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Alva's Virasat from Jan 10

Mangalore, Dec 28, 2012, DHNS:

The annual award will be conferred on Padma Subrahmanyam, says Mohan Alva

The four-day ‘Alva’s Virasat,’ festival of music and dance, will begin at Shobhavana in Moodbidri from January 10.

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva said that Alva’s Virasat, which has emerged as a major cultural extravaganza, promises a treat for music and dance lovers this year as well. Alva’s Virasat Award will be conferred on well-known dancer Dr Padma Subrahmanyam.

Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade will inaugurate the programme and Nitte Education Trust Chairman N Vinay Hegde will preside.


Cultural programmes

The inaugural day will be followed by musical concert — ‘Raaga Lahari.’ Well-known musician M Balamuralikrishna will render Carnatic vocal music. He will be accompanied by Pandit Ronu Majumdar on flute, Abhijith Banerjee on tabla, Vidwan Ghatam Karthik on ghatam.

This will be followed by ‘Desert slide- special jugalbandhi’ which will have Grammy Award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat on ‘Mohan Veena,’ Ustad Anwar Khan will present Rajasthani folk music, Pandit Pratviraj Misra on tabla and Pandit Deepak on Violin.

On the second day, from 6 pm to 8 pm, there will be east-west melodies wherein artistes like Dr Mysore Manjunath on violin, Vakla Zimpell (Poland)  on saxophone, Pandit Rajesh Vaidhya on Veena, Ustad Fazal Qureshi on tabla, Vidwan Arjun Kumar on mridangam and Vidwan Giridhar Udupa on ghatam will perform.

At 8.10 pm, various forms of classical and folk dances of Orissa will be performed by 60 artistes of Konark Natya Mantap. This will include Odissi dance, ‘Shanka dwani nrithya,’ and Sambalpuri dance.

On January 12, there will be Koochipudi dance by Dr Raja and Dr Radha Reddy and team from Hyderabad. This will be followed by ‘Diya dance,’ ‘Gotipua’ and ‘Chao’ dance by 60 artistes of Konark Natya Mantap.

On the last day, there will be musical night which will be attended by playback singer Vijayaprakash and M D Pallavi.

A fusion of traditional and modern dance of Malaysia by Dua Space Dance Theatre, Malaysia, will be held.

Varna Virasat

Dr Alva said that Varna Virasat will be held as a precursor to Alva’s Virasat and will be held from January 4 to 13, at Shobhavana from 9 am to 9 pm. About 22 artists from Delhi, Gujrath, Rajasthan, Madhyapradesh, Punjab will take part.

 The national painters camp will be inaugurated by SDM College (Ujire) Principal Dr Yashovarma. The Alva’s Varna Virasat award will be conferred on senior artist from Mumbai Devdas R Shetty, at the valedictory of the camp, on January 13.

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