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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2644

America Tamil Sangam honors Jayanthi

America Tamil Sangam headquartered in New York has recently conferred noted Chennai based Bharatanatyam dancer Jayanthi Srivatsan the title of Naatya Tharagai (dancing star) for her contribution to the South Indian dance form.

The citation issued by the Sangam said the dancer, disciple of Guru Roja Kannan has been propagating the dance form for over two plus decades in all its purity. Jayanthi had her initial training with the doyan Guru Padmashri Adyar K. Lakshman with whom she had her arangetram (debut performance).

She has performed in all the major Sabhas and Cultural organisations in India including the Sivarathri Dance Festival held at Chidambaram by Natyanjali Trust, Karthik Fine Arts, Spirit of Unity, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Indian Fine Arts to name a few.

She has also toured the Malaysia and Singapore for performances and workshops. She was awarded the Best Performer twice for the senior category by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha during their dance festival.

As the director of the dance school “Natyaa Aaradhana” in Chennai, she imparts traditional dance training to aspiring students, the citation said.

- Asian Tribune -

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