Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival 2016

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Dr Sonal Mansingh

Dr Sonal Mansingh

The celebrated Doyenne of Indian Dance, Sonal Mansingh symbolizes the best traditions of classical dance-forms of India, Bharatanatyam and Odissi, two of the oldest dance forms of India, have found their most eloquent and convincing voice in Sonal. Revered as dancer, choreographer and guru, she is unparalled for her knowledge of Indian philosophy, mythology, iconography and their cumulative inter-linkages with dance.
Sonal has danced in 87 countries of the world on five continents. She has held master classes, workshops, given lecture-demonstrations and travelled to remotest corners of the world to share her joy in the beauty and wisdom contained in dance.
 
Sonal  founded The Centre for Indian Classical Dances in Delhi in 1977. The Centre has trained young women and men, many of whom are already well-known as performers and teachers. At the Centre classes are given in Bharatanatyam , Odissi, Classical and light music and Yoga.
 
Sonal’s ever vibrant creativity has yielded new dimensions to the set repertories, latest being the Naatya-Katha. This is the ancient form of story-telling which Sonal has embellished with her own singing, narrative skills combined with abhinaya  i,e the art of expressive communication through hand-gestures, postures and a face that reflects myriad emotions. No dancer in living memory has presented this art-form.
Sonal has been honoured with many award including the rarely given Padma Vibhushan from President of India and KAMESHWARI, from Shri Kamakhya Adi ShaktiPith temple in Assam. 
 
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Centre for Indian Classical Dances, C-304, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
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