Speaker Sonal Mansingh at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Sonal Mansingh

DANCER

Sonal Mansingh is a celebrated cultural personality of India. Dr. Mansingh is currently serving her second term as Trustee of Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts and is a visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University. She is now the Kalapeethadheesh of Kalayoga Peetham at S-YVASA University, Bangalore. Previously, she has served as Chairperson of Central Sangeet Natak Akademi and on several other official and cultural bodies. She is unique among India’s performing artists because of her training and deep knowledge of several Indian dance styles as well as the three prevalent classical music traditions: Hindustani, Oriya and Carnatic. Her unique contribution has been her lifelong work using her knowledge and talents to address socio-cultural issues through the chosen medium of Naatya-Katha (solo-dance theatre). As the Founder-President of Centre for Indian Classical Dances, she has trained several talented artists. She is the recipient of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan among other prestigious national and international awards and honours. She has also been nominated as Navratna for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



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