Chinnara Kalarava – 2018 organised by Shailusham Arts and Creations under the direction of Vidwan Ananth Vikram and Chaitra Ananth saw 45 child prodigies present unique art forms on a single platform perform at Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleswaram, Bangalore on September 15.
Vidwan Ananth Vikram, the director of the festival, provided live vocal and nattuvangam support for all the performances. He was accompanied by Vidwan Betta Venkatesh on Mridangam, Vidwan Skanda Kumar on Flute and Master Prajwal on Khanjira.
Some of the highlights from the festival include two unique Bharatanatyam performances by 6-year-old Mahati Ananth presenting Alarippu and Ranjani Mala Kriti in Ragamalika, a 45-minute Andhra Natyam recital by disciples of Guru Divya Shivnarayan from Gauribidanur, a vibrant group Flute performance by disciples of Guru HS Venugopal. A 45-minute Bharatanatyam performance by disciples of Guru Poornima Naveen.
Shailusham has also honoured eminent personalities Vidwan HS Venugopal and Vidwan Rajagopala Ballal with ‘shailusham Sangeetha Ratna’ and ‘Shailusham Jyotishya Ratna’ awards.