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April 2019

I don't see why one shouldn't be fascinated with the human form. We go through life in this wonderful envelope. Why not acknowledge that and try to say something about it?
- American artiste, Dorothea Tanning

The challenge of compressing an entire month's thoughts is heightened when a flurry of events unfold on the first day of the previous month!

I write this from New York City, my former home for over a decade, where my two children were born and where I had an exciting career as a Television host and producer. This image is of me standing under the canopy of my former office. Inside the historic ED SULLIVAN THEATRE building on 53rd Street on Broadway, the same building that now houses the exciting late night talk show of the irrepressible STEPHEN COLBERT.

30 years since I left NYC and my previous life, it still continues to inform and energise me with its chaotic, eccentric energy..

Read on...






5th edition of Nrityodaya's Nrityolsavam Dance Festival


Silver Jubilee of Guru Pankaj Charan Das Utsav and Centenary celebrations of Pankaj Charan Das: Part II


Silver Jubilee of Guru Pankaj Charan Das Utsav and Centenary celebrations of Pankaj Charan Das: Part I



April Phool


Rango'ntaratma: Multi-media presentation with a difference


Impresario evening impresses



Creative dances surging ahead!


Tribute to Kalanidhi Maami and Rasa Purna Festival












BIRTHDAY WISHES
MK Saroja (BN): April 7
VP Dhananjayan (BN): April 17
Ambika Panicker (Odissi): April 20
Elakshiben Thakore (BN): April 21
Uma Dogra (Kathak): April 23
Aruna Mohanty (Odissi): April 25
A Janardhanan (Kathakali): April 25
Sonal Mansingh: April 30
QUOTE
"Some people feel that good dancers are born. All the good dancers Iíve known have been taught or trained."
- Fred Astaire


PICK OF THE MONTH
Explore Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 with Aalaap's Akhila Krishnamurthy



Dialog Doodles by Kalyani Kumar

Kampahareswara Temple, Tribhuvanam, Tamilnadu
Photo: Lalitha Venkat






Soorya Performing Arts presents
11th American Natya Festival
Natya Idol Competitions

Apr 19-21, 2019 St. Louis, MO


His Father's Voice
A film by Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran
Premieres at Arena Cinelounge Hollywood

Apr 19 - 25, 2019 Los Angeles, CA



Natya Vriksha celebrates
World dance day

Apr 27 & 28, 2019 New Delhi

Sutra and Rudrakshya present
Odissi on High

May 14, 2019 Chennai


Arangham Learning Labs
a capacity building initiative
for classical dancers

Sept 3 to 9, 2019 Chennai




Jamuna Krishnan and Ramya Harishankar bring alive Kalanidhi Narayanan's abhinaya legacy
- Sveta Arora

8th edition of Nrityakalpa
-  Jintu Sarma






Watching a performance through my camera is like meditation: Avinash Pasricha
- Shveta & Anoop Arora

Classification and serial order of Odissi  dance (1975)
- Pankaj Charan Das
Translated from Odiya by Ileana Citaristi






Indian Dance through the eyes of a Yogini - Kapila Vatsyayan
- Dr. Navina Jafa



A 'Macbeth' that does not scale the heights of a tragedy
- Dr. S D Desai


Aariya: The Quest for Krishna
- Satish Suri


Niravadhi
- Sharmila Basu Thakur


Yaami
- Padma Jayaraj


Tanashah
- Jaya Rao Dayal

Dancers excel in the Nayika Festival
- Dr. M. Surya Prasad


Dancing in Stillness
- Shrinkhla Sahai


An experience in bounded infinity: Ashtaleela by Prachi Saathi
- Sunil Sunkara







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