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UK-Europe ‘Jayate’ Kuchipudi and Folk Dance Festival

Start date: 12 Jun 2016

End date: 9 Jul 2016

Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan London, The Nehru Centre London, Balaji Temple Birmingham


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UKTA/ICCR Sponsored UK-Europe ‘Jayate’ Kuchipudi and Folk Dance Festival

Europe concerts: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Ireland Aand Northern Ireland
UK Concerts: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan London, (June 12, 2016)
The Nehru Centre, London (July 5, 2016)
Balaji Temple, Birmingham (July 8, 2016)

‘Jayate kuchipudi,’ the first-ever UK-Europe travelling Kuchipudi and folk dance festival brings the rich and diverse classical and folk art forms of Andhra Pradesh to Telugu communities dispersed in Europe and the UK. Conceived by UKTA (United Kingdom Telugu Association), the festival is produced in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, and other European partners. While the traditional Yakashagana dramatic forms are performed by artists from the Natyaramam troupe, hailing from the traditional village of Kuchipudi, the classical solo and group performances are performed by well-known India based artists, Dr. Vanaja Uday, Dr. Usha Gayatri, and Dr. Shrikala Jwala. The renowned Vadeppally Srinivas Group perform ‘Janapada Sangeetham’ and folk songs from the state of Telangana. The Festival showcases well-known dance items from the repertoire of classical Kuchipudi, including a contemporary choreography on Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra, and folk songs from the state of Telangana.

Curated by Dr. Avanthi Meduri, Reader in Dance and Performance Studies at University of Roehampton, London, the festival includes seminars and workshops in its tour-de force tour of nine European countries.
Jayate Kuchipudi Festival will be inaugurated at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London on June 12, 2016. The Festival will then embark on its three-week European road-tour and feature evening-length concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Festival returns to London in a concert presented at The Nehru Centre on July 5, 2016. This will be followed by a final concert which will be held at the Balaji temple in Birmingham on July 8, 2016.


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