Devmudraa is a trust promoted by chairman V.Soumyasree , eminent danseuse and scholar of Indian classical dance Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi. Devmudraa is a dance school dedicated to the noble cause of spreading awareness of Indian classical dance and Indian culture ., Dance as a cultural bridge spreading social harmony and spiritual well-being.
Aims and Objectives of the Trust :
- Creating awareness among young minds as well as nurturing yearning in the mature minds towards Indian cultural ethos.
- Helping dance learners to overwhelm cliche tic strictures associated with classical dance forms through experimentation.
- Using classical dance form as a dramatic expression for people from all walks of life.
- Using dance form as a therapy for differently gifted people.Using dance form as a cultural bridge introducing dance as a learning device in school.
- Organising and executing various dance performances bearing social themes using dance as a creative tool to tackle environmental issues.
- Propagating dance as an easiest and the most effective method of physical fitness.
Devmudraa trust and its board of directors strongly believe dance will prove itself as an essential catalyst for moral emancipation and cultural enhancement in the times of globalisation and frantic quest for identity in the modern society. The realm of dance will encompass all the elements involving human activity buzzing around the hub called life.It will help to stimulate, inspire and improve the quality of life for an individual engaging herself/himself in the activity of dance.
Our Accomplishments :
- Currently Devmudraa trust is imparting advanced training in Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi.
- Devmudraa trust has trained below poverty line farmer’s wives at IIRD, Bidkin for the first Conference on Organic Agriculture in New Delhi.
- Chairman of the Devmudraa trust has worked with physically challenged children at Bal Bhavan, Kanpur.
- Devmudraa trust is planning a production “Shubra Daitya” a dance ballet based on cotton growing farmer’s life in 0ctober 2010 in Aurangabad.
- Affiliated to Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Miraj in September 2007.
- Member of International Dance Council (C I D) UNESCO Paris.
- Member of India World Cultural Forum, New Delhi.
- Exponent of Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi, postgraduate in classical dance from Nalanda, University of Mumbai under the able guidance of Padmashri Dr. Kanak Rele .
- Cleared UGC-NET examination successfully. Trained in dance from early age as she belongs to the family of traditional Kuchipudi gurus and exponents Hyderabad (Dr. Uma Rama Rao, Smt.Sumathy Kaushal and Dr. Rajyalakshmi Seth).
- For last twenty years training students , has traveled widely and worked with many prestigious institutions.
- Performed in India at various festivals , conducted many workshops and lecture-demonstrations , taught students from different countries/cultures choreographed ballets , dance dramas with the amalgamation of classical , folk and fusion. Published articles in dance journals and dance online magazines.
The school hosts three main dance festivals every year :
- Samskriti – a festival of classical dances inviting professional dancers from all over the world in all classical dance forms.
- Celebrations – International Dance Day Celebrations , Culmination of two month long workshops for women and children in April every year on 29th April.
- Annual Dance Festival – Students of Devmudraa perform curriculam based pure Bharata Natyam performance as per their syllabus on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami every year in October.
Apart from the above, there are monthly performance series called Pratibha inviting very young and amateur dance artists and students to perform all classical dance forms. Giving an opportunity to the aspirants to explore and gain confidence as a performer.
We believe :
Dance can empower individuals and communities.
Theatre is a force that can unite, uplift, teach, build communities, inspire, and heal.
Our Motto :
Motto is participation, performance, perfection, preservation and progress.
Because the knowledge of dance is an art ,a therapy and education / vocation.