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About Bimbavati Devi


Bimbavati Devi, being the daughter of renowned classical Manipuri dancers & dance exponents, Guru Bipin Singh and Guru Kalavati Devi, was initiated into the world of dance and music at a very tender age. Besides dancing, she has also undergone training in pung (Manipuri mridang) playing and the basics of Thang Ta (Manipuri martial art). As a solo and performing artiste of Manipuri Nartanalaya, one of the pioneer institutions of Manipuri dance in India founded by her parents and the well-known Jhaveri sisters, she has performed in various prestigious dance programmes and festivals of India and abroad. A classical dancer par excellence, Bimbavati is now engaged in empirical choreographies based on Manipuri dance and experimenting with new idioms that expand the vocabulary of movements, following the path shown by her father.


Bimbavati receiving Sangeet Natak Akademi's  Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2008 from its former Chairman, Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha

Some of her major performances in India and abroad:


Bullet Khajuraho Festival

Bullet Konarak Festival

Bullet Samrachna Festival

Bullet Vrindavan Sharadotsav

Bullet Uday Shankar Festival

Bullet Nishagandhi Festival

Bullet Vishwa Banga Sammelan

Bullet Soorya Festival,

Bullet Ghungroo Festival

Bullet Dharani Festival

Bullet Dhauli Mahotsav

Bullet Programs organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), India International Centre (IIC -New Delhi), India Habitat Centre (New Delhi)

Bullet Asia Festival in Helsinki (Finland)

Bullet Nehru Center in London (England)

Bullet Banga Sammelan in Lowell

Bullet Festival of India organized by the Asian Dance and Music Program, University of Massachusetts

Bullet Programme organized by the Musee Guimet (National Museum of Asian Arts), Paris

Bullet Workshops and lecture demonstrations at North Dakota State University, University of Massachusetts

Bullet National University of Singapore, programs and workshops organized by well known dance organizations of USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, and Australia.

Bullet In Oct 2010 she performed in the dance production Rhitu Samhara as one of the leading dancers along with other eminent dancers of various dance styles under the aegis of ICCR at various festivals of South Korea and at the very prestigious Bangkok’s 12th International Festival of Dance and Music. The entire production was supervised by Pt. Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen.


Bimbavati receiving the Sanskriti Award 2004 from Sheila Dikshit,
the Chief Minister of Delhi










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