Source: The Hindu; Author: Rupa Srikanth; Photo Courtesy: K. V. Srinivasan

Having trained under guru Vazhuvoor R. Samraj, senior dancer Srekala Bharath, dancer-teacher S. Srilatha of Kalakshetra and currently studying the 108 karanas from the Natya Sastra from dancer-scholar Padma Subrahmanyam and dancer-musician Gayathri Kannan, Bhavya Balasubramanian has grappled with change and has remained remarkably steady despite it. She is a bright, confident Bharatanatyam dancer, who is maturing with every passing year. ‘Devar Munivar Thozhum’ (Adi, Lalgudi Jayaraman) turned out to be a jewel. Bhavya brought depth to the bhakti rasa early on in  pallavi with the description of Venkateswara’s magnificent form.

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Bhavya Balasubramanian. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan