Source: narthaki.com; Author: Vijay Shanker;

National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) presented a Manipuri dance lecture-demonstration by renowned dancer Darshana Jhaveri and her disciples Latasana Devi and Gyaneshwari at NCPA’s Little Theatre on 21st December. The presentation traced the significance, the social and religious aspect of Manipuri dances, its transition from the temples to the auditorium and the immense contribution of Guru Bipin Singh and the Jhaveri Sisters in placing Manipuri dance on the international platform. Late Nayana Jhaveri and her sisters Ranjana, Suvarna and Darshana, in spite of being non- Manipuris are credited for the promotion and propagation of Manipuri dances.

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