(A non-profitable Foundation for art and research)
Programmes and Schemes
Noopura Bhramari successfully conducted the annual conference, the first of its kind in Karnataka, on 20th of February 2012 at the Nayana Auditorium, Bangalore. The National level Dance research conference for 2013 conducted on 15th February at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Dance Research symposium held in February and August 2018 was organised with the collaboration of ‘Kalagowri’ Bengaluru was another remarkable credit. In 2019 July South zone level Dance research symposium organised with collaboration of Nirmiti, Bengaluru. Organizing such symposiums annually in order to provide a platform for the art-related researchers by fulfilling their educational/cultural requirements has been our commitment.
Publishing and providing books on dance-related researches and old treatises to the dance students, researchers and also to the Sahridayas is one of the major aim. A book titled ‘Nritya Marga Mukura’, authored by Manorama. B.N, which gives an analytical approach to the way of dance, has already been published in the year 2010 and appreciated by the scholars. ‘Bharata Natyabodhini’ a bilingual ( Kannada+ English) text book for Bharatanatya education at the pre-primary, primary and post-primary stages released at Dance research Symposium August 2018. This book was co-published by Kalagowri organization.
Nayikantaranga– Research Book on Nayikas by Dr Dwaritha Vishwanatha is another remarkable publication by Noopurabhramari which was highly appreciated by veteran scholars.
All these books are helpful for Karnataka State Board/Gandharva Mandal/ Nāṭyaśastra/Competitive/Eligibility/Entrance Exams. Interested can order the books.
In the present scenario of art research field, bringing out a Research journal is understood to be absolute necessity. In this regard, there is neither any documentation nor internationally registered magazines with media and academic background, to publish the opinions of researchers, or their writings. Hence, comprising a committee of resource persons, we brought Dance Research Journal which was being printed earlier and now its online.
Noopura Bhramari, a bi-monthly magazine had been one of the important achievements. Since 10 years, different aspects in the field of art has been specially located and published. The works which have not been touched upon by any other magazine has been taken up. It has brought out a directory on research work done till now in the field by various researchers of the various universities in and around Karnataka. This work would help not only on availing references for research, but also eliminate the possibilities of duplication in the research topics.
The other remarkable initiatives are- documenting the 100 years of development in Dance styles, group interview of artistes/scholars on Dance research, portraying Yakshagana female characters; publishing write-ups, articles, and research based papers that express contemporary thoughts and show different dimensions. This has been a non-profitable magazine run by the interest got by the fixed deposits, kept as an initial saving amount by the Editor and the readers of the same.
Noopura Bhramari Foundation has a wing on Dance Research, which is an forum exclusively meant for creating opportunities for objective studies and systematic research in dance culture. This wing is formally inaugurated on February 20, 2012 (the Mahashivarathri day), at Nayana auditorium at Bangalore.
The wing is the result of exchange of thoughts and ideas over the years among a few thinkers dedicated to dance to come up with a scheme for identifying the problems in the field of dance, the challenges in the field of research and the responsibilities attached to these and finding appropriate solutions and methodologies. Dedicated researchers/students may become members of the Wing and get assistance for smoothly carrying on futuristic research activities.
The wing is not only meant for dancers, researchers or specific category who possess the qualification related to dance/music; but also the general public from any vocation as well as students, parents who interested to give new initiatives and wish to do research in coming days.
Aspirations of the Wing
Manorama B.N. (Convener, Administration section Supervisor)
Dr. Shobha Shashikumar (Performance wing head)
Vishnuprasad N (Treasurer)
Vidwan Korgi Shankaranaryana Upadhyaya (Faculty)
Shalini Vittal (Office, Programme and Documentation Committee supervisor)
The Foundation has formulated policies towards unidentified tasks that would contribute and facilitate holistic research. Expert sessions has been included. Everything and anything for inspiring quality research work amongst researchers has been taken up. Any person can sponsor special lectures, commemoration lectures. Outstation activities such as lecture / seminar are also arranged. Conducting of academic sessions, holding periodic academic classes on Natyashastra(Kannada and English), Nattuvanga(Kannada), Research(Kannada and English), Cultural journalism (Kannada and English and Puraana katha( Kannada); have all been some important and varied activities that Noopura Bhramari has associated with and shouldered responsibilities efficiently and with a distinct identity. Dr Manorama B N, Dr Shobha Shashikumar, Vidwan Korgi Shankaranarayana Upadhyaya, Mr. Arjun Bharadhwaj, are the faculties for different sessions.
The youngsters being the torch bearers of our culture need to understand the field thoroughly. Hence such programs has been organized to introduce different aspects of Dance and provoke their thoughts. An academic insight is given at such sessions. The motto behind is to promote a theoretical approach that would inspire and evolve their performing capabilities which is again a research orientation to students. Already it has conducted State level quiz programs and elocution contests for the students ; on the occasion of National level Dance research conference -2013. Also research oriented dance performances has been arranged by Smt. Megha Shrinivas, Smt. Sangeeta Iyer and Smt. Madhulika Srivatsa and conferred with certificates.
Dance performance by renowned dancers/scholars are part of the foundation activities. So far 9 main programmes has been organised.
It is heartening to find the unfathomed distance walked by the foundation in such short span. This has been possible by the growing strength of members, their support and involvement which again is only expanding the horizons of vision, morale as well as the responsibility of the forum.
Hence the foundation, earnestly looks forward for patronage, encouragement and manpower to be able to successfully achieve its goals.
The foundation seeks and hopes to be supported in very possible way by a sympathetic patron. We humbly request for your assistance and co-operation, we appreciate your kind co-operation and promise that the donations shall be utilized in a proper manner.
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