Kalamandalam Sathyabhama, the Classical dancer passed away [ Current Affairs ]


About Kalamandalam Sathyabhama: Kalamandalam Sathyabhama who was the famous classical dancer is passed away in Palakkad district of Kerala at age of 77. Kalamandalam Sathyabhama was born in 1937 at Shoranur.

Image of Kalamandalam Sathyabhama

Image of Kalamandalam Sathyabhama

Famous classical dancer from Kerala

  • She was an Indian classical dancer and also choreographer.
  • She was popular in mohiniyattam.
  • She was also the first woman Vice Principal of Kerala Kalamandalam and later she became its Principal till her retirement in 1992.

About mohiniyattam:

  • Mohiniyattam is a classical dance form from Kerala, India.
  • It is originated in 16th century CE.
  • The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words “Mohini” means a woman who charms spectators and “aattam” means beautiful and affective body movements.
  • Thus the word “Mohiniyattam” exactly means “dance of the enchantress”.
  • It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
  • It is a very graceful form of dance which is a single performance by women.

Her achievements:

  • She received Padma Shri award in 2014.
  • She also received Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award in 1976.
  • She also honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1994.
  • She also got Kerala Government’s Nruthya Natya Puraskaram in 2005 and Kalamandalam Award in 1988.

- Published on: September 15, 2015