Ku Janani Ganapathi (Bharat Natyam dance)

Ku Janani Ganapathi (Bharat Natyam dance)Since a tender age, Janani has shown immense interest in Indian Fine Arts and her favorite among them has always been Bharatanatyam. She has learnt to dance in different styles: Tanjore, Pandanallur and Vazhuvur respectively, which have helped her to learn the specialities in the particular styles and improve her knowledge and skills in dance.

Janani’s initial training started at Shree Bharathalaya, Chennai under the guidance of Padmashri Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy. This learning experience boosted her interest to move further in the dance form. Her present Guru is Bharatha Kala Rathna Shri. A. Lakshman, one of the most sought-­‐after Dance Gurus in Chennai, having ‘produced’ high caliber students.

She has performed for numerous causes and at various occasions such as Natyanjalis, charity events, theme-­‐based events and festivals from her childhood. She has been very lucky to have had the opportunity to perform on numerous prestigious venues such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) Auditorium, temples of thousands of years old, famous dance Sabhas, etc. Janani has often been praised for her clean footwork, elegance and energetic dancing by distinguished Chief Guests and Guests of Honor such as Shri. Nalli Kuppuswamy Chetty, Shri. Sirgazhi Siva Chidambaram, Bombay Sisters Smt. C. Saroja and C. Lalitha, etc. Today, Janani continues to perform in India, Europe and Australia.

Janani believes that dance can be a bridge between cultures and communities. Through Bharatanatyam, she aims to spread the message of unity and peace. Not only that but she also believes in performing for events that contribute towards good causes. Moreover, dance is a form of prayer to Janani, which enhances physical, mental and spriritual strength.

It is noteworthy to mention that Janani has also performed Bharatanatyam in the presence of Premier of Queensland Annastascia Palaszczuk and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and other dignitaries on the occasion of the International Film Festival of Queensland (IIFOQ).


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