Source: The Hindu; Author: Velcheti Subramnayam; Photo Courtesy: C. V. Subrahmanyam

Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam — the very name conjures up a splendid image of Kuchipudi dance; it is rather impossible to imagine what this great dance form would have been without him. In a fitting tribute to the maestro Chennai-based Kuchipudi Art Academy and Kuchipudi Kala Kshetra Visakhapatnam organised a grand two-day Antharjateeya Jayanthi Utsavam of the maestro at Kalabharati Visakhapatnam. The event opened with a sprightly performance by Niveditha, Kironmayi, Swetha, Sannidha and Varshini of the city-based Kuchipudi Kala Kshetra of the maestro.

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Students of Kuchipudi Kalakshetra, Odissi exponent Sujata Mahapatra and former secretary of Sangeet Natak Akademi and Kathak exponent Jayanth Kastaur. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam