Name : MANJIRI PATWARDHAN Address : 401, PATIDAR COMPLEX OPP. RAMESH PATEL ESTATE MANJALPUR, BARODA.390011
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Date of Birth : 26TH January 1971
Educational Qualification: D A N C E
Started studying DANCE at the age of Seven, Passed DIPLOMA IN KATHAK, with First Class FIRST under the able guidance of Shri Harish Gangani, from Faculty of Performing Arts. M.S. University of Baroda.
Passed Bachelor in Performing Arts Degree in KATHAK (1993) and won late Shri Chandrakala Gangani Gold Medal. Stood First Class First in Faculty of Performing Arts, M. S. University Baroda, under the able guidance of Pt. JAGDISH GANGANI.
Passed B. Mus., in KATHAK with FIRST CLASS FIRST in Gujarat from Gandharva Maha-Vidyalaya,Ahmedabad in 1994.
A C A D E M I C
- Passed B.A., (1992) in Hindi & Sanskrit from M. S. University of Baroda.
- Passed M.A., (1995) in Hindi & Sanskrit from M. S. University of Baroda.
At present serving with New-Era Senior Secondary School (CBSC), BARODA as a Dance Instructor Since July 1999.
A C H I E V E M E N T S
- Won late Shri. Chandrakala Gangani Gold Medal of recital (with group of Guru Pt. JAGDISH GANGANI) AT NATESHWAR NRITYA KALAMANDIR, Baroda 1991.
- Two days KATHAK recital in the group of Pt. JAGDISH GANGANI, at BARODA (1992)
- A dance recital with the group of Pt. JAGDISH GANGANI at the 79th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS, held at Baroda (1992)
- Gave a KATHAK solo recital twice by invitation at the Central School, for Music Teacher’s Seminars at Baroda (1992)
- Gave several KATHAK solo recitals on different Religious Festivals, held at Baroda and other prominent cities of GUJARAT like SURAT, AHMEDABAD, and RAJKOT, AHWA & DANGS and other cities / places.
- Was twice invited to give a KATHAK solo recital in the KAL–KE–KALAKAR and “SWAMI HARIDAS SANGEET SAMMELAN” held by SUR SINGAR SANSAD and awarded SHRINAGAR MANI AWARD (1993)
- Organized a solo full length KATHAK Dance recital on 14th Sept., 1993 at M. S. University of Baroda.
- Won First Prize in KATHAK DANCE in the YUVAK MAHOTSAV FESTIVAL, of Gujarat State on State level in 1994
- Stood FIRST CLASS FIRST in VISHARAD Examination held by BRIHAD GUJARAT SANGEET SAMITI, of Gujarat at Ahmadabad in 1994
- Also passed all the dance examination held by “GANDHARVA MAHAVIDYALAYA OF MAHARASHTRA AT BARODA.”
- Also passed the Tabla Examination held by GANDHARVA MAHAVIDYALYA OF MAHARASHTRA AT BARODA” with first class in 1994.
- Gave solo Programmed in YOUTH FESTIVAL Organized by DADAR MATUNGA CULTURAL CENTRE, Mumbai on All India Basis (1995)
- PRAVESHIKA PURNA TABLA examination held by GANDHARVA MAHVIDYALAYA, MAHARASHTRA, at Baroda.
- Done “Gokarna Mahabaleshwar” Choreography successfully for “BHAVAN’S HIGH SCHOOL (V.M. Public School) Baroda in the Year 1996
- Played in Documentary TELE FILM named HAVELI SANGEET produced by DOORDARSHAN, Gujarat Govt., Directed by Sanskar Desai of Mumbai (1995)
- Invited as CHOREOGRAPHER by LITTLE FLOWERS SCHOOL, for their dance programme-1996.
- Directed & Performed a dance in Gujarati TV Serial named “Saraswati Chandra” Produced for Channel Zee Gujarati, Directed by Mr. Salim Mehta & Paresh Mehta.
- Best Choreographer Award for the Folk dance at Shimla in 2006 by All India Artist association, Shimla Mumbai.
- Awarded as the best Solo Dancer in Kathak at Shimla in 2006 by All India Artist Association, Shimla Mumbai.
- Awarded NRUTYA BHUSHAN for Solo performance of Kathak & for the contribution in the field of dance at Cuttuck in 2006, by All India theatre Olympiad Utkal yuva sanskrutik sangh Orissa.
- Invited in International dance festival to perform Kathak and Group dance. Organized by Utkal yuva sanskrutik sangh Cuttuck, Orissa in 2007.
- Perform in Kathak utsav at Vadodara, organize by Kathak Kendra new delhi on 1st December 2008.
- Attend and participated Modern Dance and Choreography work shop conducted by Prof. Janet Lilly of Wisconsin, USA in 2009.
- Went to Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden in May 2010 for lectures-demonstrations and performance on Kathak Dance and Folk Dance.
- Worked as a counselor in the field of Kathak Dance for a film and documentary name “Saptadhara” by Education Department Government of Gujarat in 2011.
- Invited for currier counseling and lecture demonstration on Indian classical dances by well known schools of Baroda.
- Choreographed and staged ‘Meghdootam’ a dance ballet at various places on public demand, 2014.
- Performed pure Kathak dance and Folk dance at Garudeshwar, 2014.
- Choreographed and performed various Folk dances of India in India and abroad.
- Choreographed dance ballet ‘Lilawati’ based on Mathematics, 2012.
- Choreographed dance ballet on Shivaji for World Inter school competition at Luknow,2013.