The Kerala State Government appointed dancer and social activist Mallika Sarabhai as Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University for Art and Culture, on Dec 6, 2022.
Aravinth Kumarasamy, artistic director of Apsaras Arts, received this year’s CULTURAL MEDALLION, Singapore’s most prestigious cultural accolade from President Halimah Yacob at the Istana on December 5, 2022.
The Music Academy Madras presents its NRITYA KALANIDHI award for three years on January 3, 2023.
2020 - Rama Vaidyanathan, 2021 - Narthaki Nataraj, 2022 - Bragha Bessel
On Dec 15, 2022 Narada Gana Sabha presents NADABRAHMAM award to Guru Sudharani Raghupathy, at its premises in Chennai.
Kartik Fine Arts presents the following awards during its 48th year art festival in December in Chennai.
NATYA PEROLI: Chitra Visweswaran, NADANAMAMANI: Aishwarya Ananth Karthik, NATYA CHUDAR: Bhavya Kumaran, NADHA SWAROOPAM: Rajkumar Bharati
On December 21, 2022 Chennai Fine Arts presents the GOTTUVADYAM NARAYANA IYENGAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE to Dr.Vyjayanthimala Bali at Gokhale Sastri Institute, Chennai.
On Dec 8, 2022 Brahma Gana Sabha presents NAATYA PADHMAM award to Bharatanatyam Guru Krishnakumari Narendran at RR Sabha Hall, Chennai.
Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha presents the VANI KALA SUDHAKARA award to Bharatanatyam Guru Sheela Unnikrishnan on Dec 9, 2022 at Vani Mahal, Chennai.
Bharat Kalachar presents the following awards on Dec 16, 2022 at its premises in Chennai.
ACHARYA KALA BHARATHI: Revathi Ramachandran & Lavanya Rajagopal
KALA SEVA BHARATHI: Aravinth Kumarasamy
YUVA KALA BHARATHI: Pranati Ramadorai, Akshaya Arunkumar, Sneha Mahesh, Vidya Arasu
ALL-ROUNDER AWARD: Sivasri Skanda Prasad
SPECIAL COMMENDATION: Krithika Shurajit, Jagyaseni Chatterjee, Swetha Prasad
The Indian Fine Arts Society presents NATYA KALASIKHAMANI award to Geeta Chandran, on Dec 18, 2022 at its 90th Music Conference and Festival, in Chennai.
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents NRITHYA CHOODAMANI award to Vidhya Subramanian on the inauguration of the 66th Margazhi Mela on Dec 14, 2022 in Chennai.
KALA PRADARSHINI GHANTASALA PURASKAR was awarded to Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy, Nandini Ramani, playback singer LR Eswari, violinist A Kanyakumari, drummer Shivamani, art director Thota Tharani and music director Thayanban, on December 4, 2022 at Music Academy, Chennai.
Guru Kalamandalam Saraswathy receives the SWARALAYA KALAMANDALAM RAMANKUTTY NAIR PURASKARAM for the year 2022 on 29th December 2022 at Palakkad at the annual Swaralaya Music and Dance Festival.
Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan received the Golconda Festival's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at Hyderabad in the last week of November 2022.
The awardees for 2019, 2020 and 2021 for Performing Arts have been selected by the General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi in its meeting held on 8 November 2022 at The Ashok, New Delhi. The honour of Akademi Fellow carries a purse money of Rs.3,00,000 (Rupees three lakh) while the Akademi Award carries a purse money of Rs 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh), besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards will be conferred by the President of India in a special investiture ceremony. The dance awardees are:
- SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI FELLOWSHIP
Saroja Vaidyanathan,. Sadanam Krishnan Kutty, Darshana Jhaveri, Chhannu Lal Mishra, Bharat Gupt
- SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARDS (AKADEMI PURASKAR) for 2019
Vasundhara Doraswamy (Bharatanatyam), Raghav Raj Bhatt & Mangla Bhatt (Kathak), Kottakkal Nandakumaran Nair (Kathakali), Manju Barggavee (Kuchipudi), Sutapa Talukdar (Odissi), Ranjumoni Saikia (Sattriya), Nirmala Paniker (Mohiniattam), Mamta Shankar (Contemporary Dance/Overall), Brajendra Kumar Pattnaik (Chhau)
- FIELD OF OVERALL CONTRIBUTION / SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2019)
Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee, Reetha Rajan
- SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARDS (AKADEMI PURASKAR) for 2020
Meenakshi Chitharanjan (Bharatanatyam), Kumkum Dhar (Kathak), Sruti Bandopadhay (Manipuri), Pasumarthy Vithal & Bharathi Vithal (Kuchipudi-Joint Award), Rabindra Atibudhi (Odissi), Trilochan Mohanta (Chhau), Bhushan Lakhandri (Contemporary Dance), Prema Ramamurthy (Music for Dance), Arambam Tombinou Devi (Music for dance)
- FIELD OF OVERALL CONTRIBUTION / SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2020)
Nandkishore Kapote, Mahesh Champaklal
- SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AWARDS (AKADEMI PURASKAR) for 2021
Jayalakshmi Eshwar (Bharatanatyam), Shama Bhate (Kathak), Inchakkattu Ramachandran Pillai (Kathakali), Thokchom Ibemubi Devi (Manipuri), N. Sailaja (Kuchipudi), Neena Prasad (Mohiniattam), Bhuvan Kumar (Chhau), Kalamandalam Girija (Other major traditions of dance and Dance Theatre-Kutiyattam), Bijay Kumar Jena (Music for dance)
- FIELD OF OVERALL CONTRIBUTION / SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2021)
Vibha Dadheech, Premchand Hombal
Sangeet Natak Akademi in the meeting of its General Council held from 6-8 November 2022 at New Delhi selected 102 artistes of India who have made a mark as young talents in their respective fields of the performing arts for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by clearing the backlog for the years 2019, 2020 & 2021. The Yuva Puraskar carries a purse money of Rs. 25,000 and will be presented at a special ceremony by the Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi. Below are the awardees for dance.
- USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN YUVA PURASKAR (2019)
Sudipa Ghosh (Bharatanatyam), Swati Sinha (Kathak), Okram Jelen Singh (Manipuri), Sreelakshmy Govardhanan (Kuchipudi), Swapnakalpa Dasgupta (Odissi), Prabhat Kakoti (Sattriya), Anupama Menon (Mohiniattam), Bishwanath Kumbhakar (Chhau)
- OVERALL CONTRIBUTION/SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2019)
Arupa Lahiry (Bharatanatyam)
- USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN YUVA PURASKAR (2020)
Mithun Shyam (Bharatanatyam), Trina Roy (Kathak), Khagembam Khoni (Manipuri), Vasanth Kiran (Kuchipudi), Pravat Kumar Swain (Odissi), Jollymoni Saikia (Sattriya), Dharavath Raj Kumar Perininatyam), Kalamandalam Vineesh (Music for dance)
- OVERALL CONTRIBUTION/SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2020)
Rekha Raju (Mohiniattam)
- USTAD BISMILLAH KHAN YUVA PURASKAR (2021)
Pavitra Krishna Bhat (Bharatanatyam), Rudra Shankar Mishra (Kathak), Kalamandalam Adityan (Kathakali), Avijit Das (Kuchipudi), Vinod Kevin Bachan (Odissi), Dipjyoti Das and Dipankar Arandhara (Sattriya-Joint) V. Durgadevi (Karakattam), Ahsan Ali (Music for dance)
- OVERALL CONTRIBUTION/SCHOLARSHIP IN PERFORMING ARTS (2021)
Sunil Sunkara (Kathak)
The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, at its meeting held from 6-8 November 2022 at New Delhi unanimously selected 75 artistes, who are above the age of 75 years and haven’t been accorded any national honour in their career so far, from the field of the Performing Arts of India for the one-time SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AMRIT AWARD under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) commemorating 75 years of India’s independence. The SNA Amrit Award carries a purse money of Rs. 1,00,000 (Rupees one lakh), besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram. The dance awardees are:
Mahankali Srimannarayana Murthy (Kuchipudi), Hori Bora Barbayan (Sattriya), Kumkum Lal (Odissi), Charan Girdhar Chand (Kathak), Smita Rajeshbhai Shastri (Kuchipudi), Lalitha Srinivasan (Bharatanatyam), N. Appunni Tharakan (Makeup for Kathakali), Kalakshetra Vilasini (Bharatanatyam), Kalamandalam Prabhakaran (Ottanthullal), Padma Sharma (Kathak), Hijam Tombi Singh (Manipuri), Siba Prasad Das (Chhau), Gobinda Chandra Pal (Odissi-Gotipua), Girdhari Maharaj (Kathak), V.A.K Ranga Rao (scholar & documentation), Purnima Pande (Kathak), Susmita Misra (Kathak), Thankamani Kutty (Bharatanatyam), Bhagabandas Kumar (Chhau), H. Bishwaroop Singh (Thang Ta)
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