Dr. Suvarchala Suresh

Andhranatyam dancer - scholar - author - Lasyabhinayam exponent

Dr. Suvarchala Suresh carries the rich legacy of the temple dance traditions of the Telugu region having learned from her gurus Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee Smt. Saride Manikyamma and Padmasri Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna.

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Dr. Suvarchala Suresh is an artiste of the Andhranatyam tradition. At her early age, she received training in dance from Smt. Saride Manikyamma, at Nritya Kala Nilayam, Jadcharla, Dist. Mahabubnagar. She gave dance performances at various places in Andhrapradesh on many occasions.

Later, she became a disciple of Padmasri Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna, under whose scholarly guidance she completed her Master's Degree in Performing Arts (Dance) in 1991 as well as successfully carried out her research work on - The Lasya Dance Andhranatyam Tradition of Telugus" and received her Doctorate Degree from the University of Hyderabad in 1997. Dr. Suvarchala has conducted several seminars and Dance demonstrations for the children interested in Indian classical dance and running a dance institution: Abhinaya Akademy of Andhranatyam.

She also actively participated in the Andhranatyam seminar at Vijayawada, and the National Seminar on Andhranatyam at Hyderabad held in July and September 1994, respectively. Her articles on Dance art have been published in various literary magazines like Rasamayi, Musi, and Quarterly Telugu Magzine - NRIs' special Edition from Telugu Akademy, Hyderabad. She is planning to bring new dimensions to the Dance Art with Padmasri Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna, the only Guru and the authority on all forms of Dance Art in Andhrapradesh.

Educational Qualification

  1. Awarded with Doctor of Philosophy degree for the Thesis submitted on

  2. Andhranatyam - The Lasya Dance Tradition of Andhras by University Of

  3. Hyderabad in the year 1997

  4. M.P.A (Dance) from the University of Hyderabad in the year 1991.

Prestigious Awards

  1. Awarded with Outstanding Woman in the field of Dance on the occasion of International Women’s Day by Government of Telangana on 8th March 2016. (Telangana Visishta Mahila Puraskaram)

  2. District Award on the occasion of Telangana Formation Day celebration at Mahboobnagar, on 2nd June 2016.

  3. Awarded with Amruthalatha - Apuroopa Award in May 2015 in the Dance category.

  4. Awarded with Ugadi Vishistha Puraskar in 2013 for Andhranatyam Category from Government of Andhra Pradesh.

  5. Awarded with Dharma Nidhi Puraskar in 2005 for the outstanding artiste in Andhranatyam.

  6. Awarded with Aradhana Youth Award in 1996 by Aradhana cultural
    organization, Hyderabad

  7. Awarded “Natya Vidhyadhari” at Shilparamam by Nishumbhita Natya Gnanapeeth in 2016.

  8. Awarded “Ugadi Puraskar – 2016” at Mahboobnagar by Sreekari foundation and Sovereign services.

  9. Awarded “Kalaratna Puraskar- 2017” by Vamshee Arts International at Thyagaraya gana sabha.

Teaching experience

  1. Worked as Dance Instructor in Jawahar Bal Kendra, Mahboob Nagar from 1985 to 1987.

  2. Worked as Dance Instructor in Perini International, Hyderabad from 1987 to 1989 and 1991 to 1997.

  3. Working as Faculty Member in Department of Dance, Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, teaching Post Graduate level since September’ 2002.

Academic Participation / Achievements

  1. Recipient of Senior Research Fellowship from Department of Culture, Government Of India, for the project on Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna-Innovative Choreography methods and Techniques, in the year 2012-14.

  2. Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from Department of Culture, Government Of India, for the project on Nayikas of Kshetrayya Padam’s in the year 2000.

  3. One of the Panel Member and Board of Studies Member for the Certificate, Diploma, and M.A courses for Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad since 1995.

  4. Acted as a committee member to select teachers for the course Perini Nritya Visharadha by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University on 2-12-2008 in Lalitha Kala Peetham.

