The second generation of the famous Reddy dancing family is taking her illustrious heritage to distant shores, with the opening of the Natya Taringini Kuchipudi dance school inLos Angeles, California. Bhavana Reddy, the daughter of the illustrious Padmabhushan Awardees Drs. Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy, is an accomplished dancer herself. She spent the last decade running Kuchipudi dance classes in Natya Tarangini’s original branch Kaka Nagar and New Friends Colony branch in New Delhi, before which, she assisted her parents in many workshops and regular classes in India, Europe and America. As an empaneled member of ICCR, she has also had the opportunity to conduct lecture demonstrations for IFS trainees as well as workshops in Liechtenstein and America. Bhavana has also toured with Spic Macay chapters educating in Schools and Colleges in India. She has conducted workshops and classes in western contemporary music vocals in various schools in both National Capital Region of India and Los Angeles. She continues to serve as visiting faculty in Natya Tarangini Delhi.
Established in 1976 by Padmabhushan Awardees Drs. Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy, ‘Natya Tarangini’ – Performing Arts Centre was started with an idea to globally popularize Kuchipudi style of Indian classical dance. Natya Tarangini has since evolved from a simple Kuchipudi dance school into a world-class performing arts centre in Delhi, constructed on a land allotted by the Government of India. With facilities such as an Amphi theatre, Art gallery and Hostel, Natya Tarangini poses as a second home to many disciples seeking a wholistic training in dance from India & abroad.
With the aim of propagating the rich Indian heritage of dance and music into a unique arts institute encompassing all activities involved in preservation and promotion of Arts, Drs. Raja and Radha and their entire family continue the tradition of the art by teaching Kuchipudi in a systematized manner to young and promising pupils. Today it has branched out to Hyderabad, Gurugram, Delhi, under the watchful eyes of the Gurus Raja Radha Reddy, Kaushalya, Yamini and Bhavana Reddy. It is carrying on the training under the age-old “Guru Shishya” parampara.