SWAPNA SUNDARI Biography - Famous Poets and dancers


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Swapna Sundari has put Kuchipudi on the national map and has strived to keep the tradition alive at the same time. She has researched painstakingly into the temple danace traditions, indigenous to the region of Andhra Pradesh. This has resulted in the unearthing and reconstruction of a nearly defunct dance genre, Vilasini Natyam.


Hailing from an ancestry of scholars and musicians , swapna sundari’s initiation into dance was in Chennai, under Neela Balasubramaniam. She was trained in Kuchipudi under the renowned masters Pasumarthi seetharamaih and Vempati Chinna Satyam. She was imparted training in Bharatnatyam by K.N. Dakshinamurthi and adyar K. Lakshmanan. She has also specialized in the art of singing padams.


Swapna Sundari is the founder director of the duchipudi Dance Centre in New Delhi and has trained numerous students and produced several ballets. She is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan as well as the Sahitya Kala Parishad and Sangeet Natak academy Awards.