  5. The writer of the Syllabus for MPA Andhranatyam, Perini Nritya Visharada, B.A.Andhranatyam

  6. Committee member for positioning teachers/volunteers to teach Art and cultural education in the schools - a SCERT meeting – 2014.

  7. Expert committee member nominated to prepare the syllabus and evaluation system of Perini dance – 22nd June’ 2016.

  8. One of the Expert committee members for the “Approval of syllabus for Perini” – 5th July 2016.

  9. One of the expert committee members for conducting the Interviews for the selection of Perini dance instructors on 18th July 2016.

  10. One of the Panel member for the selection of State Outstanding women –(Visishta Mahila Puraskar) 2017 on the eve of World women’s day celebrations for the Dept. of Women and child welfare and Dept. of Language and culture, Telangana state

  11. Appointed as Committee member by Telangana Sahitya Akademi to conduct several state-level competitions under Telugu university for the World Telugu Conference held at Hyderabad in December’ 2017

  12. One of the committee members for various programs conducted by Telugu University.

  13. One of the Committee members for the selection of State Outstanding women – 2018 on the eve of World women’s day celebrations for the Dept. of Women and child welfare and Dept. of Language and culture, Telangana state.

Professional Training

  1. Initial training from Guru Saride Manikyamma guru, who is the recipient of the National Sangeeta Nataka Academy Award and only Agamanartana Vidusheemani. Performances were given in various places in the state on behalf of Nritya Kala Nilayam, Jadcherla from 1979 to 1983 under the able guidance of Guru Saride Manikyamma.

  2. Completed Six-year Diploma course from Perini International, Hyderabad from renowned Guru Dr. Nataraja Rama Krishna.

  3. During my M.P.A. Course study, I was very fortunate to have Padmasri Nataraja Rama Krishna, Smt.Chitradasharathy(Chandra Shekhar), Prof. PSR Apparao, Dr. Arudra, Sri Vak Ranga Rao, Sharan Lowen, Ranjana Gauhar, A.S.Raman, Pullela Sree Rama Chandrudu as our faculty to teach all aspects relating to the dance subject.

Books

  1. Published  a  book  on  Andhranatyam  -  “The  Lasya  Dance  Tradition  of Andhra’s”, in the year 2001 by Abhinaya Publications.

  2. Published a book on Kshetrayya padams titled “The Nayikas of Kshetayya Padam’s” in February 2007.

  3. A co-author of a book on ‘Nataraja Ramakrishna’s Life History’ and his works published in 2008 by Emesco publications. ISBN.

  4. Published a monograph – Andhranatya Vikasam on behalf of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University on the occasion of World Telugu Conference held in Tirupathi, in the month of December, 2012. ISBN – 81-86073-371-0

  5. Published a monograph – “Nataraja Ramakrishna” on behalf of Telugu Akademi on the occasion of World Telugu Conference held in Hyderabad, in the month of December’2017.

  6. Published a monograph – Saride manikyamma on behalf of Telugu Akademi on the occasion of World Telugu conference held in Hyderabad, in the month of  December’ 2017

  7. Published a book tittled – Nartanasphoorthi- Vyasa Manjeeralu in 2017.

Articles

Published articles in various literary magazines like Rasamayi an International Telugu Cultural magazine in 2000-2001 (10 Articles published in the year), in Musi a regional literary and Cultural magazine and for Telugu University and Others.


  1. Andhrula Sashtriya Nrityam - Perini' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine in the year 2000.

  2. 'Nartana – Ante?' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural magazine – 2000.

  3. 'Aalaya Aradhana Nrityalu - Andhranatyam' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine – 2001.

  4. 'Nrityakala - Sanketika Padalu' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine – 2001.

  5. 'Nrittam - Nrityam- Natyam' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine – 2001.

  6. 'Abhinayam' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine – 2001.

  7. 'Lasyabhinayam' - 'Rasamayi' a Cultural Magazine – 2001.

  8. 'Teluguvari Sampradaya Sashtriya Nrityalu' - 'Telugu Academy' NRI'S special edition – 2001 – International.

