Maya Rao

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Maya Rao
Born(1928-05-02)May 2, 1928
Malleswaram, Bangalore
DiedSeptember 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 86)
OccupationKathak guru, dancer, choreographer
Founder Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography (NIKC, 1987)
Years active1945- 2014

Maya Rao (2 May 1928 - 1 September 2014) was a Indian classical dancer, choreographer and educator, in Kathak dance. She is known for her work in Kathak choreography, especially in dance ballets, and was thought for bringing Kathak, a North Indian-dance style to South India, when she opened her dance school, Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography (NIKC) in Malleswaram, Bangalore in 1987.[1][2] She was also the founder director of her dance company, "Natya and Stem Dance Kampani" based in Bangalore.[3][4]

Rao died of cardiac arrest in Bangalore, aged 86.

References[change | change source]

  1. Shoba Narayan (July 26, 2014). "How Kathak breached the north-south divide". Mint (newspaper). Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  2. Nataraj, Madhu (January 27, 2012). "Taking it a step higher, again". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  3. "About Kampni". Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  4. "Where contemporary keeps step with classical". The Hindu. January 27, 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-26.