Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum
A production based on those aspects of Lord Krishna, where he acted as a ‘Jagadguru’, like during Gopika bodha, Geeta upadesha, witnessing of Vishnu Sahasranama and Uddhava bodha.
A dance, music and theatre presentation based on the Kannada novel ‘Chakori’ by Gyanpeeth awardee Sri Chandrasekhar Kambar. The story is a fairy tale and dance is in the Kuchipudi idiom.
Shringara Pada Manjari
A feature based on all major works of poet Annamacharya. The literature has been culled from his Shringara sankeertanas, Adhyatma sankeertanas, his Manjari Dwipada entitled Shringara Manjari and the Alamelmanga Venkateshwara Shatakam composed by him.
This production is based on the Indian struggle for independence and Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution to it. The production traces, eternal values handed down from the time of the Bhagavadgita from Buddha and finally Mahatma Gandhi
Padavali of Bhanusingh
An innovative work using the Padavali of Rabhindranath Tagore in the Mythili language based on the love of Radha and Krishna. The music was kept original and adapted to the Kuchipudi dance technique.
A depiction of the stories and legends connected with the four major Godheads of Vaishnavism, Vishnu, Rama in the Trethaa yuga, Sri Krishna in the Dwaapara Yuga and Sri Venkateswara Swami in the Kaliyuga.
An experiment where literary pieces of 8 different languages, Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu were adapted to Kuchipudi technique, bringing out the character and flavour of each language and the region to which it belongs.
A dance ballet based on the story of the Buddha, especially highlighting his “Punaraagamanam” or return to Kapilavasthu, 6 years after his enlightenment.
Jaya Mangala Gatha
Also a Buddhist theme, where 8 legends connected with the teachings of Buddha were depicted in a mixture of Sanskrit, Pali and Telugu languages.
A colourful feature highlighting the dance of Krishna and Gopikas in all its grandeur.
This is a unique music and dance presentation in which the musicians and dancers all occupy the main stage. The feature is a harmonious blend of Carnatic and Hindustani styles of music and Kuchipudi, Kathak styles of dance.
The feature is presented in two distinct parts. Part one is more technical and talks about evolution of life, sound or ‘naada’, musical instruments and body language.
The second part gives importance to literature as well as music and dance. In this section several scenes are depicted from the Veda, Purana, kaavya and Vaggeyakara literature.
A unique concept of a duo presentation where the singer and dancer share the stage equally. This is a tribute to the great poets of the Bhakti movement which swept the subcontinent between the 12th and 17th C.A.D. The works of 22 poets have been showcased in this presentation starting with the founder of the Bhakti Movement, Ramanujacharya and ending with Narayana Theertha in the South. Literary masterpieces of poets such as Jayadeva, Vallabhacharya, Kabir, Surdas, Tulasidas, Meerabai, Annamacharya, Kshetrayya, Purandaradas, Ramadas, Sant Gyaaneshwar, Thukaram, Chandidas, Vidyapathi and Narayana Teertha have been set to music and dance.