Source: The Hindu; Author: Gudipoodi Srihari

If one wanted to know how special Vempati Chinna Satyam’s method of teaching dance was, you could find no better example than Sasikala, his student, now living in USA and her sister Nandini, from the way they presented some dance numbers at Telugu University auditorium last Friday. This occasion was steered by Vamsee International, a wing of Vamsee Art Theaters. Sasikala opened with a prayer to Vinayaka – Pranamamyaham Gowrisutam of Vasudevacharya in Gowla followed by Thyagaraja’s Ksheerasagara Sayana in Devagandhari.M. Manjulata gave vocal support to Sastry. K. Rajagopalacharya on mridangam, R. Dinkar on violin, D. Jayakumaracharya on tabla and morsing, Murali on flute and Sudhakar on veena lent support.

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Sasikala giving a kuchipudi performance