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Devi Girish

Artist Name: Smt Devi Girish
Place: Trivandrum, Kerala

Email : devu.thampi@gmail.com
Phone : (91) 9989268929

Vallakadavu P.O
Trivandrum 695008

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To explore and experiment the extensions of the body as well as to relate it to the theoretical constructs. More over to establish myself as a good human being and artist.


     ·  Currently pursuing Ph D in Dance (Kuchipudi) from University of Hyderabad under the supervision of Prof. Jonnalagadda Anuradha
·    Completed M.Phil in Comparative Literature on the topic Dance as Discourse:    Revisiting the performances of Gollakalapam and Theyyam from University of Hyderabad in June 2009.       
      ·  Completed Masters in Performing Arts (MPA) in DANCE from University of Hyderabad in Apr 2008.
      ·  Completed Bachelor degree in English Literature from University of Kerala in May 2005.


·   Started learning Kuchipudi Dance from the age of 12 under the guidance of                              
     Kalamandalam Sathyabhama
·   Started learning Mohiniyattam and Bharathanatyam Dance from the age of 10 under the guidance of Kalamandalam Sathyabhama
·   Done a project work on Theyyam analysing the Socio – Cultural aspects of it, part of my course work during Masters.
            ·    Guided by Prof. Jonnalagadda Anuradha in Masters program in University of    Hyderabad.
·    Trained in Contemporary Dance by Shri. Bharath Sharma


·    Attended a workshop on Movement Analysis, guided by Prof. Rajyashri Ramesh in 2009, at University of Hyderabad.
·   Attended a workshop on Yakshaganam, guided by Vedantam Radheshyam in year 2009, at University of Hyderabad .
·  Attended a workshop on Koodiyattam, guided by Margi Madhu in 2009, at University of Hyderabad.
·   Attended a workshop on Odissi guided by Illeana Citarsti in 2009, at University of Hyderabad .
·  Attended a workshop on Contemporary Dance, guided by Shri. Bharath Sharma in 2008 at University of Hyderabad.
·    Attended a workshop on Kuchipudi, guided by GURU Shri Vempati Chinna Sathyam at Kuchipudi Art Academy Chennai, in 2007.
·   Attended a workshop on Choreographic Patterns guided by Prof. V. Chandrasekhar in 2007, at University of Hyderabad.
·  Attended a workshop conducted on Acting by National School of Drama in 2006 at Hyderabad Central University.

·  Recipient of CCRT National Scholarship from the year 1998 in Bharathanatyam 
·  Reciepient of the title “Kalaratnam” in Swathi Tirunal Dance and Music Festival           (2001).
·  Kerala State Youth Festival’s State level winner in Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam in the year 1999.
·    Many other awards in
       District Level Kerala State Youth Festival (1995 – 2000)
       Sub District Level Kerala State Youth Festival (1991 – 2000)
       Inter- school Competitions (1995 – 2002)
       Inter – College Competitions (2002- 2005)

         ·  Presented a paper on Dance as Texts: Its Intertextuality in Interpretation, in the      International Conference on Diverse Harmonies: Literary and Cultural Confluences at University of Hyderabad in 2009.

·    Choreographed a Padam in Kuchipudi on Swati Tirunal Kriti, Ragam – Ananda Bhairavi, Tala – Adi.
·   Choreographed some experimental works like Bangles (Contemporary), Guha ( A fusion of Classical and Contemporary dance forms with the support of three variety of drums), Kisalaya ( A Fusion of Bharathanatyam and Mohiniyattam).


·   Performed for Eenam Awards, felicitating the Jnanapeeth Awardee O N V Kurup, the     programme was organized by Swaralaya at Dubai in November 2010.  
·   Performed for Festival of India in China, organized by ICCR under the leadership of Prof. J Anuradha in April 2010.
·   Performed in Kuchipudi Dance Festival at Kuchipudi in 2009.     
·  Performed in Chandalika, a dance drama choreographed by Shri. Vempati Chinna Satyam, production carried out by Prof. J. Anuradha in 2008 and 2009.
             ·     Performed in Contemporary dance production, NIGHTINGALE composed by Shri. Bharath Sharma at Bangalore and Hyderabad in 2007.
·   Performed in the cities of UAE with the crew of Kairali’s Mega Show in 2006.
·   Performed for International Film Festival in Kerala (IFFK) in 2005 and 2006.
·   Performed in many cities of Kerala.