Kuchipudi | Abhinaya | Nattuvangam


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.

Sathya Areti

Sathya Areti performed her rangapravesam in January 2012. She has learned Kuchipudi under Smt. J. Sarada for over eight years. In addition to training at Sri Sai Dance Academy, she has also attended workshops conducted by Sri Hari Rama Murthy and Smt. N. N. V. Satyabhanu in Richmond, Va. Sathya has performed at the Sai Temple and for various cultural programs in the Richmond area, as well as in the 2002 Siddhendra Aradhana at the Siva Vishnu Temple, Maryland. She also performed in Sri Hari Rama Murthy’s 2011 US tour presenting the dance drama Mohini Bhasmasura. As an undergrad, Sathya was a part of VCU Tandavam. 


Ameya Jammi