Monday, November 26, 2012

Congratulations

Smt Sujatha Vinjamuri,

   I am so proud to know her. Honored again she was earlier this year for her commitment to dance and helping others. 
Go Auntie Go!

Remiss Apologies and Kuchipudi

My Dearest 4 readers,
   I am very sorry to have left you neglected for some time now. There has been a lot going on in this world of mine. Most of it passable for okay and the rest of it failing to reach that mark. I am, (after a great deal of thought) going to begin again. I will blog about multiple subjects that interest me and help make me who I am. I will also blog about the things that will help me become who I want to be.
 
   Tonight I will be blogging about Kuchipudi dance. Kuchipudi is a South Indian Classical Ballet dance style. Follow the link for the wiki article. My introduction to Kuchipudi came at the tender age of 10 years old after dropping out of African dance class and switching to Belly dance. Belly dance was boring for me as I didn't have the body or the proper level of relaxation needed to study/dance it. While walking around the building on an errand I saw a girl near my age dancing in front of a mirror, doing things I had never seen before. It was elegant, refined, slow and fast and beautiful. I had to ask her her name and what she was doing. Her name was Pooja Kumar and she was dancing Kuchipudi and Bharat Natyam. I asked her if I could learn it too. She told me I would have to ask her Auntie. She gave me the number and I called and spoke with Smt Sujatha Vinjamuri. After that it was divine intervention that I was able to study Kuchipudi. I can say that I owe my dance teacher my life. She taught me a lot more than dancing and for that I am grateful.