The Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, has selected the following candidates for the Award of Senior and Junior Fellowships for 2012-13 for dance and dance music.
Senior Fellowships: Narthaki Nataraj & Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy (Bharatanatyam), Swati Ajay Mehta, Reema Goyal & Manjiri Makarand Karulkar (Kathak), Devulapalli Uma & Guda Sumitra (Kuchipudi), Kalamandalam Kavitha (Mohiniattam), Guru Ramhari Das, Shyamhari Chakra, Aruna Mohanty, Niranjan Patra & Braja Kishore Mallik (Odissi), P.N. Padmanabha Pillai, Kalamandalam Soman & P.K Rajumohan (Kathakali), Biranchi Mohanta (Chhau), Loknath Saha (Gaudia Nritya), Kusha Mahanta (Sattriya), Dharmendra Kumar Mishra, Naresh Rani, Dr. K Suvarchala Devi (others).
Junior Fellowships: R Vijay Madhavan, Bijal Vipul Haria & Bhramari Shivaprakash (Bharatanatyam), Santosh Kumar, Shailja Bisht, Astha Godbole Karlekar & Manisha Gulyani (Kathak), Sampreeti Malladi (Kuchipudi), Nikhila.G.M (Mohiniattam), Rahul Acharya, Bandita Ghosal, Rama Chandra Behera & Priti Ranjan Swain (Odissi), Namaram Rajeshwor Singh & Leiphrakpam Rasheshwari Devi (Manipuri), Aheibam Rishikesh Singh (Thang-Ta), Haripriya P.S (Kathakali), Foren Narayan Dhada & Rajatendu Rath (Chhau), Sudeshna Majumder (Gaudia Nritya), Bhabananda Hazarika (Sattriya), Pujita Krishna Jyoti, Iliya Mukherjee & Raja Anand (others).



 
VOYAGES OF BODY AND SOUL: SELECTED FEMALE ICONS OF INDIA AND BEYOND includes scholarly essays and performance/choreographic notes from a diverse range of contributors on the themes of ‘Mad and Divine: India’s Female Saint-Poets’ and ‘Epic Women of India and Beyond.’ ...Read more


MAYA RAO: A LIFETIME IN CHOREOGRAPHY
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Anita says.....

In what was perhaps the most horrific month of heat, when air conditioners broke down in protest and nothing seemed to make us good tempered, I busied myself rearranging my books, repairing dance costumes, archiving photographs, clearing up my e-mail list, re-recording favourite productions, being a yoga regular, reading poetry and some old classics while renovations were going on around me. Lots of sweat and dust worthy activity but no dancing. And I enjoyed the rest.

June was the month that marked the 50th anniversary of my arangetram. Yes it was a sweaty summer evening, half a century ago,  at my uncle’s wedding reception, at the now demolished Abbotsbury, that a wide eyed 9 year old danced for 2 ½  hours! And my grandfather warned my parents to stop my dance training since I would be UNFIT FOR MARRIAGE! Those were the days!

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Parshwanath Mandir, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
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Birthday wishes
Mayadhar Raut (Odissi guru): July 6
Narthaki Nataraj (BN): July 6
Kalamandalam Venkitt (Kathakali): July 7
OS Arun (vocalist): July 12
Astad Deboo (Modern): July 13
Yog Sunder (Kathakali / Manipuri guru): July 16 (93 years)
Rama Vaidyanathan (BN): July 17
D Keshava (BN): July 18
Sharon Lowen (Odissi): July 23
Sunayana Hazarilal (Kathak): July 28
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