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Dr. M Thoiba Singh

Designation: Assistant Professor

Specialization: Percussion

Contact:

Email: m_thoibasingh [AT] yahoo.com

Ph.D. in Pung from Manipur University
M.A. in Manipuri from Manipur University
B.A. (Manipuri) from Manipur University

Website: http://manipuruniv.ac.in/faculty/222

POSITIONS HELD

  • Head i/c Department of Dance, Manipur University, Canchipur,(2010-2013) 
  • Academic Council member and Faculty Council Member of Manipur University (2010-13) 
  • Board of Studies member of Department of Dance, Manipur University (2010-2013) 
  • Selection Committee Member of Ministry of Culture, New Delhi (2013- onward) 
  • Officer in charge in the Examination of B.A, in Dance, Manipur University (2010-13)
  • Founder Director (Honorary), Sanchaali (A Centre For Performing Arts), Haobam Marak Ngangom Leikai, Imphal since 1999 till date
  • Visiting Guru (Pung), Dance & Music Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001-2004 
  • Recognized artist of Sangeet Natak Academy, ICCR, Department of Culture, Govt. of India, Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre etc.(1982-onward)

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Awarded DR.B.R. Ambedkar National Award, 2014
  • Honour of participated in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games (1982) New Delhi for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.
  • Honour of participated in the opening ceremony of the 13th World Festival Youth and Student, (1989) Pyongyang North Korea for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.
  • Honour of participated in the opening ceremony of the Seattle International Children's Festival, (1993) USA for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.
  • Honour of participated in the opening ceremony of the India Festival (1996) Dhaka, Bangladesh for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.
  • Awarded Ranganiketan World Tour Award,(1993) USA for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.
  • Awarded Gujarati Samaj of Houston, USA INC. for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung., 1993
  • Awarded Kh. Ahong Singh Memorial Award (1997) for contribution to Manipuri Music Pung.

FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS AND CERTIFICATE

  • Senior Research Fellowship, (SRF) awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2010-12.
  • Junior Research Fellowship,  (JRF) awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 2000- 2002
  • Fellowship awarded by the Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal Govt. of Manipur to pursue studies, both Practical and Theoretical, in Manipuri Music Pung,1997-1999.
  • Scholarship awarded by the Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal Govt. of Manipur to pursue studies, both Practical and Theoretical, in Manipuri Music Pung,1987-1989.
  • As a Resource person produced four educational films on Goura Leela, Udukhol Leela, Gosta Leela and Tala system of Manipuri Nata Sankirtana sponsored by Educational Multimedia Research Centre, (EMMRC) Manipur University, Canchipur, 2009

INTERNATIONAL

  • Conducted workshop on Cholom Style of Dance and Pung Cholom, organized by Nrityam Dance Teaching Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2000. 
  • Conducted workshop from March 7th to 16th, 2009 on Manipuri Dance and Pung Badan organized by Nrityam Dance Teaching Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

NATIONAL

  • Conducted workshop on Pung Cholom, organized by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata, (EZCC), 2004.
  • Conducted workshop on Tal Adhayaya of Natya Shastra organized by National Youth Progressive Cultural Organization,2000 
  • Conducted Workshop on Punglon and Its Notations organized by Sanchaali, Imphal,2005 
  • Conducted Workshop on Meitei Pung organized by Sangeet Bhawan, Visva Bharati University, W.B. 2005

SEMINARS/LECTURES NATIONAL (SELECTED)

