''वी. अनुराधा सिंह'' कथक नृत्यांगना
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  About V. Anuradha Singh

Most eminent dancer in the domain of classical kathak dance, with the long list of solo participation in many reputed stage of India and abroad which are full house enthralled audience and assertion from connoisseurs and stalwarts of Indian classical dance. All her kathak performances display more than half a dozen unique high energetic classical compositions, which have intricately woven the classical elements of pure kathak expresses the very soul of Indian feeling and thought.


She evolved Classical ghunghroo vadan \ footbell Instrumental music recital. For the first time in history, she brings solo Instrumental ghunghroo recital to the stage which focuses solely on instrumental footwork in classical manner.

She evolved unique style of classical Sufiana kathak dance the poetic tradition (Hazrat Amir Khusaro,Baba Bulla etc) within dance, very much alive, an amazing bounty of sacred and mystical poetry from the Sufi and saint traditions in the technique of Kathak.

She evolved unique style of classical Divine kathak dance focused on Bhajans of Meera, Surdas, Kabir, Ras Khan and Tulsidas etc with highly rhythmic, melodic and harmonic elements. The synchronization of song and dance imparts a magical quality to her divine kathak. With a creative touch she wove in traditional talas and body movements into songs which give them a different flavour and also made her dance unique and highly energetic.

V. Anuradha Singh, Kathak exponent, is one of the most eminent and compelling dancers of India today, belongs to Raigarh Gharana. She is a distinguished and highly energetic solo kathak exponent of India (Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal).

She got Master's degree in kathak dance with Merit (Gold-medal) from Indira Kala Sangeet University, dist. Khairagarh, Chhatisgarh state. She got scholarship & fellowship in Kathak dance from M.P. Govt. for 4 years and trained under the guidance of late Pt. Durgalalji (Jaipur Gharana), Late Pt. Kartikramji and Pt. Ramlalji (Raigarh Gharana) in Guru Shishya Parampara at Chakrdhar Nritya Kendra Bhopal M.P.

She has been awarded with Wakankar Samman, Kala Manishi Samman, Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award 2004 at Habitate Center Delhi, Rai Praveen Samman 2008, Tulika Samman, National Women Excellence Award 2008 at Habitate Center Delhi, Abhinav Kala Samman 09, Kala Sadhna Samman 09, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 09, Woman of Bhopal award 2010 , Ojaswini National Kala Award 2010 , Vishwa nritya divas puruskar 2011 , Rangkriti Samman.

Anuradha, a renowned artist of kathak Dance is one of India's highly acclaimed kathak dancers. With her own efforts she has captivated audiences around the world with her breathtaking dance. She had her first performance overseas at Festival of India in USSR held in Moscow (Russia) org. by Government of India in 1987 thereafter she invited as a solo performer in West Germany, France, England, Singapore and Pakistan and was well received. Her recent performance in Tashkent Uzbekistan on Feb. 2013.

In addition to her appearance in most of the major festivals, she has earned a niche in the hearts of millions of dance lovers.

 

‘‘वी. अनुराधा सिंह‘‘
कथक नृत्यांगना

देश की सुविख्यात कत्थक नृत्यांगना सुश्री अनुराधा सिंह ने अपनी नृत्य साधना से अल्पकाल में देश-विदेश में ख्याति अर्जित की है । अपने मौलिक प्रयोगों की वजह से आपको एक अलग मुकाम हासिल हुआ है ।

आपने भारत के लगभग सभी प्रदेशों के अतिप्रतिष्ठित मंचों पर एकल कथक नृत्य के 200 से अधिक अति सफल मंच प्रदर्शन किये है । आपने कथक नृत्य में कई सफल प्रयोग किये तथा हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय नृत्य को उसकी शास्त्रीयता कायम रखते हुए नए आयाम दिए ।
आपने इसमें सबसे कठिन गणितीय लयकारी को पैरों के घुंघरूओं द्वारा हस्त व भाव संचालन में पिरो कर प्रदर्शन किया । आपने सन् 1987 में अपना पहला नृत्य प्रदर्शन भारत महोत्सव, रूस में किया । आपको कई सम्मान प्राप्त होे चुके है जिनमें से कुछ प्रमुख इस प्रकार है:-
वाकणकर सम्मान, कला मनीषी सम्मान, राजीव गांधी राष्ट्रीय सम्मान, अन्र्तराष्ट्रीय महिला उत्कृष्ट सम्मान, तूलिका सम्मान, राय प्रवीण सम्मान, इन्दिरा प्रियदर्शिनी सम्मान आदि है । आपने रायगढ़ घराने की कथक शैली को काफी प्रचारित किया है ।