Profile details

Areas of expertise
Manipuri Ras Leela, Lai-Haraoba, Manipuri Classical Solo
Experience
more than 30 years
Awards

a) Won three Gold Medals

  1. Khuku Sarkar Gold Medal, 1983, JNMDA
  2. Rajpal gold Medal, 1983, JNMDA
  3. Guru Tarunkumar Gold Medal 2012

b) Dr. Ambedkar Fellowship Award, conferred by Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, 2005 in recognition the commendable literary Social & Cultural Service

Training in Classical

Learned Classical Solo Dance under:-

  1. Late Guru Ibopishak Sharma (Raasdhari) from childhood
  2. Late Guru Thiyam Tarunkumar Singh (National Awardee) specialising in both Tandava and Laisya style of Manipuri Classical Dance
  3. Late Guru Thingbaijam Babu Singh (Padmashree) specialising in Classical Solo creative composition
Participation National Festival

Participated in:-

  1. APANA UTSHAV at New Delhi in 1986
  2. Surja Festival at Trivandam 1994
  3. Khajuraho Festival (Solo Dance) in 1994,2011
  4. Kornak Festival, (Solo Dance) in 1988, 1997, 2009 & 2010
  5. Rajarshi Bhagyachandra National Festival of Classical Dance (Solo Dance) in 1993, 1995 and 2005
  6. 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore Solo Dance Festival at Shillong organised by ICCR, 2011
  7. Malwar Festival at Kalikat in 1996
  8. JNMDA Production “Loktak Eshei” ballet choreograph by W. Loken Singh
  9. JNMDA Production “Madan Basma” ballet, choreographed by Chaotombi Singh
  10. JNMDA Production “Sougandhikaharanam”
Participation International

Participated in:-

  1. Festival of India in MOSCOW in 1987.
  2. Indian Cultural Evening at Mandaly(Burma) 2015
  3. 11th Surindra Rajabhat International Folk Lore Festival at Thailand 2016
  4. INDIA & D R CONGO Cultural Evening 2016
  5. Manipuri Classical Dance at SAMVATII,Rangoon 2017
Dance-Drama & Solo Choreography

Choreographed:-

  1. PHISAROL-Thread of Life for Documentary Film of EMMRC, Manipur University 2000
  2. Maiyoknashi Eikhoi (based on HIV & AIDS) 2004
  3. Thawai (Manipuri Classical Solo Dance) based on Rabindranath Tagore poem Pran. 2011
  4. SAYON TARA(ManipurClassical GroupDance) 2013
  5. AVAAS an innovative Dance Drama( Manipuri & Bharat Naityam) based on Geet Govinda 2014
  6. Roop Barnan (Manipuri Classical Solo Dance) based on Gouranga Mahaprabhu. 2015
  7. Bhagyachandra & Taal Prabandha (ClassicalSolo & Group Dance) 2016
  8. Gouranga Barnan Solo Dance 2016
  9. Bhagirathi Ganga Dance Drama Based on Mahabharata 2016-17
Produce Raas Lila

 

  1. MAHA RAAS 2005
  2. NITYA RAAS LILA 2009
  3. BASANTA RAAS LILA 2016
  4. DIVA RAAS LILA 2017
Documentary film on Culture

Directed & Produced the following documentaries:-

  1. “Evolution of Raas Leela” in Manipur for Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Mumbai 2010.
  2. “Solo Dance in Manipur” for Doordarshan Kendra Imphal, Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India, 2008
  3. Eminent Person “Yumlembam Gambhini” Devi for Doordarshan Kendra Imphal, Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India, 2005
  4. “Pena” The Fiddle of Languor” PPC NE DDK Guwahati 2009
  5. “The Road to Explorefor” PPC NE DDK Guwahati 2002

Personal Details

Address
Nagamapal Soram Leikai, Imphal, Manipur
Educational Qualification
Bachelor of Arts, 1984, Manipur University
A-Grade Artistes DD National Empanel Artiste ICCR New Delhi
Professional Qualification
  1. Secured 1st Position in Diploma in Dance, 1983 J.N. Manipur Dance Academy
  2. Secured 1st class in Post-Graduate Diploma in Ras Leela, 1988, J.N. Manipur Dance Academy
  3. Secured 1st class in Post-Graduate Diploma in Lai-Haraoba, 1990 J.N. Manipur Dance Academy