Manipuri Dance by Darshana Jhaveri & Assisted by Jayashree Rajagopalan
Comparative between Natyasashtra and North eastern dance traditions
Lecture Demonstration (60 mins)
Darshana Jhaveri, a classical Manipuri dancer, research scholar and teacher is one of the four internationally renowned Jhaveri sisters, whose name has become synonymous with Manipuri dance. She has dedicated her life to preserve, perpetuate and propagate the classicism of Manipuri dance under the able guidance of Bipin Singh, who has nurtured her talent as a technically versatile dancer, having specialised in both tandav and lasya elements of Manipuri dance and music. She has performed with her sisters all over India and abroad since 1958. She has collaborated with her guru, Bipin Singh, and visited Manipur several times to meet various gurus, learn and collect recorded music and correlate the oral tradition with Vaishnavite and Indian texts on dance and music. The creative contribution of the Jhaveri sisters and Bipin Singh has been to bring the traditional and classical dances of Manipur from the temples to the theatre without polluting its original form and spirit. She is actively associated with Manipuri Nartanalaya at Mumbai, Kolkata and Manipur. She has received many honours and awards, including the National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri.
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