Season ’08-’09 Dance Awards
Music Academy: awards Sangita Kala Acharya to Dance Guru Sarada Hoffmann. The awards will be confered at the Sadas on January 1, 2009 . The 82nd annual conference of The Music Academy to be held from December 15 to January 1 .
Kartik Fine Arts: presents the ‘Nadanamamani‘ to dancer Divya Kasturi and ‘Natya Chudar’ to Bavya Balasubramanin and Lavanya raghuraman (Alapana arts, Singapore). The award will be conferred at At the inauguration of the music festival on December12 at Narada Gana Sabha.
Nungambakkam Cultural Academy : awards dancer Rajeswari Sainath the award Nrithya Kala Sironmani. The award includes a citation, a gold medallion and a cash prize of Rs.10,000. The Nungambakkam Cultural Academy Trust celebrates its 39th anniversary from December 5 at Ramarao Kala Mantap Auditorium, Chennai and the award will be presented on the inaugural day.
The Indian Fine Arts Society has decided to confer on dancer Manjula Lusti Narasimhan the title ‘Natya Kalasikhamani’. The title will be conferred on her at the 76th South Indian Music Conference and Festival of the Society. The award-giving ceremony will take place on January 4, 2009. The event will be held at Balamandir, German Hall, T.Nagar. Manjula Lusti Narasimhan is a Bharatanatyam exponent and a disciple of Sudharani Raghupathy.
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha’s 53rd Art & Pongal Dance festival will be inaugurated on December 12. On the occasion Jayant Kastuar, Kathak exponent, will be presented with the Nrithya Choodamani title along with a citation, a gold medal and cash award of Rs.50,000. Guru Krishnakumari Narendran, Bharatanatyam exponent, will be presented with the Aacharya Choodamani Award along with a citation, a gold medal and a cash award of Rs.25,000.
Source: The Hindu and Kutcheribuzz