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About the Speaker:
Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant (Padma Shri & Eminent Indian Classical Dancer)
Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant, is a rare artist, who has brought the inspiring power of art to millions across the world. Ananda’s contribution over the last 45 years, straddles many facets of artistic endeavour – celebrated as one of India’s most eminent and extraordinary artiste – a prolific solo and ensemble performer, a dedicated Guru, a critically acclaimed choreographer, a brilliant scholar, an internationally sought after motivational speaker, a conscientious writer, an arts visionary and entrepreneur who conceptualised and produced a pioneering digital arts education application; all pointing towards a rare individual, who has harnessed the power of arts to transcend challenges of life, even as she battled a tryst with cancer.
A 2009 TED speaker, Anandas talk is ranked as one of 12 Incredible TED talks on cancer. A two time TEDxGateway speaker, Ananda’s international recognitions include being a speaker at the Inspire Series of the India Conference at Harvard University, in 2016, and an interview on BBC -World Service Radio for The Conversation on Breast Cancer, in 2017.
Ananda has been honoured with prestigious National awards – Padma Shri, & the Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar for Bharatanatyam. Ananda is a serving officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant (Padma Shri & Eminent Indian Classical Dancer) & Tharanga Goonetilleke (Critically Acclaimed Soprano) in conversation with Sonam Kalra (Singer & Composer)
Webinar Series: Breaking Barriers
Webinar Topic: The Power of Artistic Expressions in Transcending Challenges
About the webinar:
Tharanga Goonetilleke and Ananda Shankar Jayant dismantle the barriers that they came across while venturing their way into expressing arts. For them, passion and the power of mind are the two fundamental elements in artistic fulfilment.
Artistic expressions like singing and dancing have been equated with the Gods, and there many overlapping expressions that both the art forms portray. Music and Visual arts are like siamese twins, and inspire thousands of people to connect spiritually with themselves through their music. Artistic forms transcend all barriers and obstacles to find its way to the hearts of millions of people, and kindle a ray of hope in them.Tracing their journeys from childhood to their adult lives, Tharanga and Ananda walk you through the garden of possibilities in artistic endeavours and share their wisdom with the world.
Presented By Aditya Birla Group