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Bhavana Reddy’s First-Ever Portrayal As Golden Swan In Mudra Festival 2016


Mumbai: Bhavana Reddy is geared up for her graceful entry as a golden swan in Mudra Festival 2016 on 21st April at NCPA, Mumbai. In sync to this year’s theme, “Animal symbolism in Indian mythology”, Kuchipudi maestros Radha Raja Reddy have devised a production “Hamsoham”, based on the mythical love story of Princess Damyanti & King Nala from the epic, Mahabharata. The evening is expecting to attract the connoisseurs of Indian classical dance forms from all around.


The choreography, “Hamsoham- Swan as a Soul” is inspired by a beautiful narrative from Mahabharata available in Sanskrit and Telugu language, where Bhavana Reddy plays a golden swan named ‘Hamsa’, an embodiment of Shiv Shakti. With the rhythmic syllables from Granthas, the talented artiste will create the different dialogues, gestures and body movements depicting the interaction of the swan with King Nala and Princess Damyanti leading to their romantic union. Infused with beauty and tenderness, the dancer in her inimitable style is bound to leave an indelible impression on the minds of the audience.


“Creating the whole choreography, ‘Hamsoham’ for Mudra Festival wasn’t an easy task. It took a lot of research and hard work, but my daughter Bhavana, being extremely graceful and delicate, has pulled off the act amazingly”, speaks Padma Bhushan Dr. Raja Reddy on the production. Also, the cheerful artiste, Bhavana Reddy is thrilled to play a swan as she says, “Mudra Festival is a great line up of dancers and I am honoured to be a part of it”. Catch the fete on 21st April 2016, 7 PM onwards at NCPA, Mumbai.


Tickets are available at https://in.bookmyshow.com/mumbai/events/ncpa-mudra-dance-festival-2016-hamsoham-flight-of-garuda/ET00040383


About Bhavana Reddy

Bhavana Reddy is a Delhi-based Kuchipudi dancer and the daughter of Padma Bhushan awardees and kuchipudi exponents — Raja and Radha Reddy. She has more than two decades of experience in dance. Though the dance is her family legacy, Reddy’s true passion lies in pursuing music. In 2013, she performed at the Grammy Award’s after-party in Los Angeles, USA. 

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