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          Bharatanatyam
      Folk Dance
    Kuchipudi

One of the best-known exponents of Bharatnatyam, Chitra Visweswaran has  been trained from her early years, in this traditional dance form. She has travelled across India and given performances abroad as well. She runs a dance school, Chidambaram, in Chennai. Here students are given holistic formation in classical dance and music. Her husband R. Visweswaran is the disciple of Santoor Classical Musical Instrument expert Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and is a Carnatic vocalist-composer. Both have dedicated their lives to teaching Indian Dance and Music.

Chitra has bagged many laurels for her contribution towards Bharatanatyam.  She is the first dancer to be invited to occupy the Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Fine Arts in the University of Madras.

She was awarded the Kalaimamani Award by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. The President of India conferred the Padmasri on her in 1992.



 

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