Actively encouraged by her husband Shallu has been pursuing her education in Kuchipudi, a classical dance from Andhra Pradesh. Disciple of the great dancing couple, Padma Bhushan Raja Reddy and Padma Bhushan Radha Reddy she feels the power of symbolism can be a very powerful medium to convey ideas that would otherwise require an academic discourse. The passion of dance also allows for a lot of introspection and serenity besides developing a proper work culture for the mind and body. She keeps up with her rigorous practice of Kuchipudi with concerts held all over India and abroad.
Blending Grace, Rhythm and Abhinayam
With inspiration to dance and dedication to practice from her early days, Shallu Jindal was initiated into the tradition of Kuchipudi by her Gurus Raja Radha Reddy. A meeting with them at the lotus feet of Lord Venkateshwara in Tirupati led her to study, practice and perform the dance form. Today she is an accomplished, elegant danseuse, who has performed both in India and internationally. Shallu says, "Lord Venkateshwara showed me a divine light in my gurus to pursue my love for dance."
The captivating elegance of the dance form of Kuchipudi brings its foremost exponents Raja and Radha Reddy to mind. The position that Kuchipudi occupies in Indian classical dance tradition today is a tribute to the insight and effort of this duo whose performance over the years have held audiences spell-bound not only in India but all over the world. They bring to this age old dance form perfection of technique, grace, style and individual mastery.