Bharatanatyam is the most popular among the seven classical dance-forms of India.Bharatanatyam is known for its grace, harmony, purity, tenderness and sculpturesque poses. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form. Taandava, the male aspect of dance, and Laasya, the female aspect, both give the dancer scope for colourful and varied movements.
Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan is an upcoming dancer whose tryst with bharatanatyam began at the tender age of 4. She currently resides and practices out of Bonn, Germany and travels to India for her training and performances. she is a disciple of renowned classical dancers Vidwan Keshav Kumar and Vidushi Dhattar sisters from Karnataka,India, is an internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer. She was a senior dancer at Natanam Dance Company which follows Tanjavur & Kalakshetra style of Bhartnatyam. She has won many recognition including "Vishwakalaaratna"(national award) and "Karnataka Naatya Myuri" (state recognition) titles. She captivates the audience with her refreshingly innovative choreography, which has a contemporary touch, whilst adhering to the traditions of the art form. She spell bounds people with her sensitive and involved abhinaya (expression).In addition to Bharatnatyam she has also won accolades for her depiction of Devaki, Mother of lord Krishna, in Yakshagana & Yakshagaana Taalamaddale (traditional theatre drama of Karnataka). She has also performed various plays with many theatre groups across the country. She has choreographed Bollywood and Indian Contemporary, displaying the range of expertise across a large spectrum of dance forms. She has participated and was a finalist of national and state level television reality dance shows at an early age of 18.
She is a graceful, nimble and expressive solo performer who regularly presents her work across podiums and festivals both in the Germany and India. Some of the note worthy performances include her Margam series , Brindhavan , A tale of Love - Krishna, her depiction of various characters in Yakshagana, and some notable theatrical performances in India, Germany , Netherlands and Beligum. Her creative musical collaboration Hara Samadhi was a applauded effort of bringing Indian art and contemporary Music together.
“My dance is a reflection of who I am. With every lesson life sends my way, with every breath and every situation that I allow myself to be affected by I evolve as a dancer. All of life enriches, informs, furthers and deepens my practice. The only and natural response of my body to all stimuli is to continue dancing. For when I dance, I turn into a better version of me” - Vaishu Vaidyanathan