Ileana Citaristi has received a National Film Award for choreography in Aparna Sen's film “YUGANT”.
Anila Sunder happens to be the only Kathak dancer from the Sindhi community. She has choreographed many dance ballets based on Sindhi culture like “Sindhu” which depicts the culture of the lost civilization of Mohenjo-Daro and “Sindh Munhinjee Amaa' which is based on the trials and tribulations of Sindhis from the pre-partition to post-partition days.
Puspa Bhuyan of Puspanjali Cultural Academy in Guwahati has produced an hour long documentary on Sattriya dance in 1996 that was telecast twice on the national network.
Odissi Guru Deba Prasad Das whose style was a true blend of many Orissan performing arts traditions had studied Pala, Daskathia, Chhau and Ravana Naach.
California Contemporary Dancers is an all women¹s modern dance company founded by Yasmen Sorab Mehta in 1990.
Arunima Kumar, one of the senior most disciples of Kuchipudi guru Jaya Rama Rao and Vanasree Rao is also a keen pistol shooter and has won medals in the National level meets.
The paintings on the western wall of the great temple at Thanjavur show graceful slim dancers in breathtaking finery.
The great Tamil epic, Ilango Adigal's 'Silappadikaram' gives an exquisite description of the jewellery worn by dancer Madhavi to adorn herself. It testifies to the sophistication and range of craftsmanship of the Tamils of the Sangam age.
Dr. U V Swaminatha Iyer has published 91 books on different branches of literature. During his lifetime, he has collected 3067 paper manuscripts, palm leaf manuscripts and notes of various kinds.
Bhagavatamela, a totally Tamil Nadu dance theatre, strangely uses Telugu language.
Ghandarva Mahavidyala's first dance festival was ANGIKA in 1985. The second major dance festival was the AMARU festival in 1990. The more recent MARG festival was held from March 27 - April 1, 2000 to celebrate it's 60th year.
The South Indian Cultural Association, Hyderabad, celebrated its 40th Annual Festival of Music and Dance from Feb 27 - March 5, 2000
at Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad.
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