Year Convenor Theme
1981-82
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
Unit and integration of the various theatrical arts in India( Unity in Diversity)
1982-83
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
Inter disciplinary studies of dance styles
1983-84
Dr Padma Subrahmanyam
The concept of Lasya in dance styles
1984-85
Lakshmi Viswanathan
Underatanding the Renaissance
1985-86
Lakshmi Viswanathan
Natya technique in Bharatanatyam shastra
1986-87
Prof CV Chandrashekar
Nrtta and Abhinaya
1987-88
Dr Kanak Rele
Innovation
1988-89
Dr Kanak Rele
Concept of theatre tradition in Natyam
1989-90
Prof CV Chandrashekar
Angahara
1990-91
Sudharani Raghupathy
Indian Classical Dance- Pat, Present and Future and the emerging trends
1991-92
Sudharani Raghupathy
Lasya in Natya
1992-93
Sonal Mansingh
Concept of Rasa and Bhava
1993-94
Sonal Mansingh
Contemporary poetry in Indian languages and integral approach to dance
1994-95
VP Dhananjayan
Evolutionary and innovative changes in Bharatanatyam
1995-96
VP Dhananjayan
The concept of Purush or the male in dance
1996-97
Chitra Visweswaran
Dance An interdisciplinary activity
1997-98
Chitra Visweswaran
The Joy of Dance
1998-99
Kalanidhi Narayanan
 
1999-2000
Kalanidhi Narayanan
 
2000-01
Anita Ratnam
Writing Dance
2001-02
Anita Ratnam
Choreography in India
2002-03
Leela Samson
Architectural space in dance
2003-04
Leela Samson
Philosophy of art in Indian dance
2004-05
MV Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi
Bhava in Bharatanatyam
2005-06
MV Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi
Folk Dances
2006-07
Bharathi Shivaji
Tradition and its challenges today
2007-08
Bharathi Shivaji
Music in Indian Dance
2008-09
Ananda Shankar Jayant
Ramayana in Performing Arts