Simplicity sans glitz has Meera walking into every heart
How good is your sleep performance?
- Dr. N. Ramakrishnan
Health Recipes 5: Thai Green Curry
- Uma Pushpanathan
Ekaika solo Odissi performance by Aarya Nande
7th edition of Nrityantar’s Naman Odissi Dance Festival
Milena Salvini, Centre Mandapa, and Shantala Shivalingappa
#REFLECT REBOOT REFRESH
Returning to the rehearsal space after a full year's hiatus has been a milestone. A healthier body, a calmer mind and a spirit revived by months of watching, reflecting, reading, walking, sailing, trekking and dining in far away cities, small towns and villages has rebooted my body and soul. I needed to take this break after 26 years of non-stop creating, performing, producing, speaking, convening, curating and mentoring. (In saying this, I realize that the time between age 5 and 21 that was spent in the dance class and a thriving performance career until age 21 is not being included in this discussion. I am only counting the years since my return from the USA in 1990). What if I said that NOT DANCING for 12 months has made me fitter, healthier and more energetic than ever! Don't raise those eyebrows!
The time was spent analyzing my body and limbs - internal and external, immersing myself in yoga intensives and other cross training programmes, long periods of total silence and a 24/7 health regime that was very difficult to sustain with the constant pressure of daily dancing.
It was a RELIEF not to worry about putting on makeup, managing the pressures of producing and performing simultaneously and instead, concentrating on observing and assessing the world I had chosen to inhabit. Even writing this monthly column required a conscious tug back into the issues and events that unfolded in the dance world.
‘Inter_rupted’ by Aditi Mangaldas and Drishtikon Dance Company
World premiere on Aug 6, 2016 at NCPA, Mumbai
Photos: Nirvair Singh
|Krishna Bharatham fest by Natyarangam|
- Radhika Vairavelan & Uttiya Barua / Dr Sudha Seshayyan / on Alwars
- BK Shafeekudeen & Shabana / Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao / on Geeta Govindam
Avinash Pasricha: Aug 2
Navtej Johar (Bharatanatyam): Aug 8
Vyjayanthimala Bali (Bharatanatyam): Aug 13
Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody (Kathakali) - Aug 15
Rajee Narayan (BN): Aug 19
Ramaa Bharadvaj (Bharatanatyam): Aug 25
Moovarkoil, Kodumbalur, Pudukkotai dist, Tamilnadu
Photo: Anantha Krishnan
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