The Artists' Health Centre to be located at the Toronto Western Hospital aims to promote the well being of professional artistes a) by meeting the specific physical, emotional and spiritual health needs of that community b) by creating a facility in Toronto that offers alternative, complementary and traditional direct health care as well as research. The Centre is the first to be designed by artists in collaboration with medical and alternative health care providers, as well as business and legal professionals.

The E Krishna Iyer Medal instituted by Sruti Foundation was first awarded to Kamala Narayan in 1989, then to Kalakshetra in 1990. The 1992 recipient was Kumbakonam K Bhanumathy. In 1994, the Medal was awarded to Natyacharya T K Mahalingam Pillai and in 1996 to Guru Kittappa Pillai. The 1998 Medal was awarded to Kalanidhi Narayan and M K Saroja is the 7th recipient in the year 2000. The Medal was established in 1989 in memory of E Krishna Iyer who played a vital role in promoting the art of Bharatanatyam.

KAL-KE-KALAKAR-SANGEET SANMELAN is the brainchild of the late Brij Narain. This festival of music and dance brings the talent of upcoming youngsters to the stage. The artistes are judged by a panel of eminent persons from the art field. The title "Singar Mani" for best dancer, "Sur Mani" for best singer and "Tal Mani" for best instrumental music are conferred on the best talents.

After Jiwan Pani's death 3 years ago, Sonal Mansingh and her Center for Indian Classical Dances have organized an annual memorial festival in his honor. The first year featured Birju Maharaj and Sonal Mansingh in a dual performance. The second year was devoted to poetry interpreted in different dance forms, which featured Saswathi Sen and Birju Maharaj in Kathak, Aruna Mohanty and Rashmi Ranjan Jena in Odissi among others. The year 2000 featured facets of Odissi tradition, which has inspired the contemporary Odissi form.

Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi has taken three years to write a book called "Making of a Guru" based on the life of Odissi Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

The fired temple at Nrityagram in Bangalore has been designed by Ray Meeker. It has a large-scale mural of Kelucharan Mohapatra on the façade and of Protima Bedi inside. The dancing figure of Kelucharan Mohapatra signifies the soul and revival of the Odissi dance form, the dancing figure of Protima, the propagator. These dancing figures are not intended as the deity but as dancing for the diety, which is quite consistent with the Odissi tradition. "Mirrors of the five senses" in terracotta adorn the four faces of the dome. Preparation for the dance, applying the make-up is reflected in five oval mirrors with accompanying hand mudras, the conch for sound, a bee landing on a lotus for taste, putting jasmine in the hair for smell, applying bindhi on the forehead for touch and applying kajal in the eyes for sight. The patterns on the Odissi saree borders influenced the design of the dome spires, bells are used in a band between the double cornice and the base of the shikara - the crown - is ringed in jasmine.

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