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Vyjayanthi Kashi – Kuchupudi Exponent and a great promoter

vkasi2Dancer par excellence Vyjayanthi Kashi’s career spans over an impressive spectrum of performance, choreography, teaching, acting, research and organizing. Her works has been featured in several National and International festivals round the globe in around 18 countries.Vyjayanthi is a frequent presenter at international dance conferences and symposia. Her film and television credits include documentaries and interviews. on Doordarshan, Sony Television, Zee T V, E-NADU, UDAYA and CHANDANA etc. She is an acclaimed TV actress, being featured in some of the famous regional TV serials. To mention a few Mukta Kukta , Manvantara, Male Billu and more.

She serves on the Arts and Cultural Committee of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural, Government of India. Founder of the Shambhavi School of Dance she has rained many dance aspirants round the world. She has been honored with several awards including Central Sangeeth Natak Academy Puraskar, Karnataka State Rajyothsav Award , Kala Shree from KSNA , Zee Astitva, Araya Bhatta, Alva’s Nudisiri Puraskar and Vocational Excellence Awards for her contribution to Kuchipudi. She is the current Chairperson of Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy.

vkasi1Dancejathre- India’s first ever international dance fair is her brain child which has created history and her current celebrate dance series a yearlong series of monthly workshop and performances based on Guru-Shishya Parampara is one of its kind. Dancer par excellence Vyjayanthi Kashi’s career spans over an impressive spectrum of performance, choreography, teaching, acting, research and organizing. Her works has been featured in several National and International festivals round the globe in around 18 countries..

Vyjayanthi Kashi possesses an open mindedness for both the old and new. Her fluid choreography and repertoire of solo and group performances reflect both her Indian heritage and cross cultural experimentations. She has choreographed mythological, historical, Sanskrit and contemporary Ballets.

Performance & Choreography:

Over the years, Vyjayanthi Kashi has developed a wide variety of dance productions based on themes ranging from mythology, nationalism, fables, colors, folklore and
more.

Some of her productions:

Navarasa – nine sentiments
Ten directions – Vedic chants
Women of India – The ultimate creation
Srishti – creation of the universe
Janani Janma Bhoomischa – Tribute to India
Ambe – tiny star of Mahabharata
Yagna – the sacrifice
Stabdha – the silence
Ardhanareeshwara – the two energies
Basava Sandesha- A tribute to sage Basavanna
Krishnarpanam- the leelas of Krishna

Artistic Director

vkasi5Vyjayanthi is a creator and a visionary in this art who sees unity in diversity of all artistic endeavors. With a vision to promote artistic and professional excellence she established the Shambhavi School of Dance, a premier arts organization in 1993. For Vyjayanthi, theatre is the all-encompassing universal vehicle for her creative vision; it expresses life itself in the richness of all its myths and rituals.

Shambhavi School of Dance, Bangalore was established in 1993 as a Gurukul of Indian classical dance and music. As the horizon was rediscovered during its artistic journey of sixteen years, SSD redefined its existence as a center for promotion, dissemination and training of arts.Shambhavi School of Dance touches the lives of thousands of young people, shaping their dreams and aspirations. A registered charitable trust, No. 299-1993-94, supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, believes in the strength and intensity of the ancient tradition, yet evolving a new tradition, a Gurukul of the contemporary period spreading the ancient classical dance form KUCHIPUDI. Shambhavi is supported by dance exponents, creative professionals as well as international dance facilitators. Its motto is to spread and perfect the classical and contemporary dance forms and create a healthy attitude towards art and life as a whole.

As Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy Chairperson

Her 1st action as chairperson of Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy, was to have a website for the Academy
Her 2nd action as chairperson of Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy, was the first National Festival of Choreography, rangTARANG from 25-27th April 2012, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall

vkasi3Awards & Recognitions

– Central Sangeeth Natak Academy Puraskar
– State Rajyothsav Award
– Zee Astitva Award
– Arya Bhatta Award
– Alva’s Nudi Siri Award
– Kalashree Award – Karnataka Sangeeth Nrithya Academy
– Vocational Excellence Award – Rotary International
– Top Ranking Artist of Doordarshan (Broadcasting media)
– Top Ranking Artist of ICCR (Govt. of India)
– Research fellow of Govt. of India in Kuchipudi

Acting Career – Acting in screens

Kitapati (film)
Maleyali Jotheyali (film)
Benki Hoo (telifilm)
Minchu (tv seriel)
Male Billu (tv seriel)
Mukta Mukta (tv seriel)

Acting in theatre

Sangya Balya
Yayathi
Sandarbha
Hamlet
Sannivesha
Mathana

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