Kuchipudi Rangapravesam performance by Sahithi Reddy
Hyderabad, September 1, 2013: The city has discovered a new dancing star on Sunday evening, as Sallithi Reddy - the student of Padma Bhushan awai dees Dr. Raja and Radha Reddy Kaushalya Reddy and yam in i Reddy, performed the classical Kuchipudi dance at Ravincira Bharati.
Sahiti Reddy, the young and beautiful artist, set a graceful beginning of the dance recital with a prayer to the gods; following the footsteps of her gurus who designed the program with propitiation to Lord Ganesha to remove all obstacles and for the success of the show.
Living up to the true meaning of Rangapravesam (Ranga means "Stage" and Pravesam means "Entry"), Sahiti debut performance elated the audience which included SOITIQ well known artists and eminent personalities of Hyderabad. Sahiti's entry was with the first element lathiswaram" which is a tapestry of 'Tune Beats' and 'Melodious' notes that are given visual form in this item of pure dance (Nritta). Her attractive movements of the eyes, eyebrows, neck and captivating footwork patterns created a new world of ecstasy though there were no words to convey any meaning in this item and the dance was utterly preformed in synchronization with the musical notes.
Her next item "Ashtapadi; Nija Gadh" was presented very elegantly by Sahiti as she rose to the fullest extent performing the eight steps in-tune with the rhyme that symbolizes the eternal love of Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.
The hour long Kuchipudi extravaganza which was choreographed by Padma Bhushan Raja and Radha Reddy in typical Kuchipudi classical dance style, was concluded with "Arabhi" describing the beauty of Krishna as the embodiment of eternal bliss and with Sahiti executing brilliantly the intricate footwork patterns on the rim of a brass plate towards the end of the fantastic show.
Delighted with her debut performance, Sahiti Reddy expressed her feeling by saying, "Dance has always had u special place in my heart. As a child every time 1 would hear music! would find my body swaying subconsciously to the rhythm. Since the time l have taken up Kuchipudi dance, it has brought out so many positive aspects that helped me in becoming who I am today,"
"Now that I wig be mcpping on stage as a dancer in my own right, I hope I UM able to do justice to all the work ntv gurus have put into me and make them proud. Most importantly carry on this great tradition of Kuchipudi dance that they have handed to me" she further added.
Sahithi is a gifted dancer with a captivating stage presence. She is has all the qualities to make a top grade performer. We are sure with pe, severance and hard work she will get there one day. It is a pleasure teaching such a keen and diligent and gifted student. Our blessings will always be with her
About Sahiti Reddy:
Sahithi Reddy is the daughter of Dr. S. Anand Reddy and Aruna Reddy and granddaughter of S. Veera Reddy (Managing Director Sagar Cements Ltd) and S. jaipal Reddy (Hon'ble union minister of Government of India). She began her training at Natya Tarangini, a Kuchipudi dance school set up by Padma Shushan awardees Dr. Raja and Radha Reddy.
About Natya Tarangini Dance School
Established in 1976 by Padma Bhushan awardees Dr. Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushlaya, Natya Tarangini was started with an idea of popularizing Kuchipudi style of classical dance in Northern India. It has since evolved into a unique arts institute encompassing all activities involved in the formation of the Arts. Natya Tarangini's aim is to enlighten the general public on the importance of Dance and Music as a constant reminder of the rich traditional values of Indian society.
In order to further propagate its aim and re-root itself, Raja Radha and Kaushalya Reddy started the Natya Tarangini Hyderabad branch which is run being run by their older daughter Yamini Reddy. Since its inception in Hyderabad, the school has ably trained numerous students under its wing. In line with its Delhi activities Natya Tarangini alsp brought the Parampara Series National festival of Music and Dance to Hyderabad.