Priya Shah has been dancing under her tutor / Guru, Suma Vitta, for eleven years. This Arangetram, was a three hour solo dance performance at Alabama School of Fine Arts with celebrity guest musicians performing original native pieces composed specifically for her graduation debut. Vocals provided by Pusthakam Ramaa. On the Mrudangam, Janardhana Rao. Flutist, Jayaram Kikkeri. Rhythm Pad, Arjun Kumar.
Priya’s vibrant native costume was reflective of her artistic dance. Most of her dances for her graduation performance were about the Krishna, a Hindu deity often depicted with blue skin.
Priya reveals that for her, “the most challenging part is the aspect of storytelling.”
“As a child, he was very mischievous,” Priya said. “I felt that was easier to relate to.”
The audience sat in awe as she danced with all her heart and soul.
Location: Alabama School of Fine Arts
Dance: Indian Classical Dance (Bharathanatyam)
Guru (Teacher): Suma Vitta
Musicians were from India. Priya has been learning dance since last 10 years with their music. They came here to support her with live music.
Vocalist: Pusthakam Ramaa
Flutist: Jayaram Kikkeri
Rhythm Pad: Arjun Kumar