S02E22:Pukhrambam Dhanajit sharing about Manipuri Dances.
Guest Speaker : Shri Pukhrambam Dhanajit Singh
Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India
Language: Podcast in Meitei-lon (Manipuri)
An interview with Shri Pukhrambam Dhanajit Singh, Manipuri dance teacher specialized in the field of Lai Haraoba and Manipuri classical dance. He has received many awards including Kalakshetra Guru National Award 2014, Indo-Nepal Friendship Manipuri Dance Guru Award 2014, Manipuri State Kala Academy Award in Manipuri Dance 2011 and many more.
He shares details about Lai Haraoba. He also spoke about very interesting perspective about the documentation status reflecting the practical movement and inner meaning of each dance form. He shares his journey, experiences as a Manipuri dance teacher leaving us with the question “How much are we retaining and learning Manipuri dance ? Are we having enough audiences ?”
It is encouraging to hear that there are good number of initiative from Manipuri students studying out Manipur, coming to learn Manipuri dance during their holidays and vacation. I was really lucky to get an opportunity to watch the different Manipuri dance form as part of the silver jubilee celebration of M4 House. I was even more happy to see the excitement amongst the students who performed on that day in learning something new.
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