Badari Divya Bhushan, Bhushans' Academy of Performing Arts & Visual Presentation, Mysore, receives NATYA KALAI CHOODAR award from Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam, on 10th of August at KKG auditorium, Pollachi during its 33rd annual dance festival.




Utsav-Ranjana's Odissi Dance Academy presents UTSAV SAMMAN Award to Nandini Ramani (Bharatanatyam), Bharati Shivaji (Mohiniattam), Alka Raghuvanshi (art curator) and Prafulla Mangaraj (Odissi mardal) on August 16, 2018 at Stein Auditorium, New Delhi.



Aatmalaya Academy of Art and Culture Trust presents the following awards on August 15, 2018 at Bangalore.
CHAKYAR KOOTHU SRI RAJAN MEMORIAL AWARD to Pallassana Chandran Marar, Kerala
JUSTICE JAGANNATH SHETTY AND SMT SHANTHA MEMORIAL AWARD to Pasumarthi Ratthayya Sarma, Andhra Pradesh
SMT PADMAVATHAMMA MEMORIAL AWARD to Tulasamma in lieu of Dasi Venkatalaxmama, Karnataka
GURU T.K.MAHALINGAM PILLAI AWARD to Guru Sudha Doraiswamy Chandrashekar, Michigan




Odissi Guru Mayadhar Raut will receive the GURUSHREE SAMMAN-2018 from Pragnya Nrutyayan on August 27, 2018 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.  Guru Mayadhar Raut is one of the pioneering spirits who codified, redefined and restructured Odissi dance to bring it to the level of a classical dance form in the 1950s.




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.




 Dr. Sonal Mansingh is nominated Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament by the President. 




Uma Sriram, senior disciple of Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam, passed away on July 11, 2018. She was 71.




Dr.Sunil Kothari received the RASESWAR SAIKIA AWARD for his contribution to Sattriya Dance from the Governor of Assam, Prof Jagdish Mukhi, at Shankarananda Kalakshetra, Guwahati, on July 8, 2018.



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
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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The YAGNARAMAN LIVING LEGEND AWARD was given by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha to Astad Deboo on July 1, 2018 at Chennai. “I am both humbled and honoured by the award given to me by an Indian classical dance foundation. More than me, its a great recognition for Contemporary Dance,” says Astad Deboo who has been in this profession for 50 years now.



At the annual Bhaskareeyam Festival conducted by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy, Maalika Girish Panicker received NATYA KALA NIPUNA AWARD on June 28, TV Sajith received SANGITHA KALA NIPUNA AWARD on June 29, Shanta Ratii received NATYA KALA NIPUNA AWARD on June 30 and Rajandran Sallagri received NATYA KALA UPASANA AWARD on July 1, 2018, at Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore.


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