  • On Meitei Samajda Pungna Louriba Thoudang at the Refresher Course in Folklore  Conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Manipur University on 04/08/2013. 
  • Lecture on Folk Rhythms of Manipur at the Refresher Course in Folklore  Conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Manipur University on 05/08/2013. 
  • A topic on Swami Vivekananda & His Life at the 150th year Swami Vivekanada & His Life Commemoration Programme Conducted by the Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School And Performing Centre, Imphal on 11 /08/2013. 
  • A topic on Rabindranath Tagore loves for Manipuri Dance at the 150th year Rabindranath Tagore Commemoration Programme Conducted by the Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School And Performing Centre, Imphal on 18 /09/2011 
  • A topic on Significance of Laiharaoba of Manipuri Culture at the two days State Level Seminar on Dance in Observance of World Dance Day Conducted by the Department of Dance, Manipur University on 30/09/2012. 
  • Lecture on Folk Rhythms of Manipur at the Refresher Course in Folklore of Northeast India  Conducted by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Manipur University on 16/11/2011. 
  • A topic on Classical Manipuri Naitom Jagoida Taala at the Two days State Level Seminar on Classical Manipuri Solo dance  Conducted by the Department of Dance, Manipur University on 28/05/2011 
  • A topic on Dhrumelda Pungna Tougadaba Mathou at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal  Conducted by Forward Artiste Centre in Camp (Face) on 14/06/2008.
  • A topic on Kumbi Sandhong Laigi Thajanabi Seminar on Belief Narratives: Vernacular Legends of Manipur, organized by GUC-Sap (DRS-I), Manipuri Department, M.U.
  • A topic on Manipuri Nata Sankirtana: Prospective & Prospects seminar on Indian Heritage: Prospective & Prospects

CO-ORDINATOR

  • Coordinated of the Two-Day State Level seminar on Moirang and Kanglei Lai-Haraoba-affinities & Differences conducted by the Department of Dance, Manipur University & Moirang Thangjing Yageirel Marup on 18 May 2013 at Court Hall M.U. and 19 May 2013 at INA Hall Moirang. 
  • Coordinated of the Refresher Course in Theatre and Performing arts (Dance), organized by the UGC-ASC from 7 to 27 January 2010. 
  • Coordinated of the Refresher Course in Theatre and Performing arts (Dance), organized by the UGC-ASC from 29 December 2011 to 20 January 2012. 
  • Coordinated of the Dance in Observance of World Dance Day Conducted by the Department of Dance, Manipur University on 29-30 September 2012. 
  • Coordinated of the Classical Manipuri Solo dance Conducted by the Department of Dance, Manipur University on 28/05/2011.

LECTURES SERIES COORDINATE

Sl Name & designation  of the scholar Topic Date
1 Th. Brindashabi Devi
Visiting Guru, JNMDA, Imphal
Gostha Leela of Manipur 20-04-2010
2 Sanakhya Ebotombi
Director,Avant Garde, Keishampat Thokchom Leikai, Imphal
Choreography 22-04-2010
3 K. Radhamohan Sharma
Visiting Guru, JNMDA,Imphal
Maharaasa of Manipur 24-04-2010
4 R.K. Achouba Singh
Ex-Pradhan Guru, JNMDA, Imphal
Lai-Haraoba of Manipur 27-04-2010

REFRESHERS COURSE /ORIENTATIONS PROGRAMME & SHORT TERM COURSE

  • Participated in the 27th Orientation Programme from 1 to 30 July 2015, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the One Week Short Term Course in Research Methodology for Teachers from 1 to 6 June 2015, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the Short Term Course in Heads of Department Problems, Issues & Challenges from 13 to 15 March 2013, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the Refresher Course in Indian Tradition, Culture and identify from 6th June to 3rd July 2012, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the Refresher Course in Folklore of Northeast India from 31st October to November, 2011, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the Refresher Course in Manipuri from 21st October to 10th November, 2009, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Centre, Manipur University.
  • Participated in the Special Winter School in Humanities from 14th January to 4th February, 2009
  • November 2011, organized by University Grants Commission Human Resource  
  • Development Centre, Manipur University.

BOOKS PUBLISHED

  • Manipuri Nata Sankirtana: A Cultural Heritage of India published by Yaibiren Communications, Manipur 2014 ISBN NO. 978-81-929053-5-8
  • Dances of Asia published by Yaibiren Communications, Manipur 2014 ISBN NO. 978-81 929053-6-5
  • Meitei Punglon Sheikonnabi Tanchap Pareng (2nd Edition) published by Cultural Research Centre, Manipur 2013, ISBN No.978-93-83201-051
  • Meitei Punglon Raga (2nd Edition) published by Cultural Research Centre, Manipur 2013, ISBN NO.978-93-83201-044
  • Meitei Punglon Sheikonnabi Tanchap Pareng (1) (1stEdition) published by M. Lokhon Singh, 1997
  • Meitei Punglon Raga (1st Edition) published by M. Lokhon Singh, 1995

