(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
SEVENTEEN-year-old Vidhya Pushpanathan is to perform her barathanatyam solo debut titled Illuminations at the City Hall Auditorium in Kuala Lumpur on Sept 25 and 26.
Vidhya's long-awaited arangetram, presented by Sutra Dance Theatre, is the culmination of many years of learning a particular dance's moves. It is a serious and intense affair, and requires elaborate preparations.
Vidhya stamped her first steps in barathanatyam when she was seven years old and began performing when she was 12. From there, her self confidence grew by leaps and bounds and she began to enjoy and explore her own individuality through …