Lifetime Achievement Awardee Smt. Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala & Students
Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala is a leading proponent of Bharatanatyam, which is a South Indian classical dance form that has its pedigrees deep rooted in Indian history. Parvathi’s profound understanding, ardent devotion and relentless practice of this intricate art form have earned her an exceptional name in the fraternity of performing arts. Her multi-faceted persona, comprising that of a vibrant Performer, a versatile Choreographer, a loving Teacher of Bharatanatyam and an enthusiastic Festival Director, make her one of the torchbearers, whose endeavor is to carry forward the dance legacy in the many years to come.
Parvathi’s tutelage under renowned Gurus Kalaimamani Smt. Krishnakumari Narendran, Padma Bhushan Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan and Shri. Seetharama Sharma has tremendously helped her learn the nuances of the dance form. Having started learning dance at a tender age, the dance journey of this artiste spans over three decades. She debuted (Arangetram) in the year 1978 at Chennai, in the presence of the then Governor of Tamil Nadu Sri. Pabhudas Patwari and Justice Maharajan. Propelled by an unending quest for knowledge, Parvathi facilitates and participates in a number of workshops and is an avid learner too. She believes that there is always something new to learn about dance and that there are no frontiers to learning the subject.