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Vyuti Dance Company

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Weaving modernity into tradition

Biography

Vyuti was conceived by Aranyani, Artistic Director of Vyuti Dance Company in 2013, during a period of research and introspection about the solo and group dynamics of classical dance. Experimenting with the idea of multiple bodies performing Bharatanatyam together, Vyuti aimed to explore the possibilities of interaction between these moving bodies. Without compromising on the form, technique or vocabulary Bharatanatyam, Vyuti was conceived to push the boundaries of what was possible within group work in a classical Indian dance idiom.

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'.

Vyuti's Dancers

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Aranyani Bhargav
Aranyani Bhargav
Artistic Director, Vyuti
Aranyani began dancing when she was five years old under the tutelage of Padmashri Leela Samson. Having completed her Arangetram in 2001, Aranyani was a proficient solo artist by the age of sixteen. Since then, Aranyani has performed extensively in India and abroad.
Tony Aloysius Pius
Tony Aloysius Pius
Dancer, Vyuti
Tony is a classical and contemporary dancer. He trained under Guru Sita from the time he was five for several years before joining the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts as a diploma student in 2014. He is one of Vyuti's first dancers and has been with Vyuti since its inception. Tony is also a trained practicing doctor.
Preeja Mahendran
Preeja Mahendran
Dancer, Vyuti
Preeja is a dance professional with over 15 years of learning in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam,Contemporary and Folk dance forms. She began learning dance at the age of four and to achieve her passion of becoming a dance professional, she pursued her graduation in Kalakshetra, Chennai.
Shruti Suresh
Shruti Suresh
Dancer, Vyuti
Shruti is a Bharatanatyam and Contemporary dancer. She is a disciple of Karnataka Kalashri Guru Shri Ashok Kumar, director of Natyanjali school of Dance. She has trained in Bharatanatyam for 21 years. She has travelled extensively for performances in India and abroad.

Atmica Reddy
Atmica Reddy
Dancer, Vyuti
Atmica Reddy is a disciple of Vani Ganapathy, and has been training with her for many years. Atmica joined Vyuti in 2017.
Sushmitha Suresh
Sushmitha Suresh
Dancer, Vyuti
Sushmitha Suresh is a disciple of Guru Kiran Subramaniam. She performs extensively as a soloist as well as with several dance companies in India that work with Bharatanatyam. Sushmitha is the latest addition to the Vyuti family and has been a member since June 2018.

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