Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan is a celebrated and distinguished Indian classical dancer, Guru, choreographer, and a well-known social activist, researcher and motivational speaker...
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Unparalleled for her knowledge of Indian philosophy, mythology, iconography and their cumulative inter-linkages with dance, Sonal has performed, spoken and given motivational lectures in 87 countries of the world on five continents. She has held master classes, workshops, given lecture-demonstrations travelling to remotest corners of the world to share her joy in the beauty and wisdom contained in dance...

Times Now TV: Sonal explains the significance of Diwali

"Visual Poetry": Indian Express on Sonal's new production Nayikaa, based on Tagore's songs (Oct 22, 2011)

The Pioneer on Nayikaa

Article by Sandip Soparrkar in Asian Age about Sonal Mansingh: Powerhouse of Talent, Grace(Sep 22, 2011)



Nayikaa(2011) This production presents a beautifully etched picture of a woman in love in all the shades and nuances of the Ashta-Nayikaa genre. A string of lyrics by Tagore in which he has expressed the emotions and feelings of intense love of a woman, many a times in relation to different moods of Nature forms the tapestry of the presentation.

A leading exponent of Odissi, the ancient dance style of Orissa and with a background of intensive training in Bharatanatyam, Sonal Mansingh is also an innovative performer of Kuchipudi and Chhau. Her original choreographic works cover all these styles. She brings her own vision and creativity to Indian mythological stories as well as to contemporary issues, with her ...


My Views

In 1977, Sonal Mansingh founded the Delhi-based CENTRE FOR INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES (CICD) which has produced scores of stage productions and trained many students, some of whom have earned critical acclaim already...

A dancer is not just a dancer. She is part of this environment. She does not exist in a vacuum. Society and its happenings have an impact on all individuals, especially artists. If an art form does not reflect the existing milieu, it stagnates...


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