigor.

Several of Sarada’s students have performed their rangapravesams, full-length solo recitals, after years of training.

Bindusha Sagiraju

Bindu Sagiraju performed her rangapravesam in January 2011. In addition to performing in the Richmond-area for various Indian cultural events and at the Virginia Dance Festival, she travelled to India for further training under Sri Hari Rama Murthy and Smt. N. N. V. Satyabhanu at Kuchipudi Kalakshetra in Visakhapatnam and performed alongside the Kuchipudi Kalakshetra’s troupe during the summer of 2007. She has also performed at the College of William & Mary. She has also attended intensive training workshops held by Sri Hari Rama Murthy and Smt. N. N. V. Satyabhanu in the Richmond area.

Ameya Jammi