Kalashri Guru Smt.Rangashree is a performing Bharathanatyam
danseuse, choreographer and teacher from Bangalore. She has
had training from Gurus who belong to the Mysore, Pandanallur
and Vazhavoor schools. She had the privilege of guidance from
Dr. K.Venkatalakshamma and Smt Kalanidhi Narayanan in the
field of abhinaya. Exposure to different traditions has helped
Rangashree to develop her own inimitable style by making use
of the best of each tradition.
by the tremendous success of her debut performance in June
1983 and the encouragement she got, Rangashree has never looked
back. She has since performed in all the major sabhas and
for many premier organizations in the country which include
Bangalore Gayana Samaja, Malleswaram Sangeetha Sabha, Indian
Institute of World Culture, 1.C.C.R (EFCEP), Bharathiya Vidya
Bhavan, Pavani, Karnataka Nrithya Kala Parishad, Bangalore
Lalitha Kala Parishad, Prasiddha Foundation , NUPURA and KlNKlNl
Nrithyotsavas, Dakshini (SAARC summit), International Dance
Alliance,Somnathpur Utsav, Dusserah festival at Mysore among
others. She has also performed at Vishakapatnam, Cuduppah
(A.P.), Delhi (ICCR and Karnataka Bhavan), Mumbai (NCPA) and
she has performed in the NRITYOTSAVA jointly organized by
the Music Academy and Kala Mandir 'Trust, Spirit of Youth
concerts of the Music Academy, Talent Promotion Programme
of the Indian Fine Arts Society in which she was declared
the BEST DANCER of the series, Fine Arts Foundation (India),
Nungumbakkam Cultural Academy and in KINKINI Nrithyotsava.
She was honoured by Dr.Balamuralikrishna's
Vipanchee and Kalaimagal sabha, Chennai at Madras Music Academy
with Gold Medal for her achievements as a performer, choreographer
also performed at the NATYANJALI festival at Chidambaram and
NRITHYOTSAVA organized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
sponsored jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the Sangeet
Natak Akademi, New Delhi for a concert tour of Manipur State
under the Inter-State Cultural Exchange programme.
invitation from the Stage of Sharjah, an Indo-Arab Cultural
Rangashree visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) in May 1987
and gave recitals at
Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
1994 Rangashree visited Malaysia, SriLanka, Singapore and
Thailand where she gave twenty-one (21) performances.
on the "Reference Panel of Artists" of the Indian
Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) for assignments abroad.
In her recent tour of USA, Canada and UK, she gave 12 recitals,
conducted 3 workshops and several lec-demos.
has choreographed and presented many features, both solo and
group, which include KRISHNANJALI, SHANTALA, MALAVIKA-AGNIMITRA,
ANANDA THEERTHA VAHINI and RAMAYANA DARSHANA.
has been a recipient of many awards and prizes. She was a
recipient of the scholarship awarded by the Karnataka Sangeetha
Nrithya Academy and the Department of Culture, Government
India for advanced training. Even as a student, she has represented
the Bangalore University in the inter-University Youth Festival
(UNIFEST) at the zonal and national levels at Annamalainagar,
Vishakapatnam and New Delhi. She has also presented programmes
at the National Youth Festivals and at NAMYFEST 1985
and was a consistent prize winner.
was featured in several national and international conferences
and seminars in the cultural part of the programme. She also
took part in the Indo-Soviet Festival and the World Kannada
Meet at Mysore.
An "A" Grade artist of Doordarshan, Rangashree has
appeared in the National network besides Delhi and Bangalore
Doordarshan. SUN TV also telecast her programme from Chennai.
is a post graduate in Mass Communication & Journalism,
which helps her to contribute dance related articles for various