Vidushi Priyadarsini Govind
Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Bharatanatyam
Smt Priyadarsini Govind a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Bharata Natyam is one of the foremost specialists of Abhinaya. A disciple of S.K. Rajarathnam Pillai of the Vazhuvoor school and Kalanidhi Narayanan, she is internationally known for her saattvikabhinaya. Priyadarsini is a vibrant performer, a sensitive choreographer, a much sought-after teacher and a brilliant scholar. she has performed at dance festivals of the Music Academy, Madras.at the Khajuraho Festival and at Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Swarna Samaroh. On foreign shores, Shrimati Priyadarsini has performed at prestigious events such as the Festival of India in France (1985), the Medina Festival in Tunisia (1998), the Milap Festival in Britain (2003-2005, 2007-2010), the Oriental Festival in France (2004), the Festival of India in Japan (2006), the Sifas Annual Festival in Singapore (2007), and the India Festival in the United States (2011).
Shrimati Priyadarsini Govind has received several honours for her work including the Kalaimamani title conferred by the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai ataka Manram; the Nritya Choodamani bestowed by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and many more. University of Silicon Andhra is proud to welcome her as Distinguished Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Bharata Natyam. Her presence would surely enrich the University.