Pasumarthy Venkateswara Sarma
“Natyacharya” Pasumarthy Venkateswara Sarma originally belongs to the lineage of Kuchipudi exponents of Kuchipudi village of Andhra Pradesh, born to Sri P.V. Chalapathi Sharma and Smt. Saraswathi in Kuchipudi Village.
After completing his graduation in Commerce, he dedicated full time to the art form of Kuchipudi. He also obtained diploma in Kuchipudi dance. Under the able tutorship of Sri Vedantam Radheshyam and Sri P.V.G.Krishna Sarma, he got induction in Kuchipudi Dance. Later on he received an extended training under the legendary Kuchipudi exponent Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam.
As an artist under the aegis of Sri P.V.G.Krishna Sarma, he has made his inaugural performances in the dance ballet `Parvathi Parinayam`. He has been playacting many solo dances comprising of
- Gopika Krishna
etc, after the first performance in 1977.
He has done various roles as a Yakshagana performer, in the groups conducted by SriP.V.G.Krishna Sarma and late Sri Vedantam Prahlada Sarma. The roles, he has performed in various ballets are
- Tarakasura in Parvathi Parinayam
- Banasura, Siva and Parvathi in Ushaparinayam
- Hiranyakasyapa in Prahalada
- Sri Krishna in Bhamakalapam
He has choreographed various popular ballets like
- Mahishasuramardhini (1986)
- Keechakavadha (1987)
- Varudhini Pravarakhya (1995)
- Tulasi Jalandara
- Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari
- Daksha Yagnam (1987)
- Tadhagatha (1998)
The following ballets were choreographed by him and performed along with his students
- Parvathiparinayam (1985)
- Sati Tulasi (1988)
- Vasavi (1990)
- Kundalakesi (1999)
- Ravana Garvabhangam (2003)
- Asta Lakshmi (2007)
He has performed the roles Mahishasura, Keechaka, Pravarakhya, Jhalandara, Vishnuvardhana and Ghandharva, Ravanasura, Daksha, Mara & Angulimala respectively. He has also played different roles in the dance dramas that were choreographed by his guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam. The roles of
- Bhrugu Maharshi, Akasa Raju, & Chola Raju in `Srinivasa Kalyanam`
- Daksha & Vatu in `Haravilasam`
- Sisupala & Agni Jyotna in `Rukmini Kalyanam`
- Sage Gowtama in `Ardhanareeswaram`
- Sage Durvasa in `Sakuntalam`
have been played by him.
He has toured extensively aboard with his Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and later on his own. He was nominated by Department of Culture, Ministry of HRD as a ‘Senior Fellowship Awardee’ mainly for his research on comparative study of Yakshagana and Nritya Natika.
Pasumarthy Venkateswara Sarma (Guru & Artist)
Plot No. 101, Dream House Apartments
Beside Kakatiya School
Hanuman nagar, Chaitanyapuri
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