Kala Roopam, Neighbourhood Dance School

Kala Roopam, Neighbourhood Dance School

S.Roopa (Founder and Director of Kala Roopam) is running a dance school, Kala Roopam at Iyyapanthangal, Porur and Akshaya colony, Mogappair. She is a disciple of Dr. S. Divyasena for the last 2 decades and had been learning Bharatanatyam (Pandanallur, also known as Kalakshetra style) under the school Divyanjali. She holds a master’s degree in Bharatanatyam from TamilNadu Music and Fine Arts University, Chennai, and M.Sc. Electronic Media from CEG, Anna University.
Roopa has received YuvaShakthi Youth Achievement Award for dance, Best performer award from Sri Parthasarathy Swamy sabha,Chennai (2018), Divyaarpita (2019) for her dedicated service at Divyanjali. She has participated in dance-drama productions, Television shows, online shows. Roopa worked as an editor for Essence and essentials of Rhythm, a book by Mridanga Vidwan BP Haribabu, participated in several paper presentations, and published articles. Roopa is also well trained in the art of wielding cymbals – Nattuvangam. She has performed in leading Sabhas and dance festivals across the country including the Mahabalipuram dance festival, Konark dance festival, Chidambaram Natyanjali etc. She is currently a Ph.D. research scholar at Vels University, Chennai working on integrating Bharatanatyam with mainstream school curriculum.

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