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Menaka Thakkar to receive Governor General’s Award

By Jacqueline Hansen
  • Menaka Thakkar / Photo by David Hou

 

Menaka Thakkar, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, is among the six artists chosen as the laureates of this year’s prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Thakkar is widely recognized as a pioneer of Indian classical dance in Canada. The GGPAA Foundation describes the annual award as “Canada’s highest honour for the performing arts recognizing Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched the cultural life of our country.” The Canadian artists will be honoured at a gala in Ottawa on June 1st, 2013. 

 

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