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Maya Rao

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Maya Rao
Maya Rao at Delhi QueerFest 2016
Born(1928-05-02)May 2, 1928
Malleswaram, Bangalore
DiedSeptember 1, 2014(2014-09-01) (aged 86)
Occupation(s)Kathak guru, dancer, choreographer
Founder Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography (NIKC, 1987)
Years active1945- 2014

Maya Rao (2 May 1928 - 1 September 2014) was an 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". stemdancekampni.in. Archived from the original on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-26.
  4. "Where contemporary keeps step with classical". The Hindu. January 27, 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-26.