BOOKS EDITED

  • Edited the book Facets of Manipuri Culture published by Yaibiren Communications, Manipur, 2014. ISBN NO. 978-81-929053-7-2

JOURNALS, PAPERS, AND BOOKS

  • Manipuri Nata Sankirtana: Prospectives & Prospects Published by Manipur State Kala Akademi Imphal in the Journal of Manipuri Culture and Literature, ISSN 2347-1581   January ,2015 Vol VII Issue31
  • Manipuri Nata Sankirtanda Mahayajna Published by Manipuri Literary Society, Imphal, in the Journal of Sahitya Leichan, February,2015, ISSN2347-5962, 23 volume issue52
  • Nata Sankirtana Amasung Masi-gi Honglakliba Mashak Published by Writers’ Club Manipur, in the journal of Wakon, 14-16 Volume, September, 2014 11 years old.
  • Swami Vivekananda & his Life Published by Meitei Traditional Dance Training & Research Centre, Imphal, 2013
  • Manipuri Sanskriti-da Nata Sankirtana, published by Manipur Literary Society, Imphal, 2011
  • Rabindranath Tagore’s love for Manipuri Dance Published by Meitei Traditional Dance Training & Research Centre, Imphal, 2011
  • Nata Sankirtana: A cultural  Heritage of Manipur, Published by Dept. of Dance MU, 2010
  • Manipuri Sanskriti Amasung Rajarshi Bhagyachandra, Published by 2009
  • Manipuri Nata Sankirtana Talda Sat Pitaputrakka Published by Gulapi Nata Sankritana Academy, Imphal, 2008

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

  • NEIHA 34th Annual Session organized by Department of History, M.U. on 11-13 November, 2013.
  • International Congress on “Vedanta and Science” organized by University of Bhagavata culture, Imphal and Bhaktivedanta Institute Kolkata on 14-15 December, 2012.
  • International Conference on “Thailand and North East India: Issues on Sustainable development” organized by Manipur University and Surindra  Rajabhat University, Thailand at MIMS, Manipur University, on 29th November, 2012.
  • International Conference on “India & her neighbors: Revisiting Relations with Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives” organized by Manipur University, ICSSR-NERC, Public Diplomacy Division Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, (Institute of Asian Studies) www.Jair.net.in. On 17th and 18th August, 2012.

SEMINAR PARTICIPATION

  • Regional Science Congress for North-Eastern Region on “Innovations in science and technology for Inclusive Development” on 30th -31st December, 2013.
  • “Contemporary North-East India: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects” sponsored by ICSSR, organized by Department of History on 6th-7th November, 2012.
  • New Dimension of Higher Education, 2013 jointly organized by M.U. and Azim Premji University, on 10th October, 2012.
  • Human Trafficking and the plight of Women and Children: The Shifting Paradigm in recent years” sponsored by UGC, organized by Naorem Birahari College Khundrakpam from 23rd – 25th August, 2012.
  • “Human Security in the Northeast Region: Challenges and Predicaments” organized by M.U., IGNTU, CFMS, and Centre for Alternative Discourse on 2nd and 3rd March, 2012.
  • “Rabindranath Tagore: a 21st-century Retrospective” organized by Sahitya Akademi and Writers’ Forum, Imphal on 30th January, 2011. 
  • “ E-Governance and Development: A Roadmap” organized by Manipur University and Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication, Government of India on 18th February, 2011. 
  • “Lamdamsigee Puwarida Chingu Maichousingee Thoudang” organized by Research Forum, Manipur (REFORM), Imphal on 7th June,2009 at Kangla Hall, Imphal.
  • “Tagore, a fresh look” organized by Eastern Regional Language Centre, Bhubaneshwar and Writers’ Forum, Imphal on 14-15 February, 2009.
  • “Early History of Manipur” organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts and Research Forum, Manipur (REFORM) on 23rd April, 2008.

