Intercontinental Cultural Exchange

Global Cultural Trade (ICE) is generally comprehended as men and women of just one nation stop by yet another state, to discover about a new tradition when exhibiting their personal tradition.

A normal observe with faculties and youth organisations throughout the globe, is to mail a handful of students / youth from their area to a different state, and enable them to reside with local natives. As soon as the learners commence residing in a home of entirely unique tradition, they get to realize and study about a new culture. A short while ago, I experienced my good friends daughter from Singapore who was chosen for ICE, and was sent to Hong Kong. She had to opt for a nearby loved ones to keep with for a few of times. It is quite difficult to speculate how much she would have learnt about the Hong Konger’s culture in those two times.

Have you at any time heard of instructing dance to men and women of distinctive language and place? Very well, not quite a few would have experienced the possibility to hear or see this sort of accomplishments. Here’s a true tale of a Dancer from Visakhapatnam, South India.

I have been residing in Hong Kong for practically a decade now, and had often attended Indian Cultural Occasions / Festivals, Aarangetrams or Dance shows done by Indian Dancers and their Indian pupils. But not too long ago, I was amazed to discover a youthful enthusiastic and passionate Kuchipudi dancer who will work for a reputed Yoga centre and teaches Bollywood and other varieties of Indian dances which contains Classical dance Kuchipudi.

He is a person total of dance enthusiasm and preferred to do one thing a lot more than what he was assigned to do. As a result, he took the initiative to teach the traditional dance Kuchipudi at this Yoga centre. Intially, there had been pretty several college students, but the enjoy and enthusiasm for dance inculcated in them was escalating to new heights and lots of much more started off studying Kuchipudi dance. And right now there are a lot more than a hundred pupils. The most remarkable truth is, all the college students are Chinese and do not realize or communicate the language – Telugu of Kuchipudi tracks.

To encourage his learners into more mastering, he started out conducting demonstrates to carry out in a conventional way with all the costume and jewellery. This astounding, passionate dancer and choreographer is Hari Eranki, who is popularly resolved as Learn Hari Om by all his pupils. Learn Hari Om is one particular of the unusual dance masters who are capable of doing both equally the standard and present day dances at the similar time. He qualified and taught quite a few dancers in Hong Kong with utter commitment and passion which can be identified in the dance of all his college students who dance to the greatest of their spirits and to be delighted. His learners are now carrying out professionally as perfectly. His do the job as a dancer, choreographer and dance master speaks for his talent, appreciate and passion for dance and his learners.

Eranki Srihari Baladitya was born to Professors Late E.Nagamamba and E. S. Murthy belonging to a spouse and children of Musicians and Dancers. Underneath the competent direction of legendary Guru Sri Pasumarthi Sitaramiah, an exponent of Kuchipudi dance, Hari Om started finding out Kuchipudi at a very tender age of 3 and started off doing by the age of 5. His most prestigious achievements include things like his participation in the 1994 and 1995 Global Kuchipudi Dance Festivals in Mumbai and Hyderabad respectively, along with the likes of Swapna Sundari, Meenakshi Seshadri and other this kind of terrific dance exponents. He also received a scholarship from The Centre for Cultural Assets and Coaching in New Delhi to review Kuchipudi for 8 many years. Subsequently, he acquired a Diploma in Kuchipudi dance from the Telugu University, Hyderabad in 1995.

Hari Om had proven interest in finding out Kuchipudi in different traditions like Pasumarti tradition and Vempaty custom from the Kuchipudi Kalakshetra, Visakhapatnam beneath Smt. Bala Kondala Rao and Sri Hari Ram Murty for a period of time of 3 many years. He also learnt Bharat Natyam from Sri. A. Rukmaji Rao for a couple of many years from 1991 and Andhra Natyam and Perini Shiva Tandavam from Sri Nataraj Parameswaran for a couple of a long time from 1986 and attained a certification in Mridangam from the Telugu University, Hyderabad in 1999. He started educating dance at a extremely young age of 14, when his mom experienced begun a New music and Dance faculty called Sri Gowthami Kala Vihara.

Hari was invited in 2003, to do the job in a Yoga Centre in Hong Kong the place he turned the trendsetter of Kuchipudi, Semi classical Indian dance and Bollywood types. His level of popularity as a trainer had prompted all the other yoga facilities to have this sort of dance classes with all forms of Indian dances getting quite well-known in Hong Kong. Hari has carved a specialized niche for himself amongst many dance instructors in Hong Kong by giving a number of performances and arranging exhibits aside from being the trendsetter of Indian dances in Hong Kong. The simple fact that he can equally educate and choreograph both equally classical and fashionable/Bollywood dance kinds with equal finesse has given him a exclusive place in his pupils hearts.

The Chinese learners have made a enthusiasm to learning Telugu, as it is their Learn Hari Om’s mom tongue and Kuchipudi tunes are in Telugu. My teaching knowledge with them has been extremely enthusiastic and vibrant, and am very pleased to say that in a span of few lessons, they have currently began speaking few words and phrases and sentences. It truly is an incredible expertise, which has no words…

A further Classical dancer Master Rajendra R.Nyathi is also a different preferred Trainer in Hong Kong. He is an internationally acclaimed Artist of Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi and Bollywood dances as properly. He holds a to start with course Master degree in Undertaking Arts and a receipient of JRF and the National Scholarshipsfor excellent young artists by the Governmenet of India. He has served as Head of Department of Dance in some nicely set up Universities in INdia. He has travelled thoroughly in Europe, British isles, United states, Center East, Australia, New Zealand Russia, China and many Asian Nations.

Master Rajendra has set up “Natya Yoga” a cultural organisation which is engaged with a wish to provide and propagate Indian Classical and other artwork kinds to the planet. He also has influenced college students and audience of a various history and culture. His dances are soulful, expressive,full of grace, aesthetically highly appreciative.

As a seasonal festival of Harvest, regarded as Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh, he started off celebrating Sankranti due to the fact 2008, wherever his college students execute Classical, semi-classical, and other dance forms Choreographed exclusively by him. He has been a marvellous trendsetter for all dancers and also sets an exceptional illustration of Global Cultural Trade. The Hong Kong Telugu Samakhya feels proud in getting Hari Eranki and Rajendra R.Nyathi, the two remarkable Classical Dancers.