Bharata Natyam – Gana Smirnova

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Ganna Smirnova did her Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Classical Dance (Bharata Natyam) with the ICCR Scholarship from Triveni Kala Sangam under the legendary Guru Jayalakshmi Eswar 1998-2003 and empanelled as an artiste by ICCR since 2004. She is a teacher of Indian classical Dance and Yoga in the Department of Arts and Aesthetic Education in the T.G.Shevchenko National University since 2004 onwards. She has been training and teaching the students of the university as well as the enrolled students from outside. Since the year 2009 she is doing research work on the subject of Aesthetics of Indian Temple Dances Tradition and Contemporary World at the Department of Arts and Aesthetics of the T.G. Shevchenko National University Kiev, Ukraine.

She has done her Post Graduate Diploma with the specialization in choreography from the Kyiv National university of culture and art (1993-1997). She was conferred with the Ensemble Award by the Kyiv cultural city administration 2009, Natya Shiromani Award by the Cuttack Mahotsava and Natyaa Saaradhi Award by the Bharath Mahotsav 20012.

She has published Indian temple dances named as “Indian temple Dances Tradition, Philosophy and Legends” and published seven scientific research articles in various scientific Journals under the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on Indian aesthetics and philosophy.