Yes, it's a big day for young Nymisha. The person drawing most of the crowds, however, is a 72-year lady, who judging by her sheer enthusiasm and energy, is younger.
The arangetram of Nymisha Reddy is being organised at Ravindra Bharathi, this Friday. Nymisha will start the recital with Vatapi Ganapathim, followed by Alaripu, Varnam on Andal Charitam, Ananda Natanam, Krishna Nee Begani and finally the Tillana.
Nymisha started learning Bharatanatyam from a young age of 7 from Guru Hemamalini Arni, and continues to be her disciple at 14 years of age. Arangetram is the first Bharatanatyam performance of a dancer, and this is indeed a special occasion for Nymisha and her parents, given her utmost dedication to the art.
Guru Hemamalini Arni needs no introduction. Born in 1934, she learnt Bharatanatyam from great gurus like Kanappa Pillai, Guru Vazhavoor Ramaiah Pillai, Mylapore Gowriamma and Padma Vibhushan T Balasaraswathi. She is also skilled in Carnatic vocals. She has performed in the presence of renowned dignataries, like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, C R Rajagopachariar and Countess Lady Mountbatten. She has taught her art to over 300 students, and has been instrumental in the arangetrams of 25 students during the 20 years, and has choreographed various dance ballets.
For further details, please contact Guru Hemamalini Arni at 2760-8172.