Ashish Mohan Khokar’s Attendance presents
Attendance annual awards
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
Dec 9, 2017, 6.30pm

November 26, 2017

Attendance is India's only yearbook on dance, now in its 20th year of publication (www.attendance-india.com). Generally, awards in the arts - especially in dance field - come too late in life, when body has least energy to be more productive. Attendance awards are basically for 40-60 years old. With 20 years of work behind and a potential for 20 years more, ahead. The jury is secret.

The last event of popular DISCourse in 2017 is the celebration of dance through attendance annual awards. In its 7th year now, these awards are special because they provide internships for able awardees to work and interact with dance companies abroad. The attendance awards are unique that youngsters (under 50) go on internships abroad (TTB-Italy, Mandappa-France, WCR-Sweden,Germany, USA) and seniors are documented on film for posterity/archives.

The award event will be preceded by performance - Gururaj (disciple of Vyjayanthi Kashi) and Namrata Mehta (Disciple of Daksha Mashruwala) and seniors through short films.

In last 7 years, attendance annual edited by Ashish Mohan Khokar, has instituted 5 major awards:


THE RAM GOPAL AWARD FOR BEST MALE SOLOIST: N Gururaj (Kuchipudi)
(given in past to Ramli Ibrahim, Rahul Acharya, Aniruddha Knight, Sanjay Shantaram, Satyanarayana Raju)


THE MOHAN KHOKAR AWARD FOR OVERALL EXCELLENCE / DANCE WRITING: Nandini Ramani (dance writing)
(given in past to Navtej Johar, Anita Ratnam, Avanthi Meduri, Madhu Nataraj, Praveen Kumar)


THE UDAY SHANKAR AWARD FOR CHOREOGRAPHY: Daksha Mashruwala (Odissi)
(given in past to Attakkalari Jayachandran, Upadhya sisters, Syed Sallaudin Pasha, Usha Venkateswaran, Murali Mohan Kalva)


THE RUKMINI DEVI SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION AWARD: Dr. Vasundhara Doraswamy (Bharatanatyam)
(given in past to gurus Radha Shridhar, MR Krishnamurthy, Lalitha Srinivasan)


THE MAYA RAO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam (dance & academics)
(given in past to Vimala Rangachar, Gurus Jayalakshmi Alva, Radha Shridhar)

Date: Dec 9, 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Vasanth Nagar

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