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Written on the dancing body

Written on the dancing body
Natya Tarangini is all set with their next edition of Parampara series titled Bhavayami– an aesthetic representation of dance, music and literature that kick starts on 3 September in the Capital. The three-day event will showcase two dance and music concerts every evening.

Yamini Reddy will be opening the stage on 3 September with her Kuchipudi dance along with her group from Hyderabad followed by Ambi and Bindu Subramanium in a fusion band titled SubraMania.

Born to the legendary Kuchipudi exponents, Raja and Radha Reddy in 1982, Yamini has got dance in inheritance from her parents. She has been awarded the YuvaRatna Award, Youth Vocational Excellence award by the District Rotaract Organisation, the Young Achievers award by FLO Delhi and Hyderabad, the Devadasi National Award and the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by Sangeet Natak Akademi. She has also participated in national and international festivals. SubraMania is the band featuring Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam. Their performances include fusion, jazz, pop-rock and Indian music. They perform their own original material in addition well-known standards and classics.

The second day (4 September) will feature Kathak duet by Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal (son of Kathak maestro Pt. Durga Lal) followed by Sarod recital by Ayaan Ali Khan (younger son of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan).Vidha has received Sri Krishana Gana Sabha endowment award 2010, Chennai and made a Guinness world record for taking most numbers of Kathak spins (103) in one minute in 2011.

Abhimanyu Lal has been awarded Shri Krishana Gana Sabha endowment award and Nritya Jayantika award. He has performed at the highest level in India and abroad in many prestigious dance festivals like Sydney dance festival at Seymour centre-Australia 2014, 64th Indian republic day celebration in Dubai 2013, LondonOlympics 2012 and many more. Ayaan Ali Khan represents the seventh generation of a musical lineage known as the SeniaBangash School. The younger son and disciple of the Sarod titan Amjad Ali Khan, Ayaan stepped into the world of music and the Sarod, at a very early age. Ayaan has been performing concerts in India and world-wide, since he gave his solo debut at the age of eight.

The last day (5 September) will feature Bhavana Reddy (daughter and disciple of Padmabhuashans Dr.s Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy) performing traditional Kuchipudi dance followed by Indo-Western rock music concert along with her group from Los Angeles. She is an acclaimed Kuchipudi dancer and singer-songwriter. She released her self-produced debut EP Tangled In Emotions. Her music is a blend of Indian concept of melodies with western harmonies held together by a string of poetry.
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