Anil Natyaveda, Co-Director, Navarasa Dance Theater.
Co-Director: Anil Natyaveda is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and a martial artist (kalari ppyattu) from Triuvanathapuram, India. Anil has trained in classical dance forms and has also trained in contemporary and aerial dance forms. He has a degree in dance from Sree Swathithirunal Music College, India. He has performed all over the world including at the Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, Asian American Theater Festival, USA and Edinburgh Dance Festival, Germany International Summer Theatre Festival, Hong Kong Art Festival and Khaguraho Festival. He has also performed and taught dance classes in USA, Canada and Germany. He choreographed for Indian films including Santhosh Sivan’s Anandabadhram. In 2008 the Kerala State Guru Gopinath Trust, India, honored him with the Natyaratnam award and in 2012 Shashstri Indo-Canadian Institute award for his contribution to Indian arts. He choreographed for Franco Dragone’s show in Germany. Critics have hailed him as an important contemporary choreographer creating original works.