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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

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

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

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

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

- 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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