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The Traditions Engaged festival will be spotlighting senior Manipuri artist and guru, Darshana Jhaveri. She will be performing on Friday, October 1 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 7:00 PM. For tickets and registration for Tradtions Engaged, please visit this site: Registration.
Padmashri Darshana Jhaveri, one of the leading Manipuri artists of today, trained under Guru Bipin Singh. She is one of the four internationally renowned Jhaveri Sisters, whose name has become synonymous with Manipuri Dance. She began performing in 1958 and toured the world along with her sisters.
She is one of the founders of Manipuri Nartanalaya, which was established in 1972 in Manipur, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Her troupe represents some of the best Manipuri dancers, drummers, and musicians in the world. In addition to teaching and performing, Darshana Jhaveri is also a leading scholar and author of several texts on Manipuri dance. She has toured the world for the last 50 years, performing, teaching, and spreading awareness around Manipuri dance.
As a part of theTraditions Engaged Blog, Darshana Jhaveri shared their views on how she started with Manipuri Dance, her Guruji, and a variety of topics that are important to students and audiences of classical Indian performing arts. Check out the interview here: Interview with Darshana Jhaveri.