I have Initiated the young into the art form, dance has been, not a hobby or a pastime, or even a career, but just the reason to be; a way to touch eternity. Trained by generous teachers, who said "Culture is neither performance nor entertainment but life and art is an expression of life".
I perform as a soloist in two very renowned classical dance styles, and am often told that I dance with an inner joy. I believe, that dance cannot be mere geometry of the body or number crunching of rhythms. It has to touch an inner core, in me the dancer and you the viewer. Grammar is only a stepping stone to poetry and spirit.
My language called dance, thus paints before you a canvas of life and beyond… of our fallible self groping in the darkness for that light … of eternity…
My group choreographies have been acclaimed as lyrical, sublime, graphic beauty in motion, distinctive choreography, thought provoking, daring etc.
Through my solo and group works, and dance theatre productions, I have explored areas both traditional and contemporary.
Dr. Himabindu Narendra has been awarded Ph.D in Kuchipudi dance. She has completed Post Graduation in Kuchipudi Dance - M.P.A. from Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad. She has also trained in Yakshaganam from Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad.
Apart from that she had also done Post Graduation in Commerce - M.Com (Finance) from Nagarjuna University.
She had been blessed to learn Kuchipudi dance form under the guidance of renowned Gurus - Padmasri Vempati China Satyam, Parvataneni Vardhini, Bhagavatula Sethuram, Dr. Punjala Alekhya, Dr. Vanja udaya, Dr. Sudhakar, Dr. Ratnasri, Yeleswarapu Venkatestwara Sarma, Padmasri Sobha Naidu, Pasumarthi Sehababu garu.
Dr. Himabindu Narendra has performed more than 200 stage performances as a renowned Kuchipudi Artist till now which include: Programs in Hampi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Anantha Padmanabha swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Shirdi Sai devastnam and Srisailam Bhramarambha Mallikharjuna Swami Devasthanam. And she has also choreographed for short films, Serials in TTD Bhakthi Channel, Sita Kalyanam Nrutya Natika and composed for Advertisements, etc.
As a Guru she has trained Kuchipudi dance form to students through Sri Malleswari Kuchipudi Arts Academy. And she has trained students in countries like USA, Australia, Singapore and UAE through online classes.
Sri Malleswari Kuchipudi Arts Academy is a renowned center for learning where students are taught Kuchipudi dance, music, providing a holistic training in the performing arts.
Philosophy – To Dance is to BE, To dance is to be Happy
Vision – To spread the joy of dance and arts, so that they become the sheet anchor of a beautiful life
Mission – To be the most comprehensive and holistic performing and visual arts arts institute that creates outstanding artistes and nourishes and nurtures extraordinary human beings.
The institution is particularly known for exacting standards, and students here, learn to balance the traditional with the modern with ease and maturity. Students trained at Sri Malleswari Kuchipudi Arts Academy not only learn Kuchipudi dance and music, but by constant exposure to holistic learning processes, and continuous engagement with the arts, have grown to be well rounded and responsible citizens, besides making a mark for themselves as artists.
Main Awards and Achievements:
Natya Mayuri India 2nd prize
Natya Kinnera, Natya Visarada
Award in Yakshaganam