I Initiated young into the art form, dance has been, not a hobby or a pastime, or even a career, but just the reason to be; a way to touch eternity. Trained by generous teachers, I learnt dance at Kalakshetra, founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale who said "Culture is neither performance nor entertainment but life and art is an expression of life".
I learnt Bharatanatyam, Carnatic music, Veena, Choreography, Nattuvangam, Philosophy et al, in my six years at Kalakshetra, and later also learnt Kuchipudi from Pasumarthy Ramalinga Sastry.
I perform as a soloist in two very renowned classical dance styles, and am often told that I dance with an inner joy. I believe, that dance cannot be mere geometry of the body or number crunching of rhythms. It has to touch an inner core, in me the dancer and you the viewer. Grammar is only a stepping stone to poetry and spirit.
My language called dance, thus paints before you a canvas of life and beyond… of our fallible self groping in the darkness for that light … of eternity…
My group choreographies have been acclaimed as lyrical, sublime, graphic beauty in motion, distinctive choreography, thought provoking, daring etc.
Through my solo and group works, and dance theatre productions, I have explored areas both traditional and contemporary.