R. K. Singhajit Singh

Shri Singhajit Singh was born in Imphal in 1932 in a distinguished family of traditional artistes. He received training in Manipuri dance from some of the most eminent Gurus of the time, Guru Amubi Singh, Guru Thambal Angou Singh and Guru Chaoba Singh. He also received training in the art of playing the Pung. Shri Singhajit Singh has estab- lished himself as an outstanding performer and choreographer of Manipuri dance. He is the director and lead dancer of the Triveni Ballet since its inception in 1963. He has composed twenty full length dance-dramas and several other choreogra- phic works. His creative work represents an effective blend of various elements of Manipuri dance — Cholam, Jagoi and Martial Arts for an integrated artistic expression in the dance- drama form. He has performed widely in India and abroad and has received several honours including the Delhi Sahitya Kala Parishad Award and the Mani- puri Sahitya Parishad ‘Nritya Guru’ Award in 1975. For his eminence in the field of Dance and his contribution to its enrichment, Shri Singhajit Singh receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Creative and Experimental Dance for 1984.