She's 13 - and while that is a headline for her well-wishers, it doesn't even make it to the fineprint for Aishwarya herself. Tonite, she pulls off another feat.
D Aishwarya Reddy is performing her Bharatanatyam Arangetram, on 25th June, at the Ravindra Bharathi auditorium. A disciple of Rajeshwari Sainath, Aishwarya will start the recital with a traditional Pushpanjali - Alarippu in Tisram taalam - through which she will offer floral tributes to God, her guru, and the audience.
Following Pushpanjali will be the Jathiswaram in Saveri ragam and Rupaka taalam, a pure representation of dance which tests the skills of the dancer. Next will be a Varnam - Swamini Rammanave in Kamas ragam and Adi talam - followed by Madhura Nagarilo in Ananda Bhairavi ragam and Adi talam, Astapadhi in Mand ragam and Adi talam, an Annamacharya Krithi in Bhoopala ragam and Tisranadai taalam, a Tillana in Rageshri ragam and Adi talam, and finally the Mangalam.
The credits and support for the recital are Guru Rajeshwari Sainath with nattuvangam, Sangeethakala with the vocals, Srinivas on the mridangam, Pavan Singh on the violin, Venkatesh on the flute and Srikanth on the tabla.
Aishwarya is an 8th standard student of St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad. She started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 8, under the tutelage of Rajeshwari Sainath. A promising young dancer with excellent footwork, she is also learning Carnatic classical music from Radha. Academically, she excels both in studies and other activities, at school. In addition to her interest in music, she also loves reading, swimming and cooking.
Rajeshwari Sainath is a well-known dancer and the director of Srutilaya Kendra Natyalaya, a dance institute founded by her uncle and mentor Guru Karaikudi Mani, a percussionist par excellence. She has been performing for the last 30 years, and now spends most of her time teaching dance.
Known for her excellent choreography, Sainath is the flag-bearer of the Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam. She has toured many countries and received wide appreciation for her performances. She is the recipient of a number of awards, Nritya Choodamani and Kalaimamani being the most prominent.
Please contact D Vijaya Lakshmi at 2770-0339/98496-64939 for further details.