Priti Patel Details


Priti Patel

Priti Patel is a well acclaimed Manipuri dancer, initiated into the world of classical dance at an early age of 5. Through the rigorous training she underwent under her Gurus, she excelled as a danseuse in this form of dance and specifically in the Vaishnavite Ras Leela form of the Manipuri dance tradition. She has presented her dance widely at festivals in India and abroad. She has established the Anjika Centre for Manipuri Dance and Movement Therapy in Kolkata and Imphal, where she imparts training to young dancers and conducts research and documentation on dance. Priti Patel has received several honours in appreciation of her work including the Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for excellence in classical dance, the Uday Shankar Dance Award, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Manipuri dance.