And thus the idea of Vyuti was born...
Inspired by all the various journeys Aranyani had ventured on - classical dance, contemporary dance and an academic engagement with dance - Vyuti, which means 'weave', sought to challenge existing notions of group work in classical dance through eye contact, bodily touch and interweaving bodies. Questioning the reputation of classical dance as becoming stagnant and irrelevant, Vyuti also emerged out of a need to display the inherent modernity within the classical form of Bharatanatyam.
In 2014, Vyuti materialized into a functioning group of like-minded dancers when Aswathy Manoharan, Priya Kaul and Tony Pius joined as Vyuti's core team and work began. In 2015, Vyuti included dancers Archana Nair, Ashwin George and Bhavana Gowri. With a full team, Vyuti had its debut performance titled 'The Vyuti Margam' at Shoonya, Bangalore in March 2016. It now consists of Artistic Director, Aranyani and dancers Tony Aloysius Pius, Preeja Mahendran, Madhumanti Bannerjee, Sanjana Prasad, Shruti Suresh and Atmica Reddy.
Vyuti's full length production is titled 'Vālayasya'.