Dubai: When ladies her age had been gambling with dolls or doodling with crayons, Sravani Tenneti changed into taking faltering steps to study Bharatanatyam, one of the well-known Indian classical dance bureaucracy.
That turned into 15 years in the past. The 19-year-old has considering moved directly to the Kuchipudi dance form and has over 600 performances to her credit with numerous awards as a sworn statement to her talent.
The youngster, who did her Grade 12 from Sharjah Indian School, is pursuing her Bachelor’s path in Interior Design from Manipal University, Dubai Campus.
Sravani is clear approximately what she’d be doing inside the future — combining her ardour along with her career. She wants to mixture her dance shape with interior layout and she is exploring ways to do it.
Sravani provided her arangetram (debut performance as a dancer) approximately six years again after having initially discovered Bharatnatyam from her first guru, Giri, in Dubai. She later switched to Kuchipudi, under tutelage from the equal guru.
She went on to do a certificates route below Vendantam Ramalinga Shastry of Kuchipudi Siddhendra Yogi Kalapeetam. Kuchipudi is a village in Andhra Pradesh where this dance form, primarily based on Bharata’s Natyasastra (dance treatise), originated and became popularised with the aid of Siddhendra Yogi.
Recently, she completed a degree direction under the guidance of Pasumarti Srinivasa Sarma, lecturer in VS Government Music and Dance College, Rajahmundry in Andhra. “Now I am doing an MA path under the guidance of Vijaysekhar (who is a disciple of the legend Padmabhushan Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam) in Hyderabad over Botim,” says Sravani.
Which brings us to the question: Is distance learning feasible in an art shape such as classical dance?
It’s feasible to examine at the internet, says Sravani. “If one knows the basics, it turns into smooth to communicate,” she says.
The finished artist, who is humble enough to say she has extra to examine, has finished at maximum Hindu temples in India consisting of the renowned Guruvayoor and Aatukal temples in Kerala; Tirupati, Annavaram and Srisailam temples in Andhra Pradesh and at the Silicon Andhra biennial.
Among the recent large activities where she performed is the Godavari Pushkaram in Andhra Pradesh at the invitation of the country government.
Locally, she has carried out at many events conducted by institutions consisting of Rasamayi, Telugu Sravanthi, Telugu Kala Samiti, Waves, Music India Dubai, Telugu Tarangini and different Tamil and Malayalam institutions.
Pursuing an art which includes Indian classical dance exacts a toll on time and research. So how did she manipulate each?
“I attempt to exercise dance for as a minimum two hours each day whilst no longer neglecting my research. I make extra of an attempt on weekends.