Ideate, Instill, Inspire
Akademi awardees prove mettle
Reviving Kuchipudi Yakshagana demands more than showcasing
Oh, how I miss you!
- Ananda Shankar Jayant
Dancing is NOT aerobic exercise!
- Dr. Madhu Thottappilli
Health Recipes 7: Crispy Fish with a Citrus Dressing
- Uma Pushpanathan
Nitya Nritya Dance Festival 2016
Vienna Diary: Natya Mandir and Radha Anjali
2nd edition of ‘Nrityabritti Batayan’ festival at Durgapur
THE ONLY THING NEW IS THE HISTORY WE DON'T KNOW
- American President Harry Truman
As war clouds collect across our national borders, the festival season has also descended.
It is a surreal time. Streets and shops are filled to bursting with merchandise and buyers are everywhere loosening purse strings.
Armed guards stand vigilant at all public monuments and temples.
Airports and train stations have doubled security personnel as men and women in brightly festive clothes stream onto the streets.
The immediate future looks filled with storm clouds waiting to burst.
YEH HAI MERI INDIA!
At this seeming crossroads, I notice that some words associated with violence have become signs of success and achievement.
KILLING. CRUSHING. SLAYING!
She KILLED the Varnam!
He CRUSHED that Tillana!
They simply SLAYED that Jathi!
With the growing aggression in life around us, it seems only fitting that the world of dance has started using these terms instead of the former EPIC, ROCKING, AWESOME!
They all mean the same thing.
That the performance was EXCELLENT!
And so let me "SOLDIER ON" with thoughts and reflections on the month gone by.......Read more
Sudha Chandra Sekhar (BN): Oct 4
Roja Kannan (BN): Oct 6
Raja Reddy (Kuchipudi): Oct 6
Chitra Visweswaran (BN): Oct 12
Rathna Kumar (Kuchipudi, BN): Oct 27
Hema Rajagopalan (BN): Oct 28
|November 11, 2016 Bangalore|
Dancer-storyteller, Rajika Puri gives a slide lecture - with danced & sung demonstrations – on texts of Ragamala, Rasikapriya, and Gita Govinda paintings: “Singing the Texts, Dancing the Verses, Bringing Paintings to Life” based on her recent shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
At: LshVa Studio, # 633, 4th Cross, 100 ft Road, 3rd Block Koramangala, Bangalore-34, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Shekawati Utsav, Momasar, October 2016, Rajasthan
Photos: Anantha Krishnan
Natya’s Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan in collaboration with Eri Mefri, Artistic Director of Indonesia’s Nan Jombang Dance, presented THE INCOMPLETE GESTURE on Oct 1, 2016 at North Shore Center for the Perf Arts, Skokie, IL.
Photos: Amitava Sarkar
Bangalore International Art Festival
September 9 - 25, 2016
Photos courtesy: BIAF
Nataraja temple, Chidambaram
Photo: Dr. Susil Pani
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