  9. 'Teluguvari Lasyanartanam - Andhranatyam' - 'Moosi' – 2001.

  10. 'Nadhahare - Jagannadhahare' - 'Moosi' – 2004.

  11. Teluguvari Lasyanartanam - Andhranatyam' - 'Perini- Andhranatyostavalu - 2007', Special issue, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.

  12. Bharatuni Natyasashtram – Nandikeswara Bharatarnavam' – Tulanatmaka Adhyayanamu - 'Kuchipudi Natyosthavalu - 2008', Special Issue, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University.

  13. Madhurabhakthi Nayikaluga Radha, Satyabhama' – Special Issue on Silver Jubilee, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University – 2010-2011. ISBN : 81-86073-280-5

  14. An article published in the Moosi monthly magazine – on Padma bhushan Vempati china    satyam – Kuchipudi Natya Nava Nirmatha in October, 2012.

  15. An article  written for Silicon Andhra Special Magzine,SRUJANA,” Nataraja Ramakrishna Rachanalu – Kuchipudi Natyaprasthavana”2012.

  16. An article on Aagama Shastralu and Alaya Aradhana Nrityam on the occasion of World Telugu conference held in Tirupathi, in the month of December, 2012. ISBN : 81-86073-373-7

  17. Article titled “Chaturvidha Abhinayalu – Lasyabhinaya Vishishtatha” for the Silver Jubilee special issue of Sri Nataraja Ramakrishna Arts Academy. 28-29th December 2013.

  18. Article titled “Telangana Samsthanamulu – Nrityakala” special issue for Lalitha Kaladarshini, published by Crescent Publishers – New Delhi, ISBN : 978- 81- 8342-373-1

  19. Article for Natyaramaniyakam – Nrithyotsav 2015, PSTU, titled “Telangana lo Alaya Asthana Nartana Kala”. ISBN – 81- 86073- 320-5

  20. “Paryataka Saakha – Pavitra Devalayalu – Nritya Kalabhivruddhi”, a special issue for Darshini on the occasion of World Tourism Day, 2015. ISBN – 978- 81- 8342- 372- 4

  21. “Telugu Sahithi Charitra – Nartakimanulu”, published in Nrityanjali Cultural Event Organisation – a special edition on the occasion of World Dance Day, 2015. ISBN – 978- 93 – 5235 – 075- 9

  22.  Telugu Yakshagana samkshiptha charithra- Lalitha kala darshini - World Tourism day special edition 2015. ISBN – 978 – 81- 8342- 375- 5

  23. Article in English with the title “Andhranatyam and Perini Shiva Tandavam” in Contemporary History of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana AD 1956- 1990: volume VIII published by Andhra Pradesh History Congress in association with Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. EMESCO – EBP053. 2016.

  24. Natyaramaniyakam – Nrithyotsav, 2017 special issue “Nadanuvarthi Narthanakala” by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. ISBN - 81-86073-4100

  25. Article named “Telangana samskruthilo Nritya kala – Nrittaratnavali – satavahanas to kakatiyas" – December 2017. ISBN- 978-163535709-7

  26. Article named “Shastrita Nritya kalaradhana" published in the special issue of world Telugu conference in Telangana maasa patrika- Dec’ 2017.

  27. Article named “Telangana lo Nrityakala vikasam- Kakatiyas to Asafjahis" March 2018. ISBN- 978-164008170-3

  28. Article in Vartha Sunday special edition named “Advaitha yogi - Nataraja Ramakrishna” - 3rd June' 2018.

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Seminars and Conferences

  1. Participated in the Seminars conducted by Perini International, Hyderabad for The development of Andhra Natyam at Vijayawada and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in the year 1994.

  2. Participated in Nava Durga Andhranatya Yagnam for Nine days at Tyagaraya  Gana Sabha Conducted by Nataraja Ramakrishna Andhranatyam Trust from 3rd  to 11th August 1995 

  3. Lecture Demonstration and performance were given on the occasion of the Perini       Andhranatyam Dance Festival conducted at Warangal on behalf of Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University In the month of December 2007.       

