Parampara Series – Festival of Dance and Music 2021

Parampara Series

Parampara Series: Natya Tarangini, the centre of arts in New Delhi, is all set to celebrate its silver jubilee alongside the event “India@75- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” in November 2021. The event will be carried out over two weekends of November dating, 12-14 and 19-21.

Natya Tarangini was established in 1976 by trendy and renowned dancing couple Padmabhushans Dr Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. Over the past few years, the institute has opened multiple branches in Gurgaon and Hyderabad, having taught innumerable students within age groups of 5 and above.

The Parampara series is the national dance and music festival that celebrates India’s rich culture and heritage. The Nitya Tarangini is celebrating its 25th edition this year with fun and frolics.

The occasion is in collaboration with the United Nations Organisation as a part of their Parampara Series. Every year, the institution organizes a concert for dignitaries to come together and perform, enjoy and take forward the legacy.

The primary aim of the yearly celebration of the event is to preserve the authenticity of Indian art and culture. The goal is also to portray diversity through several regional and folk plays, short dramas, and dance performances.

The organization Nitya Tarangini is highly enthusiastic in taking forward the essence of Indianism, not to forget the traditional roots and practices of community celebrations and festivities.

“The Parampara series today, continues as a movement to preserve and enrich the cultural mosaic of our everyday life. And we take pride in the fact that we have successfully created a single platform for connecting people, bringing all artistes and art lovers together in the capital of India,” stated a recent release.

The Padma Bhushan award receiver Drs Raja and Radha Reddy’s Kuchipudi Dance Institute, are the chief guests at the event. The dance and musical pieces would be performed by renowned classical experts and professional Bharatnatyam, Katthakakli and Folk dancers accompanied by classical music singers, instrumentalists and musicians.

The event holds a sub-programme named ‘Jugalbandi Concerts’ by presenting works of various artists across national and international borders. Reputed artists are invited to participate in the show and as guests of honour at the event. 

In 2020, due to the unforeseen circumstances of the Coronavirus spread and the sudden pandemic outbreak, the event was shifted entirely from field to online mode, with the event taking place virtually.

Natya Tarangini collaborated with the UN, and the performances were live-streamed on the youtube channels of the UN and Raja Radha Reddy. “2020 brought upon the performing artists in India tough times, this festival is our attempt to bring back the arts sector on its feet.

We have a long way to go, therefore we request your support as we persevere in these hard times,” stated the press release by Natya Tarangini. But this year, celebrations will take place in the hybrid model with a limited audience in the outdoor arena.

All you need to know!

Artists programme Schedule

Jugalbandi (Pt Ronu Majumdar – Flute & Yamini Reddy) – Kuchipudi

Saturday, 13 November’21- jugalbandi

(Gauri Diwakar)​​​​ -Kathak & (Bhuvanesh Komkali​​​)- Hindustani Vocal

Sunday, 14 November 2021 jugalbandi 

(Pt. Shubhendra Rao) ​​​- Sitar & Vidushi Saskia Rao​​​ 

Indian Cello Tabla (Pt. Ramkumar Mishra​​​)

Friday, 19 November’21 jugalbandi

(Pt. Madhup Mudgal, Sawani Mudgal)- Hindustani Vocals 

(Arushi Mudgal)- ​​​​Odissi

Saturday, 20 November’21 jugalbandi 

(Dr. Thiruvaarur Bhakthavathsalam)​- Mridangam 

(Pt. Yogesh Samsi​​)- Tabla

Sunday, 21 November’21 jugalbandi

(Abhishek Raghuram) -​​​Carnatic Vocal 

(Pt. Sanjeev Abhyankar)- ​​​Hindustani Vocal

Accompanying artists:

Mridangam: Dr Thiruvaarur Bhakthavathsalam

Tabla: Pt Yogesh Samsi

Harmonium: Vinay Sharma

Venue: amphitheatre ‘Raja Radha Rangmanch’ Natya Trangini Saket New Delhi 

Natya Tarangini has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals, including the Konark Festival of Orissa, NCPA Mumbai, Khajuraho Dance Festival, Kakatiya Festival at Warangal (Telangana) etc.

Natya Tarangini repertory toured internationally also in the USA, Singapore, Europe, Malaysia and Kuwait. With an optimistic hope for the situation to improve, the firm plans to hold a fully offline celebration from 2022 onwards.

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