Korzo Zaal

Event in the past.

India Dance Festival: Bhavana Reddy

IDF Artist in residence
Duration 60 min
Part of India Dance Festival

Artist in residence

This powerhouse Kuchipudi dancer comes from a legendary dance family and has performed on the international stage from the age of four. The New York Times praised her wondrous virtuosity, magnificent foot work and tender vivacity. The Hindu describes her dancing as, “like lightning”. Bhavana Reddy is this year’s artist in residence. In addition to a classic Kuchipudi item, she will work on a new contemporary piece in Korzo that will premiere during the festival. In the run-up to the premiere of her new piece Satva, Korzo follows the creative process of Bhavana Reddy. You can check out the first impressions below.


One’s faith is personal, one's beliefs are intrinsic.  Some of us are driven by energy, some give it a name and some a shape. 

India is a country where several beliefs and faiths co-exist. Ishwareeyam is a storytelling exposition into the forces that drive Hindus  and the faith they place in different gods. For the Vaishnavites, God is Vishnu, for Shaivites he is Shiva, for Shakteyaas, she is Shakti. God is whoever one perceives him or her to be.

Concept and Direction : Bhavana Reddy

Choreography credits : Raja Radha Reddy and Bhavana Reddy

Music credits: Raja Radha Reddy and Sudha Raghuraman

Nattuvangam : Raja Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy

Vocals: Sudha Raghuraman

Mridangam M.V. Chandrashekhar

Flute : G Raghuraman

Veena : Shyamala Bhaskar

Violin : V.S.K. Anna Dorai



The trembling of a leaf on a tree ,the wind that strokes the water surface; nature knows no hierarchy in events. It is nature that makes us experience over and over that we are a part of it and that we cannot exploit nature. What makes us who we are? And how do we learn during our lives to see ourselves? Are we in the end not more than a leaf on the tree? 

This India Dance Festival residence was made possible with support by the Kylián Foundation.

Korzo Zaal

Event in the past.

India Dance Festival: Bhavana Reddy


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