Bhagavathula Venkata Naga Sowmya
Born into the traditional Bhagavathula family, Sowmya learnt dance from her father, Natyacharya Bhagavathula Venkata Rama Sarma, distinguished Kuchipudi dancer. Sowmya should consider herself lucky enough to do so since not many girls from the traditional kuchipudi families have pursued as fastidiously as Sowmya has done in Kuchipudi, traditionally a male bastion.
She has also qualified academically having done Masters in Kuchipudi apart from being recipient of the prestigious scholarship from C.C.R.T. Sowmya is equally adept at vocal carnatic music with a diploma to her credit. She has performed in many a prestigious events & stages, the long list is a testimony of the same.
- Super Kidâ€ Award by Talent Academy.
- â€œThe Talented Youngâ€ Award by Siti Cable (T.V).
- â€œBest Dancerâ€ Award by Nirmala High School.
- â€œYouth Awardâ€ by Rotary Club on account of Centrinal Celebrations.
- â€œNATYA KALA MAYEâ€ Award by Kalangali Academy, Nellore.
- â€œNATYA MAYURIâ€ Award by Subrahmanyam Art Academy.
- â€œVisiting Professorâ€ Award by Kalamandapam Academy, Virginia, USA.
- â€œYouth Awardâ€ by Gutti Srinivasa Prasad International Foundation USA.
- For one who has been conferred with many awards, the list of performances is expected to be a very long and distinguished one spread over the entire length and breadth of the country and abroad.
She has been part of many ballets, namely
- Mohini Vijayam,
- Gautham Budha,
- Ashta lakshmi,
- Bhagavad gita,
Sowmyaâ€™s has to her credit over 1000 dance performances, competitions and training sessions at various places.
A few are listed out here below.
International performances / training:
- â€œDubai Shopping Festivalâ€ conducted at Dubai, 2002.
- Virginia and Washington D.C. U.S.A, 2008.
- Silicon Andhra festival-08, Cupertino, CA, USA.
- Trained Students in Connecticut,USA, 2010.
- Lecture Demonstration on Kuchipudi Dance and its Forms in New Delhi October 2009, Organised by IRCEN.
- Lecture Demonstrations on Kuchipudi Dance in Punjab at â€œGurdaspurâ€,2010.
Performances in India:
- â€œDoordarsanâ€(DD3), New Delhi.
- â€œTanjore Bruhadeswara templeâ€, South Zone Cultural Center.
- â€œAndhra Mahasabhaâ€, Mumbai.
- Pondicherry, Dance Festival organized by Pondicherry Govt. and S.Z.C.C.
- â€œMysore Pallavostav Festivalâ€ 2000.
- â€œPragathi Festivalsâ€, New Delhi.
- Andhra Mahasabha Festivals, Latha Mangeshakar Auditorium, Goa.
- Bhuvaneswar Festivals 2004
- â€œDindigalluâ€ Festivals conducted by South Zone Cultural Tanjavure.
- â€œMaduraiâ€ Chitra Festivals conducted by Tamil Nadu Tourism Dept.
- As Lord Krishna in the ballet Bhagavatha Gita performed at VAshi, Panevallu and Chembur in Mumbai conducted by Andhra Maha Sabha.
- Madurai Tirumala Naik palace conducted by Tamilnadu Tourism 2003.
- â€œKurdha Lok Ustavâ€ festival conducted by Eastern Zonal Culture Center 2010.
- â€œDelhi International Trade Fairâ€ in Delhi -2010.
- â€œUgadi Festivals â€œ in Delhi -2011.
- Hyderabad, Danced in Shilparama organized by the cultural affairs.
- â€œVijayanagara Festivalâ€, Tirupati
- Tirupati Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsava, Danced on Annamayya Sankeertanas.
- Vijayawada & Kottagudem, for All India Radio.
- Kuchipudi, Siddhendra Kalashetram Nrutyostava.
- Kakinada, Dance in â€œSaraswathi Gana Sabhaâ€.
