Saturday, 5 October 2019

Raja Reddy

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Raja Reddy and Radha Reddy are a well known Kuchipudi dancing couple, gurus and choreographers. They are the only family completely dedicated to dance- Raja, his two wives and two daughters. 

An ace choreographer, Raja Reddy has many works  to his credit. 'Shiva's Dance', 'Mahanatam' (which has travelled to three continents), 'Shiva Leelas', 'Raasa Shabdam', and 'Kuru Yadunandana Ashtapadi' are examples.

The Reddys were among 22 star dancers from across the world (and the only Indian classical dancers) invited to perform at The All-star Ballet Gala Festival. Raja and Radha Reddy inaugurated the “Play House Theatre” in Durban (South Africa), when it was opened to the general public post-apartheid.  They performed on the river Mississippi for the US President Ford and a galaxy of notable personalities . They have been conferred India's highest civilian awards Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, as well as the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Nritya Choodamani Awards.

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