After spending 20 years in Madras, teaching Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattom to a small group of students, in 1984, Guru Smt. V. Mydhili established her own institution, “Midhilalaya Dance Academy” to promote Indian classical dance art form. Smt. Mydhili has not merely learnt the art in all its aspects from her Gurus but also brought to her study, an attitude of a scholar and a dancer. One found in her a fine synthesis of a dancer and a teacher. Over these years, she has evolved herself as a master choreographer and a highly respected teacher. She has trained as many as 3000 students in Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom and Kuchipudi. Guru Mydhili has also trained many disciples from abroad including students from the Middle East and USA who arrive every year to attend classes during their vacations. She has also set very high standards of training and refined presentation in Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom and Kuchipudi. She is a strong custodian of a noble tradition. She has received several awards including the “Kaisiki Puraskar” from the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy for her services in the field of art, during the year 2002
Smt. Vellappatta Mydhili is an exponent in Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom and Kuchippudi dance schools of the Indian classical dance. She was born in Palakkad District of Kerala. Smt. Mydhili started her initial training in Bharathanatyam by Shri. Tanjavur A.R.R. Bhaskar, at the tender age of 7 with its repertoire from Alarippu to Thillana.Read more
Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form from Kerala, India. Believed to have originated in 16th century. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is considered a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed as solo recitals by women.
Bharathanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu. It was described in the treatise Natya Shastra by Bharata around the beginning of the common era. Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, expression and sculpturesque poses. Lord Shiva in his Nataraja form is considered the God of this dance.
Kuchipudi is a Classical Indian dance from Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also popular all over South India. Kuchipudi is the name of a village in the Divi Taluka of Krishna district that borders the Bay of Bengal. According to legend, an orphan named Siddhendra Yogi is considered to be the founder of the Kuchipudi dance-drama tradition
Guru Smt. V. Mydhili established her own institution, “Midhilalaya Dance Academy” to promote Indian classical dance art form. Smt. Mydhili has not merely learnt the art in all its aspects from her Gurus but also brought to her study, an attitude of a scholar and a dancer
Bharathanatyam Performance by Vidhun Kumar
Midhilalaya Dance Academy invites you to grace with your presence the occasion of Bharathanatyam performed by Meera Mohan
Bharathanatyam Perfomed by Lekshmi Reghunath a Keralite Dancer from Moscow, Russia- at Barat Bhavan Thirumuttam