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Dancing her way to fame

Kuchipudi dancer Bhavana Reddy will be performing her first solo dance in the Capital today.

art and culture Updated: Apr 08, 2011 01:01 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

She is a trained Kuchipudi dancer, Carnatic singer and is soon going to form her own band. Bhavana Reddy, 21, is a mature head on young shoulders. The young dancer will be performing her first solo dance performance in the Capital today. “This is my first solo performance and I am very excited,” says Reddy, the younger daughter of the dancing trio Raja, Radha and Kaushalya Reddy.

Talking about her performance, Reddy says, “It includes traditional Kuchipudi dance on Carnatic music and classical Hindustani music. I
will be performing a dance, not yet performed by anyone in the family.”

A BCom graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Reddy was an active member of the classical dance society and western music group in her college. Today, she will be performing for 75 minutes. “I have been practicing for almost four to five hours a day. I even do my music practice for two hours.”

The young Reddy girl has already performed at several major festivals in India and abroad. She has travelled to USA, Europe and South-east Asia. “People abroad are very accepting towards Indian dance forms and find it very interesting. A lot of them come to India to learn these forms. all these and many other things make me a proud dance,” she says.

What’s up?
When: April 8
Entry: Open to all
Venue: Kamani Auditorium,
Copernicus Marg
Timings: 7 pm onwards
Nearest Metro station: Mandi house on the
Blue line