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Anita says.....

February,  2019

HOPE has two daughters
Their names are ANGER and COURAGE
Anger at the way things are
And Courage to see that they do not remain as they are

- St Augustine of Hippo

When it's over, I want to say,
All my life I was married to amazement
I was the bridegroom, taking the world in my arms

- Mary Oliver, American poet


Narthaki Nataraj, Milena Salvini, Prabhu Deva

A loud round of cheers for two wonderful dancers we admire! NARTHAKI NATARAJ and PRABHU DEVA. Bharatanatyam has been their cornerstones and both have taken it in different directions with stunning success. On stage and on screen, these artistes have created an aesthetic and kinetic that is being admired and applauded.
NARTHAKI, student of Natyacharya Kitappa Pillai
PRABHU DEVA, student of Natyacharya Udupi Lakshminarayana
MILENA SALVINI, for her contribution to Kathakali
PADMASHRI AWARDEES - TAKE A BOW!

And congratulations to all the performing artistes in theatre, various music genres and other folk arts who were recognized by the Government of India.

Read on...






Unrequited Love, Unrelenting bigotry


The Youth Brigade of Odissi



When dancing is a pleasure for birds as well



Vive la Republique!

A good start on discussions on Dance Issues by Academy


Ensemble productions in three dance traditions in Drishti National Dance Festival



15th Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav 2019


Sight for the gods: Rukmini Devi's Ramayana










 Birthday wishes
Kapila Venu: Feb 3
Saskia Kersenboom: Feb 3
Padma Subrahmanyam: Feb 4
Birju Maharaj: Feb 4
Pushkala Gopal: Feb 9
Radha Reddy: Feb 15
Madhu Nataraj: Feb 24
Ashish Khokar: Feb 29

QUOTE
If birth is like Mangalacharan and adolescence is like Battu, full of nritta, youth can be seen as lyrical Pallavi, ripened middle age can be compared to Abhinaya and finally death is like Moksh.
- Sujata Mohapatra
(‘True to her tradition’ by Manasa Kambanna, The Hindu Friday features, July 27, 2018)

Painting by Anusha Namburi
disciple of Dr.Ananda Shankar Jayant




Dr. Anita Ratnam and group Arangham presented NAACHIYAR at Manjakudi, Tamilnadu, on Jan 30, 2019
Photos: Kaviiyam Digital Studio

Shambhavi School of Dance presented dancejathre 2019
On Jan 26 & 27, 2019 at Shankaraa Foundation, Bangalore
 
Photos courtesy: Shambhavi





Counting and Cracking
Jan 11 - Feb 2, 2019 Sydney
Mar 2 - 9, 2019 Adelaide


Rhythmosaic premieres
Knotted

Leeds Beckett University
Jan - Mar 2019 UK


Sankhya presents
Sindhu 2019

Mar 1 - 3, 2019 Pune



AIM for Seva presents
Ānanda (fundraiser)

Mar 7 - 9, 2019 Chennai


Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents
Within

Mar 12 - 25, 2019 Germany





Chinnadevi - The Elusive Dancer
- G Ulaganathan


Telugu Natyotsavam
- Sudha Sridhar


Bhramara Festival of Dance 2019
- Anilkumar Singh

Nalanda Nrityotsava Young Dancers Festival
- Vijay Shanker


Uni of Silicon Andhra: Inaugural class graduation ceremony
- Srivani Vokkarane





Malini Ranganathan: Cultural Ambassador


Bharathanrithyam with a new focus
- Dr.Nita Vidyarthi



'Narta Sutra: The Dancing Thread' by Anjika
- Nita Vidyarthi


Samudra's youth festival
- G Ulaganathan


Exploratory performances at 'Re-rooted: The Contemporary Dance Festival'
- Dr. S.D. Desai

Meraki
- Chitra Mahesh
Kuchipudi by Amrita Lahiri
- Jaya Rao Dayal


Natyabhoomi School of Dance at Nupura 40
- Madhuchanda Bhattacharyya Bhaduri


Captivating Margam by Soundarya Igoor
- Satish Suri


A narrative turns Kadamb's Meraki into a metaphor                      
- Dr. S.D. Desai




Social Media and Dance
- Archis Abhay Kulkarni

Guru Shishya Parampara and today's Pedagogy of Dance
- Charanya Gurusathya





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