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Sunday, December 12, 2010

SNA awards dancers


by Parva News Network


The Sangeet Natak Academy has been honoring artistes with its prestigious annual awards - Akademi Ratna and Akademi Puraskar since 1952. Akademi Ratna recognizes pioneering service for the cause of the arts and Akademi Puraskar is conferred on practitioners, gurus and scholars par excellence.

This year's Akademi Ratna was presented to Yamini Krishnamurthy for her contribution to Bharatanatyam. The Akademi Puraskar awardees were Ananda Shankar Jayant (Bharatanatyam), Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi), Prerana Shrimali (Kathak),Kalamandalam Rajan(Kathakali),L. Bino Devi (Manipuri),Geeta Mahalik (Odissi),Daksha Sheth (Creative Dance/ Choregraphy),and Kala Krishna (Andhranatyam).

The Kalaparva congratulates each of these artistes and offers salutations for their contribution.