Vyuti began its journey in 2014 with just its Artistic Director and three of her students from Attakkalari diploma as dancers. Vyuti, with its limited resources, started its journey experimenting with the idea of multiple bodies performing Bharatanatyam together, aiming to explore the possibilities of interaction between these moving bodies. Vyuti was fortunate to have like minded dancers who worked hard with almost no remuneration during its beginning years.
After it's conception, it took 2 years of hard work, introspection and research until Vyuti could showcase its first public performance on 12th March, 2016, at Shoonya, Bangalore. Today Vyuti aims at sustaining its dancers and other supporting artists financially while still exploring and displaying the modernity inherent in this ancient classical dance form.
Vyuti and its Artists
Artistic Director Aranyani is a very poised, disciplined and grounded dancer, choreographer and researcher. She has overcome struggles and has built Vyuti from scratch without financial aid or infrastructural support, through sheer hard work and perseverance. Aranyani began dancing when she was five years old under the tutelage of Padmashri Leela Samson. She has also trained in other dance and movement vocabularies at various institutions such as the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (UK), Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore and others. She wrote her masters' thesis on the multiple modernities within Bharatanatyam at Oxford University. Aranyani is a recipient of the Natya Kala Mani Award for her noteworthy contributions to Bharatanatyam in Chennai in 2014.
Vyuti currently consists of its Artistic Director, Aranyani, along with Aswathy Manoharan, Tony Aloysius Pius, Preeja Mahendran, Madhumanti Bannerjee, Sanjana Prasad, Shruti Suresh and Atmica Reddy. With a team of 8 dancers now, Vyuti is getting bigger and stronger, but increasingly difficult to self-fund - which is why we need your help!
Vyuti's production - Valayasya
Concept and Direction: Aranyani
Choreography: Aranyani and the Vyuti dancers
Dancers: Aranyani, Aswathy Manoharan, Atmica Reddy, Madhumanti Bannerjee, Preeja Mahendran, Sanjana Prasad, Shruti Suresh, Tony Aloysius Pius
Music: Sudha Raghuraman, G Elangovan, G Raghuraman, MV Chandrashekar, Priya Purushottam, Jyolsna Rao, Praveen Narayan, Aditi Ramesh, Manohar Balatchandirane, Siddharth Bharadwaj
On November 1st, Vyuti Dance Company will be presenting 'VALAYASYA' - a showcasing of all of Vyuti's work till date, including its new piece 'Sakhi', which will premiere on this day. This year for 'Valayasya', Vyuti is collaborating with young artists with passion, dedication and enthusiasm for whom the experience of working with Vyuti is paramount. Vyuti is fortunate to be able to work with these talented dancers and musicians, despite its financial constraints. Vyuti wants to be able to support and pay its artists/collaborators well and hope this attempt of crowd funding would allow Vyuti to do that.
This being our main motto for crowd funding, we are estimating the cost of Valayasya's production with stage, light, music (recording and remuneration for musicians), costumes, technician and artist remuneration to amount to Rs 6,90,000/-. We hope to raise this minimum cost to get the production on stage.
Our dancers have been rehearsing for several weeks and your support for us in this endeavour will be deeply appreciated. With your help, we will be presenting our production on November 1st, 2017 at ADA Rangamandira, Bangalore.
Any donation will help us at this point and we are grateful for anything that you can offer. We will be providing donor passes for our production 'Valayasya' to donations above Rs 3000 and would like to work towards having an exclusive donor performance for donations of higher amounts.
For our donors outside of Bangalore and India, we would like to send you the video of our November 1st performance so that you can see what you helped make happen!
We thank you deeply for your support, and look forward to seeing you on the day of the performance!
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