  4. Paper presentation given on the occasion of Kuchipudi Dance Festival conducted at Kuchipudi  Kuchipudi on behalf of Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University in the month of  December 2007

  5. Participated in seven-day workshop on Nrityaabhinaya organized by Dept. of Dance, School Of  Fine Arts, Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University

  6. The paper presentation was given in a festival on ‘Bhamakalapam Kuchiputi – Konaseema Thurpubhagavatham’  conducted by Nritya Kinnera at National Sangeet Academy in February 2009

  7. Demonstration and performance on Lasya Abhinayam given on the occasion of Lasya Academy of Andhranatyam – “Saride Manikyamma Puraskaram” in the month of January 2012.

  8. Demonstration and performance on Lasya Abhinayam given on the occasion of Nrityosthav conducted by Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University at Andhra Maha Sabha, Mumbai in the month of March 2012

  9. Lecture demonstration and performance on Lasya Abhinayam - Andhranatyam gave for Andhra Saraswatha Kala Parishad on 23rd January 2013

  10. Lecture demonstration on Andhranatyam given at National level Conference conducted by Indian culture Heritage Spiritual Centre, Osmania University, Hyderabad in the month of July, 2013

  11. Lecture demonstration on Spirituality in Dance given at National level Conference conducted by Indian culture Heritage Spiritual Centre, Osmania University, Hyderabad in the month of March 2014

  12. Lecture demonstration on Evolution of Yakshagana in Telangana region given at National level Conference conducted by Indian culture Heritage Spiritual Centre, Osmania University, and Hyderabad in the month of July 2014.

  13. Participated in 15 days National Workshop on Yakshagana  Daruvus conducted by dept. of dance, School of fine arts, Pottisreeramulu Telugu University, in the month of November 2014.

  14. Participated in a 2day Workshop on Korean Mask Dance Organized by Dept. of Dance, School of Fine Arts, Pottisreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad on 14,15 November 2014.

  15. Paper Presentation on PERINI NARTHANAM on14 March 2015 in a National Seminar conducted by ITIHASA SANKALANA SAMITHI (BHARATEEYA) Telangana State on Social, Cultural, Political Dynamics Of Telangana State at University P.G.College Hanamakonda 

  16. Paper presentation on TELANGANALO ALAYA ASTHANA NARTANAKALA, in Nrityotsavam conducted by Pottisreeramulu Telugu University,in the month of March 2015,5to 7.

  17. Paper Presentation on TELANGANA ASTHANALALO NRITYAKALA on the occasion of TELANGANA FORMATION DAY CELEBRATIONS, conducted by the Cultural Dept. of TELANGANA and P.S, Telugu university on 3rd June’ 2015

  18. Paper Presentation on Need of Performing Arts in Educational Institutions held at Dept. of Education, Osmania University - Hyderabad during December 4-5, 2015.

  19. Paper Presentation on TELANGANA ASTHANALALO NRITYAKALA on the occasion of TELANGANA FORMATION DAY CELEBRATIONS, conducted by the Cultural Dept. of TELANGANA and P.S, Telugu university on 3rd June 2015.

  20. Paper presentation on “Telangana and Maharashtra Culture” held on 22nd August 2016 at Tulsi Bhavan, Osmania University – organized by Research foundation for Devotional Literary and Cultural Studies.

  21. Presentation at Andhranatya Sadassu held at Rajahmundry on 26-27th August 2017.

  22. Paper presentation at Ravindra Bharathi for the Telangana Sahithya Akademi held on 27-28th October 2017.

  23. Lecture Demonstration on “Andhranatyam – The Lasya dance tradition of Telugu regions” in a national seminar organized by Navya Nataka Samithi, Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad on 12th November’ 2017.

