Divya, a 12-year-old Telugu NRI girl from Floria, USA, will be performing a solo Bharatanatyam recital in the city on August 11, at 5 pm at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Nizamia Observatory Campus, Punjagutta, in support of Pratyusha Support Foundation.
Samantha Akkineni, actor and founder, Pratyusha Support Foundation, and Padmasri Dr Manjula Anagani, gynaecologist, among others, will grace the event.
Disciple of Shaila Sateesh, Sarasota, Florida, USA, Divya is a class 8 student. She is the daughter of Dr Swaroop Muppavarapu, anaestheologist, and Rajakumari Muppavarapu. Divya is using her art to reach out to humanity. She is passionate about dance and people, especially children.
Divya considers dance to be an outlet to express herself and a way of communicating her culture to others. She took to Bharatanatyam two years ago and since then, never looked back and has given many performances.
Her most-memorable performance was Tales of a lovable Thief, stories of Krishna, performed at Sarasota Opera House. The show proceeds went towards the benefit of underprivileged youth in her hometown of Sarasota, for the purpose of teaching them arts.
Divya travelled to Haiti to help an orphanage in June this year. Haiti is considered to be the poorest country in the world. Eighty percent of its residents live in poverty. She is continuing her efforts to support them through www.lovethehungry.org.
Divya and her family spread love to the home country in every possible way and support educational needs of Repalle Children’s Home on a regular basis.