The Canadian chapter of GURU MAYA RAO AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE in Kathak, research and choreography went to diaspora pioneer Rina Singh on October 2, 2018.
The KALA SAMPADA AWARDS will be given by Kala Sampada to Shobha Koser (Kathak dancer & Registrar, Pracheen Kala Kendra), Manjari Sinha (musicologist & critic), and HS Venugopal (flautist & director, Gurukulam School of Music, Bangalore) on October 13, 2018 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore.
On October 5, 2018 Kala Pradarshini conferred the KALA PRADARSHINI GHANTASALA PURASKAR on Gurus CV Chandrasekhar, The Dhananjayans, Dr.Vyjayanthimala Bali, Leela Samson, Sobha Naidu and Saroja Vaidyanathan, at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai.
On October 4, 2018 at the 12th Nartaka Festival held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, Bharatanatyam dancer Vaibhav Arekar received the NARTAKA AWARD.
The Music Academy Madras will honor Bharatanatyam Guru Shanta Dhananjayan with the NRITYA KALANIDHI AWARD for dance on January 3, 2019 at the inauguration of the dance festival. Guru VP Dhananjayan received the equivalent award 'Sangeeta Kala Acharya' from the Academy on 4th January 2005.
The SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARD for 2017
Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi), Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Shobha Koser (Kathak), Madambi Subramaniam (Kathakali), LN Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi (Manipuri), Deepika Reddy (Kuchipudi), Ramkrishna Talukdar (Sattriya), Janmejoy Saibabu (Chhau), Ashit Desai (music for dance), Sandhya Purecha (Overall Contribution), Tadepalli Satyanarayana Sarma (Other Major Traditions of Theatre - Yakshagana)
The honour of Akademi Award carries Rs one lakh purse money, besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram.
USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN YUVA PURASKAR for 2017 were given away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Sept 14, 2018
Parshwanath Upadhye (Bharatanatyam), Vidha Lal (Kathak), C.M. Unnikrishnan (Kathakali), Adhikarimayum Radhamanbi Devi (Manipuri), Bhavana Reddy (Kuchipudi), Janhabi Behera (Odissi), Sudesh Adhana (Contemporary Dance), Sai Shravanam (Music for Dance)
Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar carries a purse money of Rs. 25,000.
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