Cultural Committee


Standing Row

  • Venkat Gotur
  • Hemalatha Bhamidipati
  • Sirisha Ravipati
  • Leela Prasad Pamidimukkala
  • Sirisha Uppalapati
  • Jithendra Bondada
  • Sreekanth Vempati

Sitting Row

  • Vani Gudeti
  • Sirisha Pratapa
  • Usha Bondada
  • Swapna Vejalla
  • Anita Mummineni
  • Varsheeni Raghupathy
  • Madhuri Dandamudi

Inaugural Ballet

A grand inaugural ballet that portrays the 20th TANA Conference theme: Seva, Samaikyatha, Samskruthi. Lyrics written by Sri Sirivennela Sitarama Shastry, Music by Sri Yogeswar Sarma and Direction & Choreography by Smt. Sandhya Sree Athmakuri. Performed by over 100 talented youngsters!!!

Music Concert By Maestro Mani Sharma

A mesmerizing musical concert headed by Maestro Mani Sharma with a live orchestra, and the biggest collection of singers including Sri Krishna, Sri Ramachandra, Usha, Mallikarjun, Gopika Purnima, Srinidhi, Uma, Composer Viswa and everyone’s favorite - Chitragaru!!!

Celebrity Comedy & Dance Performance

Super comedy show by Siva Reddy, Venu Madhav, Krishnudu, Prabhas Srinu, Uttej, Chandrashekar, Poorna, Veda and others. Directed and coordinated by Tollywood Director Ravi Babu. Also watch out for a special dance performance by Tollywood’s newest heartthrob!!!

Sand Artist Kanth Risa

Witness the most unique presentation ever as sand artist Kanth Risa wows you with his finesse use of hand as we weaves a story with nothing but sand. A performance you will remember forever!!!

Drums Dhamaka

imExperience a group of girls from Siddartha College amaze you with their heart thumping talent as they make you tap your feet to their beats. Guaranteed to raise your heart beat!!!

Ability Unlimited

Winner of numerous national and international awards and holder of a Guinness Record! Watch as these 10 differently-abled and extremely talented artistes show you how there is no limited to talent and passion. This show will leave you standing on your feet and wanting much more! Inspiration Unlimited!

Annamayya Keerthanalu

Special vocal performance by Smt. Shobha Raju and her associates. Take a trip to the celestial heavens above and feel the presence of Sri Venkateswara Swamy by listening to the woman that has dedicated her life to the works of Annamayya.

Musical Jugalbandi

A collaboration of renowned instrumentalists including Sri Sankar Prakash (Veena), Dr. Jayapradha (Flute) and others. Watch and listen as these musicians battle each other and take you on to a journey of bliss and excitement.

Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara

A Classical-Multimedia performance that combines various styles of Kuchipudi and Folk dance to present a synopsis on the three Hindu gods we revere so much. Performed by Smt. Sailaja and her students from Saila Sudha Academy in India.

Pouranika Naatakalu

Entertaining Telugu stage dramas that teach us about our culture and our ethics being performed by youth and adults from across America. Great Classics such as Sri Krishna Rayabharam, Bhartha Markandeya & More!

The 20th TANA Convention is taking place at a grand scale during the July 4th weekend (July 2nd to July 4th, 2015) at the state-of-the-art Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The TANA 2015 Cultural Committee is soliciting programs from Telugu people across the United States and Canada to participate in this international event. TANA cultural stage is an exceptional venue to showcase your special talent to the world Telugu community. Members from Telugu associations, dance and music schools, and student organizations across the nation are encouraged to submit entries to be performed on July 2nd through July 4th of 2015.

2015 TANA Convention Theme is Seva: Samaikhyatha ki balam, Samskruthi ki jeevam (Service: to strengthen unity, to enliven culture)


"to identify and address the social, educational and cultural needs of North American Telugu Community in particular and
Telugu people everywhere in general".