D.K. Pattammal

Thursday, 13 June 2013

SNA Award for Nandini Ramani

Nandini Ramani, Bharatanatyam exponent, teacher, art commentator, managing Trustee of Dr. V. Raghavan Centre for Performing Arts, and Senior Associate, Sruti magazine, received the central Sangeet Natak Akademi award for Over-all Contribution to the Performing Arts, on 28 May at New Delhi. The award comprises a shawl, citation and a purse. The Akademi fellowships and awards were presented to the awardees by Pranab Mukherji, President of India, at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

At the arts festival organised by the Akademi in which awardees participate, Nandini presented a solo Bharatanatyam performance and excerpts from four different Sanskrit plays directed by her which were enacted by her team from Samskrita Ranga, Chennai. The plays were Anarkali, Ascharya Choodamani, Vikramorvasiyam, and Mattavilasa Prahasana. The programme was well-attended and appreciated by eminent artists and art lovers of Delhi.

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