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Department of Dance (Manipuri)

Dr M Macha Chaoreikanba

Designation Assistant Professor
Area of Interest Manipuri Dance
Highest Degree Ph D
  • Dr Ambedkar Fellowship National Award
  • International award “Umang Lai Haraoba Jagoi”

Brief Bio-Sketch
Dr Moirangthem Macha Chaoreikanba (Anil), born on 1st March 1970 at Kwakeithel Pukhri Achouba Mapal Akham Leikai, Imphal West . He got his M A Degree in Manipuri and PhD in Manipuri Dance from the Manipur University.

He is an awardee of Dr Ambedkar Fellowship National Award – 2010, in recognition of the Commendable Literacy, Social and Cultural Services by Bharatiya Dalit Sahitya Akademi and also an awardee of “Umang Lai Haraoba Jagoi” 2010 an International award by Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL). His works are citated by Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang-Ta Cultural Association, Irilbung, Imphal-East Manipur. He is also awarded as A-Grade artist of Doordarshan Kendra, India as a Classical Manipuri Solo Dancer in the year 2001. Awarded “Lourembam Tombi Gold Medal” in Post Diploma (P.G.) from JNM Dance Academy, 1999.

He is an awardee of Junior Fellowship in Cultural Works (Dept. of Human Resource Development Tourism and Culture, New Delhi) in Manipuri Dance, “Gooura Leela” under the guidance of Brindasabi and Naran, 2002-04. Awarded Junior Fellowship in different cultural fields (Manipur State Kala Academy) in Manipuri Dance, “Lai Haraoba” under the guidance of Ng. Kumar Maibi from 25-05-2000 to 24-05-2002.

He is recipient of Scholarship to Young Artist in different Cultural fields from Human Resource Development, Department of Culture, New Delhi, in Manipuri Dance (Raas) under the guidance of M Kaminikumar, (1997-99), in Manipuri Dance (Lai-Haraoba) under the guidance of R K Achoubisana (1993-95), and in Manipuri Dance (Solo-Composition) under the guidance of Th Babu Singh (1989-91) and merit scholarship from JNM Dance Academy, 1986-89.

He has given performances at Sweden, Katmandu and in variours notable national performances and competitions.

Dr Chaoreikanba served as Manipuri Dance Instructor at Hourakpam Sindam Voluntary Association, Kwakheithel (1994-2000) and Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang-Ta Cultural Association, Irilbung (2000-2005) and as Manipuri Dance and Music Instructor in Slope Land English School (2003-05).Presently he is serving as a Guest Lecturer (Dance) in the Department of Dance (Manipuri), Manipur University from 2005.

His area of interest includes Dance ( Manipuri Folk dance, Manipuri Classical Dance, Contemporary Dance, Creative Dance), Theatre (Choreography, Art Direction & Direction in Films, Shumang Leela & Drama) & Fashion (Designing, Model Designing & Choreography).

On the research front his area of interest is to reached out to the unseen Arts and Culture of Manipur and to share and educate the mass of this knowledge and to impart and illustrate the diverse forms of Arts through performance.