Ashish Mohan Khokar’s
Attendance annual awards
Alliance Francaise, 6pm
December 14, 2016 Bangalore
November 23, 2016
Attendance is India's only yearbook on dance, now in its 18th year. For past 5 years 5 awards are given as industry benchmarks for those:
1. who have 20 years of work behind and have potential for 20 more (so are midlife)
2. are serious, academic and consistent in artistic output
3. will enhance our society, artistically.
The awards are ALTERNATIVE AWARDS IN DANCE. These carry no customary cheque or shining shawls. Instead, the awardee is helped reach out NATIONALLY (3 shows in parts of India they have never been to) and in one case INTERNATIONALLY (internship with a dance co. abroad).
75% of awards are for Bangaloreans, rest for south India. The idea is to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The awards are named after iconic names in dance, some totally forgotten.
ANNUAL AWARDS 2016
RAM GOPAL BEST MALE SOLOIST AWARD
Suresh Kaliyath (Ottan Thullal)
NATARAJA SHAKUNTALA DANCE COUPLE AWARD
Tushar & Pooja Bhatt (Kathak)
MOHAN KHOKAR DOCUMENTING DANCE AWARD
‘Sruti’ S. Janaki (Arts writing)
RUKMINIDEVI SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal (Art History)
MAYA RAO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Usha Venkateswaran (Choreography)
There will be a short performance of Ottan Thullal followed by Kathak, films on all awardees and then the function. As per practice, previous awardee hands over the award, continuing the chain of camaraderie, team work and growth.
Date: Wednesday, 14th December 2016
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Vasanthanagar, Bangalore
Time: 6pm onwards
Attendance and awards are part of Khokar Dance Foundation supported by and in cultural partnership with Alliance Francaise de Bangalore & Bangalore School of Music & Fine Arts.