333 artists perform classical dances to get place in record book

About 333 artists have performed Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi and folk dances uninterrupted for 10 hours to get a place in the Guinness Telugu World Records in the Sri Venkateswara Anam Kala Kendram here on Sunday. The AP Language and Cultural department, the Bharat Arts Academy and the ABC Foundation organised the festival titled as “Nrutya Bharathi”.

Sri Vijayasankara government music and dance school college lecturer Paumarthi Srinivasa Sarma troupe performed the first ballet to mark the inauguration in the morning. Rich tributes were paid to maestro Vempati Ravi Sankar. About 12 maestros including Ch. Srilakshmi, R. Umarani, Rajeswaridevi, Y. Deepika, P. Padmaja, Achanta Chandrasekhar, K. Sai Srinivas and others participated with their troupes.

Kuchipudi dancer Vasudha gave a special performance and the Rayudu musical events participated in the festival. Sri Vijayasankara government music and dance college principal R.V. Prasanna Kumari, ABC Foundation president Dr. K.V. Ramana Rao and Bharat Arts Academy president Lalitha Rao along with Venkateswara Finance managing director Ravipati Madanagopal lighted the lamp to inaugurate the festival.

Bhagavatula Mohan Rao, winner of the life time achievement award from Guinness Telugu World Records and Asapu Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy, winner of the most talented artist from the Bharat Arts Academy, were the special guests.

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