Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...Until I heard her voice, I'd barely noticed her sitting among the musicians at stage right. I was too intent watching her mother, Anuradha Naimpally, the glimmering yet human figure at center stage, her energy radiating from her slender limbs to infinite but exact points in space..."
"...And they give their time as well as money, on the Blanton's National Leadership Board (Mickey and Jeanne), the Contemporary Austin board (Mickey), and the board of San Antonio's Artpace (Jeanne), as well as various boards at their alma mater, UT Austin, and the UT Elementary School, where Mickey volunteers in the classrooms. The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Austin named them Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year in 2013, but the truth is, they're outstanding philanthropists every year. [image-4-right] Anuradha Naimpally..."
"...Coffee, which is originally from Ethiopia, is the background at Thunderbird on Manor where we met with Leng Wong of Lucky Chaos Theatre to find out more about this Living on the Hyphen show that she and Anuradha Naimpally are staging at the Long Center...."
"...War, spirituality, desperation, passion, culture: All are forces driving a new collaborative dance work by a formidable trio of local dancer-choreographers: Anuradha Naimpally, Toni Bravo, and Sharon Marroquín. Women: Voices and Whispers, produced by Austin Dance India, will explore facets of women's realities through the essences of three powerful female figures in history, as captured by three distinct choreographic voices..."
"...When Anuradha Naimpally moved to Austin in 1989 and began to introduce herself as a performer of Indian classical dance, the response she'd get would invariably be: "Oh, do you know Gina Lalli?" It's the very same question that Vinitha Subramanian, another Indian classical dancer and founder of Natyalaya School of Dance, had heard when she moved to Central Texas eight years earlier. "Do you know Gina Lalli?" The query – a reference to the woman who introduced Indian classical dance to the city in the Seventies – proceeded from the not unnatural assumption that there couldn't be that many Indian classical dancers in the Texas capital, so they must all know one another, right?..."
"...When depicting the ocean stirred by gods and demons, Anuradha Naimpally's arms radiated outward and rippled as if sourced from the ocean currents themselves, churning deep..."
"...Toni Bravo is herself a fusion of different cultures, so why shouldn't the dances she creates be the same? "I am part Italian, French, Spanish, and Mexican-Indian," says the choreographer who directs Kinesis Dance Theatre Projects, "which gives me four ways to view the world. I have gone to India -- that is why I've been working with the Bharata Natyam dancer Anuradha Naimpally -- and in doing so, I have been able to get to the roots of the movement that better expresses why or how I feel the Latin world has developed..."
"...Imagine, suggested Anuradha Naimpally at the start of the concert, 18th century Thanjavur, the arts-rich district in southern India, where Naimpally's guru's grandmother was a devadasi, a temple dancer. To aid us in this exercise, she presented a music ensemble from Chennai, India..."
"...With the establishment of the Big Range Austin dance festival in 2008, Spank Dance Company Artistic Director Ellen Bartel provided a forum in which a host of local choreographers can get together, showcase their work, collaborate, and challenge themselves. In just the 2010 edition, starting June 25 and continuing through the Fourth of July, you can sample work by more than 15 area dancemakers, and that includes accomplished, established artists such as Andrea Ariel, Toni Bravo, Brenna Kuhn, and Anuradha Naimpally alongside such up-and-comers on the scene as Leah Smiley Tubbs (Ballet Afrique), Ann Berman (Forklift Danceworks), Lisa Del Rosario (Sheep Army), and Mary Chase (Dance Repertory Theatre)..."
"...Anuradha Naimpally Bollywood, upper plaza, One Congress Plaza, 111 Congress. Costumed dancers demonstrate moves from popular Hindi films accompanied by lively Bollywood film scores..."
"...What’s new: Dancing (possibly in another duet with Dunlap) in Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s True Story, Dec. 3-5, at Salvage Vanguard Theater. Anuradha Naimpally..."
"...Works by Theis will be on display July 23-Sept. 5 at D Berman Gallery, 1701 Guadalupe. Anuradha Naimpally..."
"...The critics will present the awards in their usual fashion – with drinks in hand – in an informal ceremony on Monday, June 4, 7pm, at Cap City Comedy Club, 8120 Research #100. The event will also include the induction of four local artists into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Norman Blumensaadt (theatre), Kathy Dunn Hamrick (dance), Jeanne and Michael Klein (patronage), and Anuradha Naimpally (dance)...."
"...Site-specific aerial dance by Sally Jacques with dancers and Central Texas Mountaineers in ball gowns and tuxedos ascending and descending the building. 9-9:20pm. 9:30pmAnuradha Naimpally Bollywood, First Street Bridge..."
"...The project attracted more than 360 proposals from artists, of which the final 80 includes such Austin arts luminaries as Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks, Creative Opportunity Orchestra, film artist Luke Savisky, Tapestry Dance Company, Austin Poetry Slam, Sally Jacques' Blue Lapis Light dance company, Vortex Repertory Company, and Indian classical dancer Anuradha Naimpally. Representatives of several groups were on hand at the kick-off party, giving attendees a small taste of what's to come on Dec..."
"...As might well be expected, the individuality of each tradition is engaging; whether it's the Reyes family's communal filling of tamales during their Christmas tamalada or Anuradha Naimpally sautéeing red chiles and garlic in her "seasoning pot" for the evening meal, the customs and preparations have an appealing exoticism for those of us to whom they may be unfamiliar. And Gant is careful to tell the story of each family, to detail who these individuals are and where they come from and how they relate to each other, so as to draw us into what may be foreign traditions..."
"...While not specific to any single culture, the sleek silk outfits by designer Buffy Manners – each in a different jewel or earth tone, with sleeveless tunics for the women and vests for the men – placed these performers half a world away from Austin. And the presence of Indian classical dancer Anuradha Naimpally onstage with them and world-music ensemble Atash playing live behind them reinforced our sense of being in some distant land...."
"...They're all working to piece together seven sketches and sections – developed months ago by Gray and Lawson as well as dancers Brenna Kuhn, Katelyn Harris, and Jason Janas – to form a cohesive production. Within the next several days, they will have to incorporate a live band – the world-fusion group Atash – and guest Anuradha Naimpally, a classical Indian dancer who will keep the narrative moving and infuse the piece with an Eastern vibe...."
"...The multiethnic, multiform company was invited to that city for its Harbourfront Festival this year, and it plans to show Toronto its stuff, with an interactive lecture-demonstration on the creation of its recent work Project VrukshA at the National Ballet of Canada Studios on Thursday, a gala preview of their program at the Yoga Sanctuary on Friday, and a performance on the Harbourfront Mainstage on Queen's Quay Saturday. In addition to choreography from Project VrukshA, company members Kermit Allen, Toni Bravo, Tony Cusimano, Bao Khang Luu, Anuradha Naimpally, and MeriJayd O'Connor will perform Swayed, a piece choreographed for DSDT by Ballet Austin's Gina Patterson, and new works created for the event by Bravo and Naimpally...."
"...In the last two years, One World has made good on that promise. In January, it produced a concert focusing on music and dance of India, and tabla player Oliver Rajamani, violinists Mitali and Mondira Chakrovarti, sitarist Amie Dutta, and Indian classical dancer Anuradha Naimpally performed alongside jazz flautist and saxophonist John Mills, modern dancer Sylvio Cole, Iluminada, and Stearns..."