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As Artistic Director of Arangham Dance Theatre conducts research and documentation of a tenth century dance tradition – Arayer Sevai and an ancient thirteenth century ritual theatre tradition – Kaisiki Natakam.
Anuradha Vikranth belongs to a new generation of dance artistes who has been trained in Bharatanatyam by Guru Smt. Nirupama Rajendra and Guru Smt. Narmada of Bangalore.
Anu’s performances have always enthralled art lovers, connoisseurs of dance & critics from all over India & abroad. Her performances showcase both the traditional Indian classical dance idiom and the evolving contemporary Indian dance form.
Has performed in several Cultural Centres in India and abroad at Rossela Fanelli Kathak Centre, Argilla Teatri, Amo Roma, Nuovi Equillbri, Viterbo, ISIAO, Scuola di Dauza Citta de Viterbo, Commume di Viterbo, I.A.L.S in Rome, Italy.
Her solo performances include at Bharat Kalachar, The Music Academy, Kartik Fine Arts, Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Trust and Kalapradarshini Sabhas. She has participated in Ramayana, Shakthi Prabhavam, Krishnam Vande Jagat Gurum, Ekameva Na Dvayam, Vande Guhem, Umasuthem, Shankara Loka Shankara and Silappadhikaram among other prestigious dance dramas.
A ‘B-Grade’ Bharatanatyam dance artiste of Chennai Doordarshan Kendra, Aruna has featured on Doordarshan and Sun TV.
An established artiste and on the panel of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Arunima has given Kuchipudi dance performances and performed in ballets.
She has choreographed and given lecture demonstrations.
Known to be a thinking artiste, Banashree has been performing in all major national and international festivals since last 30 years, alongwith her husband – partner known as one of the most celebrated couple of classical dance in India and abroad.
Bharati is a disciple of late Sri Vedantam Prahlada Sarma. She has participated in many dance festivals in India and aboard. She has also acted in a movie "Sirimuvvala Simhanadam" which was directed by Sri K.Viswanath.
Today Mudra is one among the rare and govt. Registered institution of India which teaches and performs four classical dances like Bharatanatyam (Pandanallur style) , Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam and Kathakali , in its purest form under one Institutional roof. Thus, Mudra has created a place in the hierarchy of the classical Indian dance institutions community in India.
Mudra has a well trained, experienced and professional artists under the name of Mudra Institution for performing Arts. With Guru's Smt. Aparna kiran and Shri. Ananth Menon as the leading senior performers of the performing wing of Mudra. Mudra a senior performing wing with well trained students performing all the four classical dance forms.
Obtaining teachers training from Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai (1985). Bhavani gave her TV solo program (1981) and performed ballets in 1987, 1989, 1992. She is Director, Sri Sai Ram Nritya Academy, Vijayawada.
Mita graduated in Rabindrasangeet with Honors from Rabindra Bharati University (founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore). She received the prestigious "Sangeet Prabhakar" and "Sangeet Bibhakar" degrees from India.
Mita,is one of the most celebrated Rabindrasangeet singers of North America and Kolkata. She has performed at Rabindrasadan, Sisir Mancha, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Uttom Mancho (all in India); Madison Square Garden (NY), Amador Theatre (California, USA) , Regal Constellation (Toronto, Canada), Los Angeles Convention Centre (USA) and many other places.
She has been featured on many TV channels in India (Doordarshan DD7, Tara Bangla, ETV Bangla, MonTV), All India Radio (FM 107MHz), Radio Snap, Rainbow Radio, Atlanta Radio Network WRFG and Portland Radio Networks (KBOO-FM 90.7 and KKEY-AM1150). Mita helps charitable organizations regularly. Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation in India and Street Children International in USA are a notable few!
I am a kathak dancer/performer and instructor. I have learnt the Benaras and Lucknow styles of kathak from my Guru Smt. Jamuna Mitcham and my school is under her umbrella school - Shraddhanjali Indian Arts Academy.
For full details, please see my website: www.NrityaKalArt.com
Honoured as Pandita, Uma Dogra is the senior most Ganda Bandh Shagird of Late Guru Pt. Durga Lalji of the Jaipur Gharana. One of the leading exponents of Kathak , Uma Dogra has been enthralling the audiences all over India and abroad for more than Thirty five years now.
For her great contribution as a Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer, Uma has been honoured with the “Maharashtra State Award” by the Govt of Maharashtra (in 2009). As the Founder and Managing Trustee of Samved Society for Performing Arts, Uma has been promoting the Art and Artists for the last 20 years by organising the “Pt. Durgalal Festival ” and the “Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance” in Mumbai and various different cities of India. She is also an enlisted artist on the panel of ICCR.
Alarmél Valli is a leading Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer acclaimed internationally for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into a subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry. Having studied with great masters, Pandanallur Sri Chokkalingam Pillai
and his son Sri Subbaraya Pillai, Valli has evolved a distinctive dance style which has been described as : "uncompromisingly classical, but, at the same time, an undeniable language of self-expression." (Her dance) is both a stylised idiom and an idiolect, blurring the boundaries between tradition and the individual talent, inheritance and invention. It is obvious to even the lay viewer that her dance is not merely a received grammar. It is a reinvented one. ”
Amongst numerous awards received by Alarmél Valli, are the Padma Sri and the Padma Bhushan, conferred by the President of India, the Chevalier of Arts and Letters award from the French Government and the award of The Sangeet Natak Akademy - the apex body for Indian Music, Dance and Drama.
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