About Us

Nirupama & Rajendra are one of India's foremost classical dancers of India belonging to a family of educationists, artists and Harikatha Vidwans - traditional story tellers from Karnataka. The duo have been working in the field of dance for over 25 years as dancers, choreographers, producers and performers. They have carved a niche for themselves in the world of Arts as one of the most versatile and creative artists.

As founders & artistic directors of Abhinava Dance Company, they have created original works & toured them extensively performing to over 5 million connoisseurs all over India & several countries across the five continents. ADC choreographies feature an extraordinary range of expressions from deep Indian classics to the contemporary. The duo are empanelled in the “Outstanding Category” of performing artists at the ICCR, Indian Council of Cultural affairs that comes under the Ministry of External affairs, Govt of India. Their Dance School is also recognised by ICCR for its Guru Shishya Parampara Dance education.

Concept Note

Rama Katha Vismaya

An Enchanting Dance Musical

Rama Katha Vismaya - Is a Disney style musical which narrates the story of Rama through a child's imagination. This unique creative venture features a new, accessible, entertaining style of presentation that comes alive through 'animated' imagination plucked out of children's minds in the scale of a Broadway opera. The story of Rama is told to child Krishna by mother Yashoda as a bed time story filled with fun, intelligence, & artistic skills. Musically this features symphonic style of orchestra bringing together more than 50 instruments inspired from classical and theatrical traditions. Several props and accessories, sourced from rural artisans from all over India are used in the production. Performed by over 60 artists this production is defined as a LAS VEGAS show with Indian content by the Ace Music Composer Sri A R Rahman.

 

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Rama Katha Vismaya

Concept - Choreography & Artistic Direction Nirupama & Rajendra
Lyrics Shathavadhani Dr R Ganesh
Music Praveen D Rao
Artists 70 Artists
Tech Crew 20
Presentation Abhinava Dance Company
Duration 90 mins

Testimonials

"Feels as if I am sitting through a mini Vegas – Indian Production. Beautiful Music, Beautiful Choreography and Beautiful Dance. They have got a very infectious passion for art “

  • A R Rahman

Legendary Music Composer

"One of the Best performances seen in India”

  • Shri R Venkataraman

Former President of India

“Kathak originally was just as you did“

  • Pandit Birju Maharaj

Legendary Kathak Dancer

"I could only see Krishna & Radha”

  • Dr M BalamuraliKrishna

Music Legend

"We had a wonderful time watching you here tonight, thanks a lot for sharing your art with us"

  • Nancy Jo Powell

Former United States Ambassador to India

“Spellbinding! Truly spectacular”

  • Dr Sunitha Mukhi

Director of Asian Studies Stony Brook University, New York, USA

“Contemporary and humorous, yet filled with substance”

  • Mr Herman J

President, Richard Stockton College, New Jersey, USA

“Magnificent Duo“

  • India Today

"Their Irresistible style leaves a deep imprint on the minds of people.”

  • Hindustan Times

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