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Dr. Vasanth Kiran

HOD [ Department of Performing Arts ]
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Dr. Vasanth is one of the foremost names in the field of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi today. He is an honorary member of the International Dance Council, UNESCO, France and World Dance Alliance, Australia, Society of Dance History Scholars, USA and Dance Research Forum, India.

He holds a Masters and Doctoral degrees in Dance and has been extensively involved in the academic field of performing arts. He is actively involved in the boards of universities and is an external examiner to Bangalore University, (Nalanda) Mumbai University, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and many more. Dr Vasanth also holds a Ph.D., MPhil and MBA degrees from Marshall University, USA and is a Professor of Marketing and a sought after speaker. He is currently a visiting faculty for the University of Pisa, Italy, Goethe University, Germany, Paris School of Business, France and many more, both in the areas of Business Management and Dance.

He has represented India for performances and workshops in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Austria, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, and Russia, to name a few. Prof Vasanth has published research papers on the Performing Arts and Business in reputed international and national journals in India and abroad, apart from being on the Editorial Board and reviewer for esteemed journals. 

He is known for his intricate choreographic techniques and vibrancy in dance. His skills as ‘nattuvanar’ are well recognized. Bhaavayami Raghuramam, Pacharama Kshetramulu, Amantrayate Dwarakapathi, Dasara Krishna and Nayaka Chatwaram are very well received choreographies. He has obtained many awards, including one from the President of India. He is currently Head of the Department, Department of Performing Arts, Alliance University, Bangalore.


Research paper presentations

  1. ‘Redefining Guru-shishya Parampara – Drawing balance between Oral, Textual And Digital Tradition (‘digidition’) to Gen Y’, presented at the National conference organised by Mumbai University and UGC 2015 at the Nalanda Dance Research Centre


Case Study Publications

  1. ‘Voice culture’, in Naad Nartan Journal of Music and Dance, January 2016, with Suchetan Rangaswamy


Article Publications

  1. ‘Indian Classical Dance Education: Issues and Imbibing Management skills’, in Nrityanjali - World Dance day edition, May 2015
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