• Rangapravesam

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    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

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    Sathya Areti performed her rangapravesam in January 2011. 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.

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  • Likhitha Umakanth

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    Likhitha Umakanth performed her rangapravesam in November 2011. She began learning Kuchipudi under Smt. J. Sarada when she was 8. Likhitha has performed in Henrico County Public School events as well as at the Sai Temple in Richmond and various Indian cultural programs in the Richmond area. She also performed in Sri Hari Rama Murthy’s 2011 US tour presenting the dance drama Mohini Bhasmasura.

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  • Bindu Sagiraju

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    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. More recently, she has 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.

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  • Ameya Jammi

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    Ameya Jammi performed her rangapravesam in November 2006. Ameya has performed in the Richmond area and at venues such as the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Pittsburgh, the Siva-Vishnu Temple, the College of William & Mary, and the Southern Illinois University. Ameya has been undergoing intensive training under Sri Hari Rama Murthy and Smt. N. N. V. Satyabahanu both in India and the United States. She also performed alongside Kuchipudi Kalakshetra’s troupe in 2007. More recently, in the summer of 2011, she performed across the United States as the role of Sage Narada for Sri Hari Rama Murthy’s dance drama Mohini Bhasmasura.

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  • Jason Sreedhar

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    Jason Sreedhar performed his rangapravesam in August 2004. In addition to performing widely in the Richmond-area for various Indian cultural events and at the Virginia Dance Festival, he performed at the Siva-Vishnu Temple’s 2002 Siddhendra Aradhana and organized, and performed in, an Indian classical dance performance to raise funds for the Borgen Project. Jason also 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.

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  • Suravi Sircar

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    Suravi Sircar performed her rangapravesam in August 2004, after her high school graduation. She has also performed at cultural events held by various Richmond-based Indian cultural organizations and the Festival of India as well as at the Virginia Dance Festival.

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