About the Event
Goddess Lakshmi is the manifestation of compassion and of Vishnu’s mercy.
She is inseparable from the Lord, and always comes with Him, during his incarnations such as Sita with Rama, Rukmini with Krishna. This evening will be dedicated to the magnificent Goddess, through excerpts of notable and popular choreographies in Kuchipudi.
About the Artist
Pranamya studied Kuchipudi (Indian classical dance) under Guru Smt. Srilatha Suri for more than 23 years. In 2011, she began her journey as a soloist and has toured India to perform at some of the most notable classical dance festivals.
Kuchipudi is one of the most beautiful and elaborate classical dance forms of India. Sri Krishna Parijatham, a composition of Guru Dr. Padmabhushan Vempati Chinna Satyam is a Kuchipudi opera that depicts the various stages of human emotion, attachment, separation, anger, arrogance, and finally resolution and realization of compassion, set to literature composed in the 5th century B.C.
Purnima Dasari: Student of Padmashree Dr. Sobha Naidu (Narada)
Pallavi Prativadi: Student of Smt. Bharati; (Krishna)
Gayatri Peri: Student of Smt. Shyamala Karra (Rukmini)
Pranamya Suri, MD: Student of Smt. Srilatha Suri (Satyabhama)
As a third generation dancer, Pranamya was raised in an environment filled with dance and music. Having a rich cultural heritage, Suri’s work blends the pure classical dance form with Indian literature over the span of several centuries, giving a perspective of the immaculate history of the art. Containing elements of both impeccable technique, as well as traces of her Indian heritage by employing delicate gestures, her repertoire has been inspired by the evolution of the art form, of the sacred scriptures, beauty of nature, Indian literature that addresses the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition, humanity and Compassion. These elements in combination with her collaboration with renowned artists of the same and different genres, lend to diversity in movement while adhering to the purity of the art form. Described as both sensitive, exciting and unpredictable, Suri’s dance style ensures a place for the heart on any stage.