Vanaja exhausted after dancing a Tillana
Vanaja dances a Kuchipudi Tillana. Kuchipudi is an ancient and classical dance form that has originated within the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. A Tillana is a dance item that emphasizes rhythm and which is generally performed towards the end of a concert. In the background, musicians accompany her - the style of music is called Carnatic music - and it is particular to South India.