The seminar on the contribution of women to Kuchipudi, organised by Shambhavi School of Dance, brought in speakers like the legendary danseuse Dr. Yamini Krishnamurthi, Kottapalli Padma, Suvarna Latha, Anuradha Janolgodda, Usha R.K. and Vyjayanthi Kashi — each representing a different generation and speaking about their journey through dance.
Whether you have pretty performing feet that can’t stay static or two left feet but a galloping heart eager to learn what it takes to sway in style, the Dancejatre 2013 has something for everyone in whose hearts the word dance rings any bell. A brain child of an accomplished dance veteran Vyjayanthi Kashi, the festival is a melting pot of various forms of dance and will host various events and workshops circling around dance.
Kuchipudi dance feature conceptualized and choreographed by the renowned Kuchipudi danseuse Vyjayanthi Kashi knit in a series of short yet interesting stories glorifying Indian culture.
Tales of the unheard and unsung was an outstanding choreographic work of Kuchipudi Dancer Vyjayanthi Kashi presented at the prestigious Konark festival.
Vyjayanthi mono acted the roles of Krishna and Yashoda .Her awestruck expression when the child Krishna opens his mouth to provide her the glimpse of the entire universe showcases her qualities of emoting…..Vyjayanthi was superb…
Vyjayanthi Kashi bowled over the audience in telling the story of Kanya who remains Kanyakumari for eternity. It was watched spell bound by the international audience this year..
Sringar rasa (emotion of Love),Karuna rasa(emotion of kindness and mercy)and Shantam rasam (emotion of peace) were brilliantly internalized by Vyjayanthi and produced a cathartic moment for the audience…
Vyjayanthi’s changeover from sringar to the trident veer rasa of Hiranyaksha in the pravesha daruvu from Bhakta Prahlada transcended her gender and constume – a true transformation…..
The Hindu – New Delhi.
Vyjayanthi Kashi, an exotic dancer from Southern India joined Gambling School pupils to teach them a few traditional dance moves….. Driffield Times – Yorkshire
Her innate feral grace, seductive manner and strange mixture of stillness and passion in her dance have carved a definition for her on the world stage and continue to nurture her creativity by experimenting…
Eastern Eye – UK
There was novelty, drama with emotion and Vyjayanthi blended it all with consumable ease and grace in a performance that moved the audience….
Hindustan Times – Kolkata
As she unfolds her numerous expressions and emotions through the various rhythmic beats, its a visual treat in store…..
The New Indian Express – Thiruvananthapuram
“On stage one can be all that one wants to be. Art gives you the freedom to voice out anything…”
Shilpa Sebastian, The Hindu Bangalore
Vyjayanthi surprised the audience with her command over her body language stemming from supple movements and intricate postures…..
The Statesman – Kolkata
She twirled off the stage to a round of applause…..
The Monitor – Ethiopia
Ina galaxy of dancers, it is no exaggeration if we call her the pole star. Vyjayanthi has always envisioned her creativity as a total experience. An image that is truly international…
To Recieve an award from an artist and an Organization who has been working constantly for 25 years is a Special Feeling.
Basava Kendra, Dharwad honored Vyjayanthi Kashi as the Women Achiever for her contribution to Kuchipudi last evening as part of Women’s Day Celebrations…Receiving the award from eminent personalities like Smt Bharati Rajguru, wife of the legendary Padmabhushan Pt Basavraj Rajguru, Smt Shivaleela Vinaya Kulkarni and Dr Veeranna Rajguru.