PERFORMANCE

  • Exhibited pung cholom at National Museum Main Auditiorium, Dhaka on 30 June, 2003.
  • Exhibited pung cholom at louden Newlson community center, 302 center street Santa Cruz, USA on 5th March 2003
  • Performed pung cholom Exhibition at Liberation War Museum Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2001
  • Participated in the S.T.C. on credit and Banking Spons Institute of Co-operative Management on 9th 12th April 2001.
  • Conducted lecture cum Demonstration  of Nata Cholom at Dhaka University,2000
  • Participated Pung Cholom in the 13th world festival youth and student at Pyongyang, North Korea from June 22nd to July 20th, 1998.
  • Participated Pung Cholom  in the India Festival, Bangladash,1996
  • Participated as a drummer and dancer in the statewide tour sponsored by Robert E. Black Memorial Fund of Hawai Community Foundation and Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation and exhibited Dancer and Drummer  show at East Centre, Volcano Art Centre, University of Hawai Hilo, Jonoka  High School, Maui High  school, Held from  February 20th to March 20th,1993, Hawai, USA
  • Exhibited pung cholom show at Thailand, 1993.
  • Participated in the Cultural Art Troupe, perform as a Drummer and Dancer at Roland Mc Nair Auditorium, Houston, USA on 27th March, 1993.
  • Exhibited pung cholom and dance at IRVINE Barclay, theatre, USA  on April 11, 1993
  • Participated in the Seattle International Children’s Festival World stage performed Pung Cholom and dance from May 10-15, 1993 at, Seattle, USA.
  • Exhibited  pung cholom  show at 1320-1 Miyamacho Hachioji Shi Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in 1993
  • Participated as a drummer in the Indian Festival at Bangladesh, 1996.
  • Participated in the VII Manipur University Week 1995-96 in the event of Group Dance won 1st
  • Participated in the East Zone Youth Festival, W.B. from 22nd to 26th December 1993 in the event of Group Dance & Group Song.
  • Participated in the VII Manipur University cum the 2nd Manipur University Week in the event of football and placed in the championship from 15th to 21st April 1991
  • Participated in the Centenary Year Celebration cum the second Manipur University week. Organised by M.U. S.U. on 15th to 21st April 1990-91 football Championship
  • Exhibited Pung cholom show at Tashkent (USSR) in 1989
  • Participated as a drummer in the Yuva Utsov  at Hyderabad,1988
  • Participated as a trainer in the Youth Leadership Training Came sponsored by District Sports Officer Bishnupur on 17th to 26th September, 1986.

ABROAD VISITS

2009 Bangladesh
2003 Bangladesh
2002 Bangladesh
2001 Bangladesh
2000 Bangladesh
1996 Bangladesh
1993 Thailand
1993 Philippine
1993 Japan
1993 USA
1989 USSR
1989 North Korea

PUBLIC SERVICE/UNIVERSITY SERVICE/COMMUNITY SERVICE PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Selection Committee Member, Scholarship to Young Artistes in Different Fields, Ministry of Culture Govt. Of India, New Delhi, 2013 to till to date
  • Recognized Artist, Sangeet Natak Academy, ICCR, Department of Culture, Govt. of India, Eastern Zonal Cultural Center etc., since 1982 to till to date
  • B High-Grade Manipuri Music Artist of India (Graded by AIR Imphal)

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • Faculty Council Member, Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University, 2005-till to date
  • Invigilator, M.A./M.Sc./M.Com./MLIS etc. from 2005-till to date
  • Head in Charge,  Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University, Canchipur, Manipur, 2010-2013
  • Academic Council member, Manipur University, Canchipur, 2010-2013
  • Board of Studies member, Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University, 2010-2013
  • Officer in charge of Examination, B.A. in Dance, Manipur University, 2010-13
  • Invigilator, Net Exam., Manipur University, 2005 to 2008

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Secretary, SANCHAALI, Haobam Marak Ngangom Leikai, Imphal, 2003-till now.
  • Visiting Guru, Dance & Music Centre, High Commission of India, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2001-2003
  • Assistant Guru in Music (Pung), Sangeet Natya Mahavidyalaya, Tiddim Road, Imphal, 1997 to 1999.
  • Judge for the District Level Youth Festival1998 at Public Theatre Hall Nambol on 29th Oct.1998.

