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  • Date Time
    19 January 2022 | 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Duration
    60 Minutes

Event Details


An online dance outreach program for children aimed at building exposure towards the different dance forms through specially curated sessions covering various topics related to Indian folk and classical dance.

Online Mohiniattam Lecture Demonstration by Saji Menon & Krishna Niddodi
School – Abasaheb Atre Day School & Junior College

Telecast live on NCPA YouTube Page

Session is supported by Godrej Agrovet

Saji Menon: –
Saji Menon is senior disciple of renowned and topmost Mohini Attam Exponent and pioneering dance educationist Padmabhushan Dr SMT Kanak Rele, the founder-director of the Nalanda Dance Research Centre.

Saji holds “master of performing arts” degree with firstclass distinction from her alma mater in the year 2003, affiliated to the Mumbai University.

Saji was honoured with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the years 2013 & 2014 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.

She is an empaneled artist for ministry of culture and an “a” graded artist by Doordarshan.

Saji has widely performed in India and abroad and has won innumerable recognitions & applauds for her performances.


Krishna Niddodi: –
Krishna is a disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele and has completed her education from Nalanada Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya with a Degree and Master in Performing Arts. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Dance.

From being an integral part of Nalanda Dance Group to an individual artist, she has performed widely in Indian and abroad, spreading the art form of Mohini Attam. She has also won many awards like Nritya Nipuna, Singar Mani, Nritya Mani to name a few. She was also awarded Scholarship by Cultural Dept. of Govt. of India in Mohini Attam and is also a B grade artist awarded by Doordashan. She has also served an as Research Assistant to Padmabhushan Dr. (Smt.) Kanak Rele at Nalanda Dance Research Centre.

Currently she is working an as HR in an MNC company and is pursuing MBA from NMIMS.

Please note: The video will be available for a week post the live lecture/demonstration.


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