Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Medha Dixit's Profile

Medha Dixit will be performing at RangaAayam 3, The following is her complete profile. Do come to RangaAayama between January 23 to 26, 2011 to witness this wonder kid in action. All information about the festivgal is on www.ivcorner.com/ra3



~ M.S in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Kuvempu University
~ PG Diploma in Choreography, NIKC
~ B.A Journalism, Christ College
~ Vidwath in Bharatanatyam, Government of Karnataka
~ Pursuing PGD in Theater for holistic development

Professional Training

~ Introduced to Bharatanatyam at the age of 6 under renowned guru Smt.Poornima Ashok, a senior disciple of Padmavibhushan V.P Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjyan. After 11 years of training,performed Rangapravesham under ‘Nrityanjali school of dance’ headed by Guru Smt Poornima Ashok.Completed Vidwath in bharatanatyam in the year 2004.
~ Started Kathak training under Guru Smt Sankhya Phadnis,a senior disciple of Guru Dr Maya Rao in 2007.
~ After graduation in Journalism, completed PG Diploma in Choreography at Natya Institute Of Kathak And Choreography [NIKC] under the guidance of Guru Dr Maya Rao. Member, world dance council,UNESCO


~ ‘Narthana Keerthana’ Fest 2002
~ ‘Kittappa Pillai’ Memorial Dance Fest 2003
~ ‘Every Wednesday’ Programme by Dept of Kannada and culture
~ Dharmasthala ‘Laksha Deepotsava’
~ ‘Mysore Dasara’ Exhibition 2004 -05
~ Indian Institute of ‘World culture’ April 2005- 2006
~ ‘Aarybhata’ Dance Festival
~ 125th year annual celebrations {2006},‘Rajah’s College’, Thiruvaiyaru
~ ‘Noopuranaada’ conducted by Doordarshan, Bangalore
~ ‘Every Friday’ Cultural Programme by ‘kannada and Culture’ and ‘ICCR’
~ Aaradhana Programmes at:Mantralaya,Jigani,Vyas raj mutt, Bangalore
~ ‘Bhavanotsava’ conducted by Bharatiya vidya bhavan
~ ‘Ankura’ dance festival, Karnataka Nrityakala Parishat (2007)
~ ‘Nritya bhushana’ dance festival by Bhushans dance Academy, Mysore
~ Mani Academy National Youth Festival, Mangalore

Performances abroad

~ Medha has toured several places in Europe.
~ She was recently invited by UNESCO[CID] to perform at the word dance congress held at Spain.


~ TATA Institute,Bangalore
~ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore
~ Thunga Utsav– 2004
~ “Belli Gejje – 2004”
~ Young talents fest conducted by the Hindu
~ Hampi Utsava-2006
~ The ‘Handloom Expo 2002-2003’ conducted by KHDC, Government of Karnataka
~ National Conference on ‘Women Empowerment’ programme 2004 Conducted by YMCA Bangalore
~ HORIZON conducted by ICCR
~ ‘SHIVOHAM’- A dance feature by ‘pallavi dance shool’,Boston
~ Been a part of many productions by Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography like Suvarna
~ Karnataka conducted by government of Karnataka, Mysore dasara {palace}
~ Programmes conducted by Nrityanjali School of dance
~ Programmes at School and College
~ Secured first place, contemporary Dance, IIT Chennai ‘Saarang 2006’
~ Rajarajeshwari Music and dance festival, 2008
~ Belli Gejje’ by Nrityanjali school of dance


~ Played an important character in the Sanskrit Dance Drama‘Swapnavasavadattam’ – written by Bhasa, Produced by – Indira Gandhi National Cultural Academy for Doordarshan

~ Has been an active participant in Sanskrit theatre headed by Dr.S.R.Leela

~ Bangalore convener for Karnataka Nrityakala Parishat youth wing

~ Has performed with many well known dancers like guru.Ranjini Ganeshan [Mumbai], Guru Veena Murthy Vijay, Guru Satyanarayana Raju, Guru Suparna Venkatesh Guru Udaykumar Shetty and Guru Poornima Gururaj.

~ Has performed for the prestigious contemporary dance organization STEM dance kampani headed by Madhu Nataraj

~ Was featured in the advertisement campaign of purvankara builders telecasted on NDTV, CNN-IBN, and other channels

~ Has completed a certificate course in Movement Therapy/Dance Therapy conducted by Rainbow Inc headed by well known movement therapist Tripura Kashyap

~ Has anchored [English] for a documentary based on Kavirajamarga written by Nrupatung [Amoghavarsha], directed by Sri Veerappa Maralavadi

~ Has also anchored many dance shows[English and Kannada] Has choreographed many Sanskrit and Contemporary Ballets

~ Enacted in ‘Naa Tukaram Alla’,a kannada play with well known kannada Theatre group ‘SANKET’


~ Nattuvangam work shop conducted by Sri.S.V Pulikeshi
~ Work shop by Natyaniketan
~ Workshop by Ponnaiah lalita kala academy
~ Workshop by Sambhavi School of dance
~ Workshops by Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography
~ Workshop by Guru B Bhanumati on ‘aspects of abhinaya’
~ Workshop conducted by Guru Indra Kadambi[Chennai] on Abhinaya
~ Workshop by Guru Gajendra Panda[Bhuvaneshwar] on ‘Bhangis in odissi’ organized by Nrityakala Parishat
~ Workshop conducted by Guru Shashidhar Acharya[Orissa/Delhi] on ‘Aspects of Chau’ organised by Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography
~ Presented paper on ‘Changes expected in the exam board’ in a Seminar conducted by Bhushans dance academy

Choreographic works

~ ‘JEEVAKARUNYAM’, a Sanskrit Ballet based on NatyaShastra as a part of PGD[Choreography Course]
~ ‘REEL V/S REAL’, a contemporary ballet based on media and their effects on real life as a part of PGD [Choreography Course]
~ ‘NATYAATMA’ - a dance production with a unique blend of the two art Forms-Bharatanatyam and Manipuri
~ ‘SRISHTI’-A production on Elements of nature
~ ‘ANURAKTHI’-A theatrical dance feature. A young artist’s take on the age old conceptual traditions of love-lost regained and relished through the powerful narrative of these three devis in their own right - The Anurakthi of Andal,Sitha and Radha
~ ‘INDIAN BEATS’-A production on different Indian Folk and Classical Dance forms

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