Ananda Shankar Jayant

Fighting cancer with dance

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Filmed Jan 2009 at TEDIndia 2009
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Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.

Ananda Shankar Jayant
/ Dancer and choreographer

With precision and sparkling grace, Ananda Shankar Jayant performs and teaches the classical dance styles of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi.  Full bio.

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