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Maestro With A Mission Questions & Answers
- Passion – strong feeling
- Choreography – art of arranging steps for a dance
- Ardent – serious
- Oblivion – state of being unnoticed
- carve a niche – build reputation
- Reverent – filled with honour
- Nuance – subtle difference
- Connoisseur – judge of an art
- Coveted – liked by everyone to have
- Stupendous – amazingly large
Question 1: Vempati Chinna Satyam left his house on a purpose. Do you think he was successful at the end?
Answer: Yes, Vempati China Satyam was successful at the end. He was able to elevate the status of Kuchipudi that he had learnt from his great gurus to all nooks and corners of the world. He popularized Kuchipudi through cinemas. In 1963, he established Kuchipudi Art Academy in Madras to teach, spread and popularize Kuchipudi. He composed and choreographed as many as 180 solo items and 15 dance dramas. He composed the famous dance dramas ‘Sri Krishna Parijatham’ followed by ‘Ksheera Sagara Madhanam’. He composed ‘Padmavati Srinivasa Kalyanam’ which is considered as a masterpiece. He also taught Kuchipudi to distinguished dancers. All these achievements are the hallmark of a successful career.
Question 2: When the station master asked Satyam “Where are you going, dear?,” he kept silent. Now choose one of the options that is not the reason for the silence.
(a) He was determined to achieve something.
(b) He was determined and confident about his destiny.
(c) He was not determined or confident about his destiny.
Question 3: Write in brief about the Kuchipudi dance form.
Answer: The dance form originated in the village of Kuchipudi. For a long time, the art was performed at temples at the time of annual festivals and in streets on the demand of the people. Initially, it was a male oriented dance form. Even female roles were played by men.
Question 4: What brought the transformation of Kuchipudi dance form?
Answer: Great gurus like Vedantam Lakshminarayana, Chinta Krishna Murthy enriched and transformed Kuchipudi. They welcomed women in to play different roles. They produced many dance dramas and choreographed several solo items. Thus, the transformation of dance was complete! It was different from the days when men played the female roles. Now, women play even male roles.
Maestro With A Mission Questions & Answers
Question 5: How did Dr. Vempati carve a niche in Telugu films?
Answer: With encouragement from his cousin Vempati Pedda Satyam, Vempati Chinna Satyam tried his luck in Telugu film world. His dance sequences in “Narthanasala”, “Devadasu”, and “Pandava Vanavasam” are still remembered. Thus Dr. Vempati has carved a niche in Telugu films as well, as a dance director.
Question 6: What are the symbols of Dr. Vempati’s depth of knowledge and mastery over Kuchipudi?
Answer: Some of the masterpieces like ‘Padmavati Srinivasa Kalyanam’ are the symbols of depth of his knowledge and mastery over Kuchipudi.
Question 7: Name some Dr. Vempati’s disciples.
Answer: Dr. Vempati’s distinguished disciples include Shanta Rao, Yamini Krishna Murthy, Vyjayanthimala Bali, Hema Malini, Manju Bhargavi, Shoba Naidu, Bala Kondala Rao and the Union Minister Daggubati Purandeshwari etc.
Question 8: If the eighteen-year-old lad hadn’t left his village, Kuchipudi would not have gained this popularity. Do you agree / disagree? Why?
Answer: Yes, I agree with the statement.Kuchipudi originated in the village of Kuchipudi and was performed at temples at the time of annual festivals and in streets on the demand of the people. Initially, it was a male oriented dance form. Even female roles were played by men. Though great gurus Vedantam Lakshminarayana, Chinta Krishna Murthy enriched and transformed it completely, it was not much popular. It was not recognized on a par with other classical dances. The eighteen-year-old lad wanted to elevate the status of Kuchipudi, left his village and finally succeeded. So, if he hadn’t left his village, Kuchipudi wouldn’t have gained this popularity.
Question 9: Is it appropriate to call him Dr. Vempati? Do you agree? Why (not)?
Answer: Yes, it is appropriate to call him Dr. Vempati. Kuchipudi gained the popularity because of him only. He had been passionate about Kuchipudi since his childhood. Though he was not a good performer of Kuchipudi in the early stages, he didn’t lose hopes. He learnt the difficult aspects of Kuchipudi style from Tadepalli Peraiah Sastry and Vedantam Lakshminarayana Sastry. They inspired him very much. Later, he did so much to the development and emergence of Kuchipudi to a full-fledged dance form. So, it was appropriate to call him Dr. Vempati.
So, these were Maestro With A Mission Questions & Answers.