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Mythili Anoop

Mythili Anoop, Mythili Anoop As a Mohiniyattam artist Mythili Anoop has trained at a young age under Kalamandalam Kshemavathy, later at Nalanda (Mumbai) and in Shrutilaya (Mumbai) founded by Sunanda Nair. Her primary guru and greatest influence is Smt Gopika Varma with whom she has had a long association. She has also trained for brief periods under Kalamandalam Leelamma and Kalamandalam Radhika. She has been teaching Mohiniyattam at 'Dasyam' at Bangalore, an institute founded and directed by Gopika Varma.

Mythili Anoop has given several performances with her guru's troupe and in solo at venues such as Music Academy, Madras, Doha Cinemas, Qatar, Andhra Dance and Music Festival, Vishakapatnam, Konark Festival, IDA Programmes, Bangalore, Navaneetham Monsoon fest, Regional Theatre, Thrissur, Vasantholsavam, Chennai, NIAS (IISc Campus), Thanjavur Amma Veedu, Trivandrum. Her performances have been reviewed positively by renowned critics such as G S Paul and Dr Suryaprasad.

Mythili Anoop has also consistently topped in academics since school days, and was a university topper for Graduation. Her academic abilities were fortified and tested at the Humanities and Social Sciences department of IIT Bombay from where she completed her doctoral studies under the scholar-musician Prof. Milind Malshe. She combined her scholarly talent and passion for dance in her thesis: 'The Performative Semiotics of Mohiniyattam', a non-traditionalist, critical and insightful study of the dance for which she received a research fellowship from the UGC.

In Nov 2012, Mythili Anoop presented a lec-dem at Congress on Research in Dance in Albuqueuque, a pioneering body in the US on dance research. Her other papers and publications are 'Creativity and the Code: Training in Mohiniattam' (Published in the international Routledge publication, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training), 'The Dancer as 'Symbol' and Symbols in Dance: Mallarme's "Ballets" and 'Classical Indian Dance' (Published in Critical Inquiry), 'Natya, Rasa and Abhinaya as Semiotic Principles in Classical Indian Dance' (to be published in the international journal by Mouton de Gruyter, Semiotica), 'Dancing 'Shiva': Glimpses into Compositions of Shiva in Mohiniyattam (forthcoming), The 'Classical' and the 'Contemporary': Exploring the Dynamic in Mohiniattam',(presented at the CPracsis conference in IIT Chennai), 'Performativity: Structure, Process and Play in the Languages of Dance and Music' (presented at an international conference on Language and the Construction of Reality at IIT Bombay), and 'Dance: A Universal and Unique Human Expression' presented at the Institute of World Culture.

Telephone: 07829453959
E-mail: mythilianoop@gmail.com

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