Sushmitha Murthy is performing her Bharatanatyam arangetram on 24th June, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. Guru Geetha Ganesan with the nattuvangam and the vocal, Subrahmanyam on the mridangam, Sai Kumar on the violin and R P Raju on the flute will accompany her. Sushmitha with start with a Koutvam, followed by Alaripu, Shabdam, Varnam, a Keertana, Tillana, and finally a folk number.
The guests for the evening are Padmasri Kanaka Srinivasan, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Delhi; K Ramachandra Reddy, Director, Jawahar Bal Bhavan; Usha Reddy, Principal, Meridian High School; Nritya Kalasagara Guru V S Ramamurthy, and Nritya Bharathi Manjula Ramaswamy.
Sushmitha Murthy is an 8th class student of Meridian High School, Hyderabad. Daughter of Ananda Murthy and Savitha Murthy, Sushmitha started learning Kuchipudi at a young age of 5, under Shailaja Prasad of Sharada Nritya Niketan, Hyderabad. Gradually she developed a liking towards Bharatanatyam, and has come under the expert guidance of Geetha Ganesan, who has moulded her into a promising young and upcoming Bharatanatyam dancer with a perfect blend of nritta and abhinaya.
Sushmitha is also pursuing her Kuchipudi lessons under Himabindu Kanoj of the Muvva Academy of Dance, Hyderabad, and Carnatic vocal under Lalitha Madhav. Besides her great passion for dance, she also enjoys singing, painting, reading and review-writing. She has won several prizes including the first prize in the Bharatanatyam competitions conducted by the Navya Nataka Samithi and in the vocal music competitions by Kalasagaram, and excellence in academics allrounder award for the last 7 years at the Meridian High School. She is also the youngest winner of the Bournivita Confidence Championships (in 2004), and won the Horlicks Whiz Kid award in 2005.
Geetha Ganesan is a disciple of V S Rama Murthy and Manjula Ramaswamy. She is an accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer, who with her innate talent and years of experience, has matured into one of the finest exponents of Bharatanatyam. She has toured countries like USA, UAE, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Sri Lanka, and performed to packed audiences. She is also a very good choreographer, having designed several solo and group ballets. Along with Jayaprada Ramamurthy, a renowned flautist, Ganesan runs an institution called Uttaraa Centre For Performing Arts in Hyderabad, where they impart flute and Bharatanatyam classes to their students.
Please contact Geetha Ganesan at 93910-47632 for further details.