Leaving everyone spell bound emerging dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki entices Mumbai with her graceful performs at Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Leaving everyone spell bound emerging dancing sensation Suhani Dhanki entices Mumbai with her graceful  performs at Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

 

‘Dance is Life’… This holds true for upcoming dancing talent Suhani Dhanki, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer who is fast emerging as a known face both nationally and internationally. She recently performed at a dance recital in Mumbai.

 

Holding a masters degree in Bharatanatyam with a distinction and gold medal from Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture and a degree in LLB from the Mumbai University, taking up this dance form was a deliberate choice for Suhani.

 

Talking about Suhani love for dance she said with pride, “When I watched my guru dance and her commitment to the art, I knew that this was the dance form for me. I learnt Kathak but Bharatnatyam is the closest to my heart and will always remain so.”

 

Dancing for the last 15 years, she takes inspiration from her guru her interest and dedication was inspired from her guru.  In a typical guru – shishya relationship, Suhani has not just imbibed dance lessons from her guru but also a form of tradition that she is extremely proud of.

 

Suhani performed live at the Y. B. Chavan Centre as a part of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) where she beautifully presented ‘Shivaarchana‘, composed and choreographed by her guru Dr Sanddhya V Pureccha in traditional Bharatanatyam of the Tanjavur style. She also performed Abhinaya Pada from the Marathi Nirupana of Raja Sarfoji II of Tanjore, choreographed by the legendary late Acharya Parvatikumar. The highlight of the show was her performance onstage to live music. Noted artists like Dr Sanddhya V Pureccha on nattvangam, Sivaprasad on vocals, Satish Krishnamurthy on mridangam and S R Balasubramaniam on violin, all made her performance memorable.

 

Mumbai being a city that eagerly adopts all forms of art has a wonderful audience for this non native form of dance who appreciated and further encouraged her performance. Currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts from the Bharata College of Arts and Culture, Mumbai Suhani is also looking forward to quite a few performances later this month. This talented girl has also recently played the character of Madri in the telly saga Mahabharata.

Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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