Kuchipudi Lecture demonstration was held at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi campus, on August 5, 2016. The renowned artist Vedanta Venkata Naga Chalapathi who hails from the Vedantam family known for its natyaparampara in Kuchipudi, led the session. Dr. U. Krishnakumar welcomed and introduced the artists. The performance lasted for one and a half hours mesmerizing the audience. Pujaneeya Swami Purnamritananda Puri distributed mementos to the artists.
Gotipua, a traditional dance form of Odissi folk, was performed by Artists from Konarak Natya Mandir, Odisha, on August 22, 2016. Bandha Nritya, a combination of complex acrobatic feats, postures and graceful steps was a brilliant performance by a team of devoted child artists. Guru Sri. Jayakrushna Nayak, the vocalist led the team comprising Sri. Yudhistr Pradan, Sri. Alok Ranjan Das and Sri. Sanjaya Kumar Pradhan as percussionists. The mesmerising performance received a standing ovation from the audience.