  24. Paper presentation on “Kakatiyas to Asafjahis” organized by Telangana Sahithya Akademi on 23-24th March’ 2018.

  25. Lecture Demonstration on “Sabdams in Andhranatyam repertoire” in the lec-dem series on Indian classical dance and music on 15th April 2018 organized by Navya Nataka Samithi, Hyderabad.

  26. Lecture Demonstration on the “Repertoire of Lasyanarthanam – Andhranatyam” organized by Navya Nataka Samithi as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on 27th May 2018.

  27. Delivered a lecture on Devadasis tradition in the Telugu region – Navajanardhanam and Gollakalapam at Krishna University in October’ 2018

  28. Lecture Demonstration on development of Andhranatyam as part of the Telugu Natyothsavalu held at Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University on 18th January 2019 organized by National Center for Research - Yakshagana Kendra and PSTU.

Professional Performances

  1. Given a  performance on the occasion of  Dwi  Dashabdi  Utsavams of  Sri Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University.

  2. A Performance given on behalf of the International Telugu center of Sri Potti Sree Ramulu   Telugu University at Khuddar Road, Orissa on 09-04-2005.

  3. Performed in ‘Silver Jubilee Celebrations’ of Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in December 2010

  4. Demonstrated and Performed in ‘Perini, Andhranatyothsavam’ conducted by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University in January 2011

  5. Performed in ‘Navajanardanam – Nava Satyabhamalu’ in Hyderabad in January 2011, Vijayawada; Annavaram and Rajahmundry in February 2011

  6. Performed in ‘International Women’s Day’ celebrated by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu       University in March 2011

  7. Performed in ‘Navajanardanam’ in Hyderabad in March 2011 conducted by Vamshi International, Hyderabad.

  8. The performance was given on 23.01.2013, the Programme conducted by Andhra Saraswatha Kalaparishad, Hyderabad

  9. The performance was given on 02.10.2013, the Programme conducted by the Department of Culture and Kalajyothi Organisation, Hyderabad.

  10. AIR talk about Sri Kalakrishna titled- “Madhura Lasya Kalanidhi,” – broadcasted on 22nd September 2017.

Professional Achievements / Awards

  1. B grade artiste in classical dance in Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad.

  2. Participated in Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad as Announcer for Television Interviews and as Casual Announcer

  3. Awarded  with  Aradhana  Cultural  Youth  award  in  the  year  1996  by  Aradhana Cultural Association, Hyderabad.

  4. Titled “Nritya Choodamani” by Andhranatya peetham in 1987.

  5. One of the regular Judges for the National Level Dance Competitions and regular Invitee for the Navya Nataka Samithi

  6. Invited to act as a judge for the state level Balasree Selection’s on 17-7-2007 and 18-7-2007 by the Department of Jawahar Balabhavan Govt of AP.

  7. Invited by the Vasavi college of Music and Dance to act as a judge for the Classical Dance Competition’s held on 04-02-2008.                                               

  8. Participated as a Judge in ‘Muvvala Savvadi’ a programme conducted by Dooradarshan, Hyderabad in 2008.           

  9. Co-coordinator for the workshop conducted by Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University to train Perini dance masters and mridangists in the year 2008.

  10. Co-coordinator for the workshop conducted by Andhranatyam, Perini artistes association to train Andhranatyam artistes in the year 2010 

  11. Co-coordinator for the workshop conducted by Andhranatyam Perini Artistes Association in coordination with Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University on 7th June, 2012.

  12. Participated as judge for the competitions at the Roots college, Hyderabad - 2014

  13. Co-coordinator for the workshop conducted by Andhranatyam Perini Artistes Association in coordination with Potti Sree Ramulu Telugu University during May, 2015.

  14. Acted as judge for the cultural meet at National level conducted by Kothagudem club by the title Balotsav – Nov’ 2015.

  15. Co-Coordinator for the workshop conducted to promote Perini Natyam. The workshop was conducted by the Dept.Of Language and Culture, Telangana State. From 12-December 2015 to 3-Jan-2016.

  16. Conducted several cultural programs at Telugu university under the Dept. of dance – Andhranatyam.

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