Guru Kala Krishna
Sri Kalakrishna is a leading
exponent of Andhra Natyam. He is one of the senior most disciples of Guru
Nataraja Ramakrishna under who he specialised in Kuchipudi dance, Andhra
Natyam, Navajanardana Parijatam and other Temple dance traditions of Andhra
in Guru Shishya Parampara.
Parijatam is an episode from the divine life of Lord Krishna, the Blue God
and his spouse Satyabhama.)
He has travelled extensively to perform at
major National and International Dance Festivals, Conferences and
Seminars. He has performed for Sabhas, Festivals of State Government
Departments, Sangeet Natak Akademi and ICCR.
established his own school Hari Hara Nrithya Niketan in Hyderabad, where
he trains young dancers in Andhra Natyam. He is presently serving as a
visiting lecturer at the University of Hyderabad and Telugu University and
teaches Andhra Natyam in the Dance Department to the students of Masters
Degree in Dance. He has been teaching Andhra Natyam and carrying on the
Guru Shishya Parampara for over 30 years.
received several honours and awards including the felicitation from Andhra
Pradesh Telugu University and Gold Medal from Kuchipudi Art Academy,
Hyderabad. A documentary on his "Navajanardhana Parijatam" has received
the "Nidhi" Award by Andhra Pradesh Government. NCPA recorded
his dance performances for pursuing archeological interests. Apart from
performing, Kalakrishna gives frequent lectures and demonstrations about
the art forms on behalf of Spicmacay.
Kalakrishna is an
outstanding artiste with complete mastery over the style and won
distinction as the only artiste in Andhra Pradesh with full knowledge and
total performance talent. He is endowed with all these qualities to the
optimum proportion that make the onlookers spellbound of his mastery over
the rich art. He rendered one of rarest Navajanardhanam performances of
ancient temple dance tradition at Navajanardana Temple continuously for 9
Kalakrishna is an
accomplished artiste of immense talent and capable of projecting the great
cultural heritage of India through his dance performances of Andhra Natyam.
He established his own school 'Harihara Nithya Niketan' in 1987 and is
been carrying on the Guru-Shishya Parampara.
Born in a remote
village-Kallepalli of Karimnagar district in Telangana
region of Andhra Pradesh, Kalakrishna carries on the ancient dance
tradition of the state through his disciples. As a beloved disciple of
Gurudeva Padmasri Nataraja Ramakrishna, Kalakrishna was also trained
under Late Sri. Saride Manikyamma - a temple dancer and a Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee, Smt. Annabattula Satyabhama and Smt. Jampa Mutyam.
Kalakrishna is also an exponent of Kuchipudi under the tutelage of Sri
Jagannadha Sarma and Dr. Vempati China Satyam and excelled in
Bharatanatyam under Smt. G. Visalakshi.