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Karnataka Kalashri Guru Smt.Rangashree is a performing Bharathanatyam danseuse, choreographer and teacher from Bangalore. She has had training from Gurus who belong to the Mysore, Pandanallur and Vazhavoor schools. She had the privilege of guidance from Dr. K.Venkatalakshamma and Smt Kalanidhi Narayanan in the field of abhinaya. Exposure to different traditions has helped Rangashree to develop her own inimitable style by making use of the best of each tradition.

Enthused by the tremendous success of her debut performance in June 1983 and the encouragement she got, Rangashree has never looked back. She has since performed in all the major sabhas and for many premier organizations in the country which include Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, Indian Institute of World Culture, 1.C.C.R (EFCEP), Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Pavani, Karnataka Nrithya Kala Parishad, Bangalore Lalitha Kala Parishad, Prasiddha Foundation , NUPURA and KlNKlNl Nrithyotsavas, Dakshini (SAARC summit), International Dance Alliance,Somnathpur Utsav, Dusserah festival at Mysore among others. She has also performed at Vishakapatnam, Cuduppah (A.P.), Delhi (ICCR and Karnataka Bhavan), Mumbai (NCPA) and Kasargod (Kerala).

In Chennai, she has performed in the NRITYOTSAVA jointly organized by the Music Academy and Kala Mandir 'Trust, Spirit of Youth concerts of the Music Academy, Talent Promotion Programme of the Indian Fine Arts Society in which she was declared the BEST DANCER of the series, Fine Arts Foundation (India),
Nungumbakkam Cultural Academy and in KINKINI Nrithyotsava. She was honoured by
Dr.Balamuralikrishna's Vipanchee and Kalaimagal sabha, Chennai at Madras Music Academy with Gold Medal for her achievements as a performer, choreographer and guru.

She has also performed at the NATYANJALI festival at Chidambaram and NRITHYOTSAVA organized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi at Thimvananthapuram.

She was sponsored jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi for a concert tour of Manipur State under the Inter-State Cultural Exchange programme.


 

 

On an invitation from the Stage of Sharjah, an Indo-Arab Cultural organization,
Rangashree visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) in May 1987 and gave recitals at
Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

In July-August 1994 Rangashree visited Malaysia, SriLanka, Singapore and Thailand where she gave twenty-one (21) performances.

She is on the "Reference Panel of Artists" of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) for assignments abroad. In her recent tour of USA, Canada and UK, she gave 12 recitals, conducted 3 workshops and several lec-demos.

Rangashree has choreographed and presented many features, both solo and group, which include KRISHNANJALI, SHANTALA, MALAVIKA-AGNIMITRA, ANANDA THEERTHA VAHINI and RAMAYANA DARSHANA.

Rangashree has been a recipient of many awards and prizes. She was a recipient of the scholarship awarded by the Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy and the Department of Culture, Government of
India for advanced training. Even as a student, she has represented the Bangalore University in the inter-University Youth Festival (UNIFEST) at the zonal and national levels at Annamalainagar, Vishakapatnam and New Delhi. She has also presented programmes at the National Youth Festivals and at  NAMYFEST 1985 and was a consistent prize winner.

Rangashree was featured in several national and international conferences and seminars in the cultural part of the programme. She also took part in the Indo-Soviet Festival and the World Kannada Meet at Mysore.
An "A" Grade artist of Doordarshan, Rangashree has appeared in the National network besides Delhi and Bangalore Doordarshan. SUN TV also telecast her programme from Chennai.

Guru.Smt.Rangashree is a post graduate in Mass Communication & Journalism, which helps her to contribute dance related articles for various publications.

 


 

 

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