Vani Madhav

Vani Madhave is an Odissi dancer, born and brought up in Orissa, with over 25 years of experience in dancing coupled with 15 years of teaching experience. Vani Madhav, disciple of late Guru Deba Prasad lineage through Guru Gajendra Panda and Guru Sudhakar Sahu, is one among the very few young Odissi dancers of India, who earned the cynosure of the media and critics as extra ordinarily brilliant during the last decade and a half. She made her debut at the age of six under the tutelage of Guru Gajendra Panda. Currently Vani Madhav is settled down in, Bangalore.

Guru lineage
A disciple of late Guru Deba Prasad Lineage through Guru Gajendra Panda and Guru Sudhakar Sahu. Debut on stage at the age of six under the guidance of Guru Gajendra Panda.

Prestigious Festivals:
Chitra Durga Festival: Organized by Ananya Foundation,Chitradurga, Karnataka
Hampi Utsava 2006: Organized by Dept of Kannada & Culture, Karnataka at Hampi
Bhartham Mansoon Festival: organized by Bharatham, Trissur, Kerala during June 2006.
Raj Bhavan,Chennai. Performed during November, 2003
Kadamba Utsava: Organized by Dept of Kannada &Culture, during Jan 2006.
Festival performances: Performed at various dance festivals held at Udaipur, Rajasthan, Ooty, Kolkatta,Varanasi,Raipur and at Shantiniketan, gauhati.
Featured in the Natyanjali2005 dance festival at Chidambaram and Kumbhakonam.

Prestigious Performances:
Performed at Indian Telugu Academy for Shankranti, Jan 2007, in Chennai
Performed for World Dance Day at Alliance Franchise: 2006
Medikery for cultural programs: 2006
Performed for BTM cultural Academy ,Bangalore for their fourteenth anniversary
Performed for Kerala Engineers association at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium—2006
Performed at National Seminar on “Best Practices in Library and Information Services”organized by Dept.of Kannada and Culture:2006
Performed at Mantapa Gruha for their cultural evenings: 2005
Performances at festivals of dance held at Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Rayagadha, Barhampur, Chatrapur, Chennai, Shimoga (Karnataka),
At the Bangalore Branch of Sri Edneer Math, Koramangala, Bangalore.
Keshava Samskrithi Sabha, ISRO Lay out, Bangalore. "Mantap Gruha", Seshadripuram, Bangalore.
Rasa Sanje: Performed in 36th festival of Venkatesha Natya Mandira's
Damaru Mahotsava: Performed in damaru mahotsava organised by Ponnambalam Academy of Music & Dance on the occasion of Mahashivaratri
Doordarshan Bhubaneshwar
Lalithakala parishad, Bangalore

Unique Jugalbandhi of Odissi performed along with bharatanatyam dancer in prestigious Arudra Festival 2005.
Performed with Kathak and Bharatnatyam Dancers for BTM Cultural Ascademy for their Annual Festival.
Performed with Kuchipudi,Kathak dancers for Kerala Engineers Association for thei Annual meet.

Gold medal at National Youth Festival held under the aegis of Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai,
Silver medal at the East Zone Inter University Youth Festival held at Shantiniketan and Gauhati.
Several other prizes at district and State level dance competitions.

Judged for Competitions:
Invited as a Judge for Jaya T.V. for their weekly(Sunday) show “for Dance compitition “TAKA DHIMI TAM”
Judged for various comptitions held at Garden city college ,Bangalore
Invited as a Dance Judge for dance compitiotions held at various schools and colleges in Berhampur and Chatrapur(Dist.Ganjam,Orissa)

lecture Demonstration in Kendriya Vidyalaya , Chennai

Kala Vikash Kendra ,chatrapur(dist,ganjam, orissa)----1987 to 1989 and 1993 to1994
De Paul School , Berhampur (orissa) during1991 to 1993
Jayashree Chemicals Public School, Dist Ganjam, Orissa for their annual day
Summer camp held at Chennai during 2003
At present in Bangalore

Media Publicity :
Eenadu Tamilnadu Edition
Jaya TV: For their weekly dance show
Hindu –Bangalore Edition
Prajavani , daily newpaper of Karnataka
Indian express ,Bangalore Edition
Hindu—,Kerala Edition
Matrubhumi---Malayalam Daily

Professional Qualification:
Accomplished degree in “Nrutya Visharad” in first class from Akhila Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyala Mandal, Bombay.
“Sangeet Bhaskar” with First class distinction, from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh.

Academic Qualification:
B.A, LL.B.
Diploma in Travel Management.

English, Hindi, Oriya & Telugu

Music and Socializing

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