GUIDE Ph.D. CO-GUIDE

  • Elangbam  Radharani Devi,  “The Role of Musician in Manipuri Ras Lila (Assessment  on Sutradhari, Rajdhari, and others instrumentalist), 2013-2014
  • Thiyam Saterjit Singh, “Important of Dance Drama in the Scenario of Post World War Second in Manipur.” 2012-2013
  • Hemanta Kumari Devi, “A detailed study and assessment of Maharaasa: Its socio-political, religious background, philosophical value, and performance.” 2010-2011. Enrolment NoVB/SGT/Ph.DC.W/6/2011-12.

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE (UNDER MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GOVT OF INDIA- NEW DELHI)

  • N. Dinadayal Singh, Ragas,Tala Prabandhas Twelve Rajmelmels and Seikonnabi Tanchap Parengs of Manipuri Nata Sankirtana Punglon, 2013 – 2015
  • L. Rasheswari Devi, Goura Leela of Manipur, 2013-15
  • Laishram Robindra Singh  (Ragas,Tala Prabandhas .Twelves Ramels and Seikonnabi Tanchap Parengs of Manipuri Nata Sankirtana Punglon), 2008-2010
  • Oinam Chandramani Singh (Ragas, Sanchar, Twelve RajmelsTala Prabandhas and Seikonnabi Tanchap Parengs of Manipuri Nata Sankirtana Punglon), 2005-07
  • G. Chhaya Devi (A comparative study on gesture  between Raasa Leelaand Lai Haraoba) 2005-06
  • Irengbam Surchandra Singh(Ragas,Tala Prabandhas, Rajmels and Seikonnabi Tanchap Parengs of Manipuri Nata Sankirtana Punglon), 1990 - 1995&

CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Compose and Choreograph of Loktak Lairembi (Dance Drama), 2014
  • Compose and Choreograph of Singarei (Dance Drama), 2014
  • Compose and Choreograph of Dhon Dholok Cholom
  • Compose and Choreograph of Pung Cholom

MUSIC DIRECTION

  • Abhiram Prasanga (Dance Drama), 2014
  • Krishna Balya Leela (Dance Drama), 2013
  • Raasaulasa (Classical Manipuri Solo Dance), 2008
  • Pancharasa (Manipuri Classical  Solo Dance), 2005
  • Akangka (Manipuri Classical Solo Dance), 2001
  • Layantarita (Manipuri Classical Solo Dance), 1999-2000
  • Panika (Manipuri Classical Solo Dance), 2000

MEMBER

  • Member, Fiction Club, Imphal, Manipur since 2014
  • Life Member, Cultural Research Centre, Manipur since 2012
  • Life Member, Manipur Literary Society, Imphal since 2009
  • Member, Association of Manoharsai, Imphal, Manipur since 2004
  • Founder Secretary, SANCHAALI, Imphal, Manipur since 2002
  • Life Member Writers’ Forum Manipur, Imphal since 2000
  • Life Member, Manipur Sahitya Parishad,Imphal  since 1995
  • Member, Ranganiketan, Imphal, Manipur since 1993
  • Founder Member, The Lambee, Department of Manipuri, Manipur University since 1992

TRAINING PARTICIPATIONS

  • 364 Hand Gestures of Laiharaoba from E. Indira Devi, Padma Shri, 2013
  • Elements of Manipuri Solo Dance from Sanakhya Ebotombi Haorokcham, 2006
  • Tal Adhyaya of Natya Shastra from Sanakhya Ebotombi Haorokcham, 2000

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • A columnist in Poknapham, leading daily newspaper of Manipur
  • Member of the Invitation, Stationery, Printing, Press, Local Liaison & Entertainment of the One Day NAAC Sponsored Awareness Program-Cum Workshop on “Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Assessment, and Accreditation of 12 (b) Colleges held on19-11-2005 at 9:30 A.M. at the Senate Hall M.U.
  • Choreographing for different occasions for the Department of Dance.
  • Conveying seminars, Interaction program, conference, workshops. etc.
  • Conducting examinations and evaluating project work.
  • As a member of Departmental Committee of Dance giving an opinion regarding the function of the Department.
  • As a member of Board of Studies, designing curriculum of dance.
  • Circulation Manager, the Lambee, Department of Manipuri, Manipur University, 1990-1993.