Delightful folk treat
Episodes from the `Gita' were performed with finesse.
In connection with Krishnashtami, the department of culture arranged in its weekly cultural programme series, an engrossing dance-drama, Bhagavadgita at the Kshetrayya Kala Kshetram. A troupe from Hyderabad presented the dance drama with the aid of taped music and commentary. This marred the effect to some extent but on the whole the show left a good impression on the audience.
The episodes of Kuchelopakhyanam, Ksheerasagara Madhanam and Prahlada Charitra were depicted with finesse and devotional appeal. The dance drama was choreographed and directed well by Bhagavathula Seturam, a staff member of the Telugu University, Hyderabad and Kannarao's musical score was fine. Good performances came from Rohini, Bharathi, Sailaja, Aparna, Sandhyarani, Krantikiran, Mohan Reddy and Chandrasekhar. Awards were presented to the winners of the Tarangam and Ashtapadi competitions held on the previous day at the G.V.R.
Government College of Music and Dance. A number of small children, made up as Balakrishna took part in the costume competition in which Sahiti and Soumya won first and second prizes respectively.
There was also colourful Krishnashtami activity at the Music College campus. The Utti ritual was held with great enthusiasm. The prizes in the Ashtapadi and Tarangam competitions went to K.R. Sudharani and Darbha Harini. The A.P. Minister for Sports and Culture M. Satyanarayana Rao graced the function that took place in the Music College and addressing the students he stressed the need for promoting traditional culture. Principal A. Syamasunder proposed the vote of thanks.
P. SURYA RAO
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