Dance Day 2020

"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness"
Amidst this time of pandemic, NatyasutraOnline wish this International Dance Day brings home a glimpse of hope, happiness and positivity through art.

Dr. Maya Rao
Remembering Dr. Maya Rao, the renowned dancer who amplified Kathak’s popularity in South India.She was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1989. She received the first scholarship instituted by Government of India to learn Kathak under the guidance of Guru Shambu Maharaj of the Lucknow Gharana.On this International Dance Day, we pay our tribute to this legendary artist, without whom Kathak wouldn't have been in its present day glory in South India.

Rukmini Devi Arundale
On this International Dance Day, let’s pay homage to Rukmini Devi Arundale, an admirable Bharatanatyam exponent who glorified classical dance in India. Rukmini Devi Arundale is the founder of Kalakshetra, a one-of-a-kind training institution for classical arts. She was an Indian theosophist, choreographer and an activist for animal rights & welfare. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967.

P. Ravunni Menon
A devoted artist who redefined Kerala's very own Kathakali. It is said that the modern history of Kathakali begins where the life history of Pattikkamthodi ends. He is renowned for reviving Kalluvazhi tradition of this art giving new grammar and steps.
This International Dance Day, let's remember this distinguished artist who gave a new life and face to Kerala's classical tradition.

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
A phenomenon, one of India’s most prominent dance legends, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra introduced new techniques and styles into the classical art form Odissi.
He is credited for the revival of the Odissi dance in the 20th century. Guru Kelucharan is the first person to get Padma Vibhushan from Odisha. He also received Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Academi award. Remembering this pioneer with whose

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