Natya Kala Conference
December 15 - 21, 2001 Chennai
The 21st Natya Kala Conference conducted by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha and convened by Anita Ratnam took place from December 15 - 21, 2001 at the renovated Sabha premises. The topic was CHOREOGRAPHY: THE ART OF MAKING DANCES.
Saturday, Dec 15, 2001
9.15am - Kumudhini Lakhia (Ahmedabad)- Keynote Address on "Choreography in the Indian context"
9.30am - 10.30am - Priyadarshini Govind (Chennai)- “Bhava in Choreography”
10.45am - 11.45pm - Navtej Johar (New Delhi) - “Tradition and individual talent”
Sunday, Dec 16, 2001
9.30am - 10.30am - Maya Rao & Madhu Nataraj (Bangalore)- “Kathak as a springboard for traditional and contemporary choreography”
10.45am - 11.15am - Ann Moradian (New York) - “Abstraction in Dance”
11.30am - 12pm - K J Sarasa (Chennai) - “Choreography of Adavus in the Vazhuvoor style”
Monday, Dec 17, 2001
9.30am - 10.30 am - Krishnaveni Lakshmanan (Chennai)- “Group choreography innovations of Rukmini Devi”
10.45am - 11.45am - Preethi Athreya (Chennai) - “Making Dance - a choreological approach”
Tuesday, Dec 18, 2001
9.30am - 10.30am - Leela Samson (New Delhi)- “SPANDA - doing it as it comes”
10.45am - 11.45am - C V Chandrasekar and Manjari (Chennai) - “Rhythm as a signifier”
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2001
9.30am - 10.30 am - Veenapani Chawla (Pondicherry) - “Choreography in Theater”
10.45am - 11.45am - Lata Pada (Canada)- " Choreography and context for South
Asian dance in Canada"
Thursday, Dec 20, 2001
9.30am - 10.30am - Ashish Khokar (Bangalore) - “History of Choreography in Indian Dance”
10.45am -11.45am - Astad Deboo (Mumbai) - "Choreography workshops for special needs"
Friday, Dec 21, 2001
9.30am -10.30am - Malavika Sarukkai (Chennai) - “The Expanding Canvas”
10.45am - 10.55am - Demonstration of ‘Thillana’ to western orchestration by Adyar K Lakshman (Chennai)
11am - 11.10am - Thillana by L Narendra Kumar and his group
11. 15am - 12.15pm - Open discussion on “What is choreography in Indian context?
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