Alekhya Punjala: Kuchipudi Dance Performance

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Alekhya Punjala: Kuchipudi Dance Performance
Born on 9 April 1962 in Hyderabad, Alekhya Punjala took her initial training in dance under Guru Dayal Sharan. Later, she trained in Kuchipudi Dance and Bharatanatyam under Uma Rama Rao, and received intensive training in Abhinaya under Guru Pasumarthy Krishnamurthy.

Over the past three decades she has established herself as an outstanding performer of Kuchipudi Dance, as well as a dedicated teacher and researcher in the field. As a Professor and Head of the Department of Dance at Potti Sri Ramulu Telugu University,Hyderabad, she has trained several batches of students for the Master’s Degree in Kuchipudi Dance and for the university’s Ph.D. Programme in the last two decades.

At present she works as the Registrar and Dean of Telugu University. She imparts training in Kuchipudi Dance to young and upcoming artists at her own institution, called Trishna. She holds a Ph.D. for her study of Kshetrayya Padams and their importance in Abhinaya in Kuchipudi Dance.

Besides performing at prestigious events of art both at national and international levels, she has presented papers at various seminars. She has also conducted lecture cum demonstrations on Kuchipudi Dance.

Free admission, but registration required.
Place: Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center
Address: 1025 Budapest, Búzavirág u. 14.
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