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Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, a Bharatanatyam Indian dancer from Mastic, New York, accepts her NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.

Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan, a Bharatanatyam Indian dancer from Mastic, New York, accepts her NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, “Kamala Lakshmi Narayanan is a master of south Indian classical dance whose name is synonymous with the art form. She is both a performer who has danced before queens, prime ministers, and presidents and a teacher who has trained students for the past three decades.”