“Bharatham”, – Academy of Fine Arts presents
An R R Athulkumar Musical
“Thuru Thuru Tenali Raman”
– A comedy dance musical presented by Smt. Himaja and her students on 23rd December 2018 at 7 PM under the auspices of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at Bhavan’s TAG Auditorium (Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram), Kilpauk, Chennai. .
This year for the Margazhi season, “ Bharatham” takes privilege in inviting you for a sound and visual treat –The music is composed composed by Sri. R Athul Kumar, a renowned Flautist and music Director. Smt Himaja will be playing the role of King Krishnadevaraya.
“Thuru Thuru Tenali Raman” is a Classical instrumental musical dance ballet with a comical flavour but not deviating from traditional bharatanatyam and the stories will be portrayed without any lyrics. This dance drama is traditional yet modern with a confluence of various musical artists and dance. The comedy of Tenali Raman will touch the audience through the music and the dance.
The dance ballet is enhanced by the LIVE Orchestra Band consisting of eminent musicians like Sri Athul Kumar on the flute, Sri.R.Sai lending his melodious voice, Sri.N.K.Kesavan on the Percussions ranging from Mrudangam to udukkai- also the rhythm composer, Sri.R.Vaidhyanathan supporting the rhythm segment with special sound effects, Sri CH Eshwar Rao on the Sitar and Sri.Ram nathan on Guitar. This Live Band is like a Live wire spreading their energy to the dancers and the audience.
This dance ballet is not a fusion at the dance level but is an amalgamation of the live music and dance along with the traditional jathis . You are sure to enjoy every moment of this dance ballet. Be ready to experience this stress buster .
Kum PL Rama will be doing the role of Tenali Raman. The Other Characters will be played by S Sujitha, V Anjanaa, C Kethanasree, S Shakunthala Mathangi and S Prasheetha. The Narrators will be V Harshini, R Yashica, Sowbarnika, Kavyashri B, A Subhashree, T Janani, R Niveditha, Rupashree and Jayavarthini