Musician Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao


Joined January 2014

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Artist's Description

Dr.Pappu teaches occasionally at Kalakshetra Foundation, the intricacies and nuances of Padams and Javalis. He has recently been nominated to the Academic Council of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai.
At the University of Hyderabad he teaches to the post graduate students of Dance twice a year, on various subjects ranging from Kinesiology, Yoga, Dance, Composers whose compositions are used in dance, Research Methodology, Rasa Theory etc.,
He is a regular reviewer of books on Music, Dance and Religion for ‘The Hindu’ and a contributing Editor for the dance and music monthly ‘Sruti’.
He is an Asukavi in Sanskrit and Telugu and can compose poetry instantly on any given topic. He performed Ashtavadhanam, a literary fete of gymnastics where he answers 8 scholars simultaneously in poetry and won the title Ashtavadhana Sekhara when he was in his thirties.

He has won the Best Paper Awards several times at The Music Academy, Chennai.
He has also won the award for the Best Lecture Demonstration of Kuchipudi Dance at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai.

The SVBC (Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel) TV channel of Tirupathi produced and telecast a program entitled Annmayya Samkeertanarchana, with compositions of Annamacharya in 52 episodes each of 30 minutes duration with Dr.Pappu’s detailed live commentary for all the 150 compositions and Dr.Balamurali Krishna’s lyrical guidance..

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