Vani Ganapathy Dancer choreographer & Designer Profile

Vani Ganapathy
Bharatha Natyam
Vani Ganapathy Dancer choreographer & Designer Profile
At an age when little children play with toys and in parks, Vani began her journey with classical dance. She was four years old and it was her mother who inculcated her into this art form. Vani's training began with Guru T. A. Rajalakshmi in Calcutta and in three years she performed her arangetram, her first public performance at the age of seven. From there on the art form took a special place in her life, inseparable and supportive.
In some years, her parents moved to Bombay and Vani had to shift her training too under nattuvanars of the same bani (tradition) Gurus Mahalingam Pillai, Govindaraja Pillai and Kalyanasundaram. This was the time when Vani performed in duet with her sister Meera and both stormed the world of dance with their vivacious and emotive performances. Vani & Meera were featured in all the big events and festivals of those times. The combination of Vani & Meera, their mother Indubala Ganapathy's vocal support and of course Guru Kalyanasundaram's intricate choreography set the stage on fire and had audiences mesmerized. The dancing duo were often asked to perform at the Raj Bhavan in Bombay for every foreign or Indian dignitary who visited.
In the mid seventies Vani presented a T.V. Serial for Doordarshan on the 4 main classical idioms of dance called "THE RICH HERITAGE" under the young world programme. This programme was Doordarshan's entry at the BLUE DANUBE FESTIVAL in Europe and was later telecast by B.B.C.
Vani moved to Chennai the mecca for Bharata Natyam, Vani's performances increased vastly here giving her the opportunity to carve a niche in the world of Bharata Natyam prominently. Vani's stint as a solo dancer began only in 1986. Around this time she moved to Bangalore, this move made her re-work on her dance and choreography and she took centre stage with grace and conviction.
VANI GANAPATHY is amongst the top Bharata Natyam Dancers of India today. Vani has danced all over the country and abroad including Au
    Contact Details and Biodata
    Vani Ganapathy
    No 458
    4th Main
    HMT Layout
    Anand Nagar. Bangalore - 560 024. India.


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