“Alokaye” is a beautiful composition of Narayana Theertha. This piece was written about 350 years ago in Sanskrit. Narayana Teertha uses various literary and musical forms such as songs, prose passages, Slokas (praises in verse), Dwipadis (couplets), etc, to describe the various pastimes of Krishna. The particular piece depicts the essential philosophy of the Bhagvad Gita. It describes how when we are filled with moral dilemma and despair, we must act selflessly and uphold dharma (duty). This is an important message, and something that holds great value to me, as a healthcare provider, during these testing times.
Known for her eloquent grace and uncompromising precision, Pranamya’s delightful style is the result of a perpetual love for the ancient art form. She is the student of her mother, guru Smt. Srilatha Suri, and underwent advanced training under Padma Shree Dr. Sobha Naidu and Sri Jai Kishore Mosalikanti. She has performed at some of the most prestigious platforms and has been awarded several prestigious titles. Pranamya is also a physician and completed a surgical year at UCLA-harbor. With an interest to connect medicine with dance, she is currently pursuing her medical residency in PM&R at the University of California, Irvine. She was also founder and former president of Echoes of India, a non-profit organization. She installed 16 water purification plants in India which provide clean drinking water to more than 100,000 people.
“Ms. Suri, ravishingly dressed in cream and gold, at once made the rapid footwork and gestures of Kuchipudi absorbing and, in statuesque positions, she has piercing beauty of line, too. Overall, she combines vitality with sweetness; the fluency with which she strings her sharply pattering steps into prolonged phrases is a particular part of her spell” —The New York Times
Choreography: Jai Kishore Mosalikanti
Vocal: Kuldeep Pai
Directed by: Srilatha Suri
Dancer: Pranamya Suri
Costume: Pranamya Suri, Nagaiah