Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Obit/Tribute - Prabhavathi Gopal Shastry

Prabhavathi Shastry started her training in Bharatanatyam from Ramakrishna Alva and Jayalakshmi Alva from the Chitrambalam Dance Center in Mumbai. She also learnt Kathak from Pandit Hazarelal for some time. With the encouragement of her husband G M Gopal, she started her own dance school Gayathri Nrithyalaya in 1975 in Bangalore and brought many dancers to the field of Bharatanatyam. She performed in many dance festivals all around India. She was the founder member of Vidya Vardhaka School's Lalitha Kala Academy at Rajajinagar (Bangalore) where she was the dance director. She was fondly called by her friends and colleagues as Tripura Sundari. She choreographed many dance dramas like Samudra Mantana, Ramayana, Mohini Basmasura, Nava Shakthi and folk dances of India feature called Bharath Darshan.

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