- A.P. Formation day in Hyderabad conducted by A.P. Tourism.
- â€œVisakha Festivalâ€ in 2000.
- Annamayya Festival held at Tallapaka 2000.
- Tirumala Brahmotsavas, in Annamayya ballet as Annamayya in Tirupati 2001.
- â€œKharvela festivalsâ€ at Bhuvaneswar.
- â€œPudukottai festivalsâ€.
- â€œBharatiyam festivalsâ€ conducted by Eastern zonal cultural centers at Calcutta.
- â€œSalangainatham festivalsâ€ S.Z.C.C. at Tanjavur, Tiruvayyur, 2007.
- â€œMysore festivalsâ€, Cultural Affairs 2007.
- â€œThunchan Vidayarambham Kalosthavamâ€ S.Z.C.C., Tirur, Kerala, 2008.
- Dhrama Parchara Parishad at Tirupati in Brammaostavas.
- Krishna Utsav 2001,2002.
- Hasta kala Ramam at Tirupati, A.P. Tourism.
- First prize in Kuchipudi competition – Kala Darshini 2002.
- 13th A.P. State Youth Festivals, 2002 2nd prize in Kuchipudi dance competition.
- â€œAmaravathi festivalsâ€ Guntur.
- Gauthama Buddha ballet, Hyderabad Tourism festival 2004.
- Nellore festivals – Annamacharaya project.
- â€œVisalandhra Golden Jubilee
- Won First prize in inter college festivals conducted by Nagarjuna University.
- â€œKalathoranamâ€ festivals, Vijayawada.
- Sivarathri Mahothsav in Kalahasthi Temple
- â€œMusic academyâ€ Visakhapatnam, 2003
- Pushkaras at Badhrachalam, Narasapuram, Rajamundry and Kovuru, Endowment and Government
- â€œKuchipudi Rupakostavaluâ€ as Lord Krishna in ballet Sri Bhagavad Gita and won the award â€œSwarna Siddherdha Yogi pra prathama purskar.â€
- â€œShri Ram Chandra Missionâ€ Masterâ€™s Birthday celebrations
- â€œKrishan Pushkarasâ€ Tourism and Durga Devathanam, Doordarshan.
- As Yayathi king in Yayathi Sarmishta Drama, Vishakapatnam Kalabharathi theatre.
- Prakasam festivals, Ongole, 2006.
- Kalachakra festivals 2006 â€“ as Gauthama Buddha.
- I.T.C. function, Guntur.
- Cultural Affairs – Dasara Festival 2006, Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Hyderabad.
- Tourism Dept – Dasara festivals 2006, Shilaparamam, Hyderabad.
- Satyanarayana Swamy Brammaostavas at Annavaram.
- Mantralayam, â€œSri Raghvendra Swamy 336 Aradhana Utsavaâ€™s 2007.
- N.C.C & I.R.C festivals, National festivals in Kakinada 2007.
- Dance ballet Ramayanam as Rama, Bhimavaram, 2007 & Kalabharathi festival, Vizag.
- Srivari Brammosthvas Tirupati 2008.
- â€œSarasawathi Sangeeta Sabha festivalâ€ 2008, in Bhimavaram.
- â€œWorld Telugu Federations â€“ 09â€ Vijayawada 2009.
- Hamsdwani Academy , Nrutyangali 2009.
- Simhapuri Sangeetha Sabha , Nellore, 2009.
- â€œBuddha Jayanthiâ€ Hyderabad -2010.
- â€œNadha Neerajamâ€ Tirumala, 010.
- â€œTirupathi Brammostavaluâ€ Tirupathi-2010.
- â€œ2nd International Silicon Andhra Kuchipudi Dance Festivalsâ€ Hyderabad, 2010.
- â€œVedanta Festivalsâ€ Gudivada,2011 .
- â€œTanisha Festivalsâ€ at Kuchipudi, 2011.
- â€œSataMayuri Festivalsâ€at Kuchipudi, 2011.
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