Vyjayanthi Kashi, the Kuchipudi exponent receives Nritya Choodamani Award 2018 from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha Chennnai
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha Chennai confers Nritya Choodamani Award 2018 to Kuchipudi exponent Vyjayanthi Kashi
The Bangalore-based Kuchipudi exponent, Vyjayanthi Kashi is the winner of Nrithya Choodamani Award 2018. Vyjyanthi Kashi received the Nithya Choodamani Award 2018 from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai in a fully-packed event this evening. While accepting the Nithya Choodamani Award 2018, Vyjayanthi Kashi reminisced about her journey in Kuchipudi, dating back to the early 1980s.
Vyjayanthi Kashi said that when she started learning Kuchipudi back in 1980s, literally there were no teachers available in Bangalore to mentor her. Vyjayanthi Kashi, out of her own passion and drive, did go all the way to Andhra Pradesh to learn the art form of Kuchipudi. What is more, while reflecting on her past decision to make it to Andhra Pradesh to learn Kuchipudi, Vyjayanthi Kashi is feeling elated to take that decision of pursuing Kuchipudi by visiting to Andhra Pradesh, just to learn the craft.
Good that Vyjayanthi Kashi had firmed up her mind to learn the art of Kuchipudi from the place of origin by that name in Andhra Pradesh, for it gave a great opportunity to comprehend the nuances of Kuchipudi as an art form in addition to understanding the sweet language of Telugu and the great culture of Andhra Pradesh.
When asked as to how she felt about the Nithya Choodamani Award 2018, Vyjayanthi Kashi was of the opinion that with each new award that come her way, which added more duty bound for her to analyse more about Kuchipudi and pay back to the artform with more enthusiasm and verve. With each award Vyjayanthi wins, the Kuchipudi artiste is all the more alert to set new milestones in her already successful career.
When asked as to what would be her piece of advice to the new generation aspiring artistes, Vyjayanthi Kashi urges them set their target ahead of Margam, nevertheless adding that there is no short-cut to success and to achieve the ultimate goal, it is imperative to improve in a systematic manner. Former Managing Director of Ashok Leyland, P Seshasayee conferred the Nithya Choodamani Award 2018 to Vyjayanthi in a vibrant event that spiced up the sedate winter Chennai.