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37th Natya Kala Conference on Sringaram: An Immersion
Convenor: Dr.Srinidhi Chidambaram
Day 1 (Dec 26, 2017)    ;    Day 2 (Dec 27, 2017)   ;   Day 3 (Dec 28, 2017)   ;   Day 4 (Dec 29, 2017)    ;   Day 5 (December 30, 2017)

Anita says.....

January 1, 2018

As we draw our loved ones closer
As we remember the dreams that poured into our pillows
As the sunlight peeks through the moonbeams
And the sand clings to tears
May the hopes of our ancestors and teachers light our lives…

Happy 2018!

As the sun gently rises beyond the vast Indian Ocean, thousands of New Year revellers mark this special day in a multitude of ways.
For dancers it is but another day. Perhaps one to pause and catch our breath before we hurtle into the next gig or the next rehearsal/recording/photo shoot.
Hopefully, our social media fingers are exhausted after a nonstop year of uploading images of our lives from first waking breath to the last smile, snore or laughter.
Maybe we can rest them - for 10 minutes.

My thoughts this month will focus almost exclusively on the Chennai Culture Season that threw up many new and not so new moments.

Read on...

NEW (in the) YEAR

Sringaram: 'Leitmotif' for Bharatanatyam's dual anguish/ecstasy landscaping

Good ideas of Natya Darshan needed more respect for the clock

If it is December, it must be Madras/Chennai

3rd edition of Shishir Chhanda Dance Festival

The Yuletide Cadenza

Mahagami Gurukul presented Aura Aurangabad

Nov - Dec 2017, at Aurangabad
Photos courtesy: Mahagami

Antardrishti - A festival organised by Srjan & GKCM Odissi Research Centre, celebrating 92nd birth anniversary of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra

Jan 8 & 9, 2018 Bhubaneswar

Birthday wishes
Vyjayanthi Kashi: Jan 1
Satyanarayana Raju: Jan 6
Savithri Jagannath Rao: Jan 9
Leela Venkataraman: Jan 11
Janaki Srinivasan (Sruti): Jan 13
Geeta Chandran: Jan 14
P Praveen Kumar: Jan 25
Bijayini Satpathy: Jan 26
Lakshmi Vishwanathan: Jan 27

COMMENT is a constant source of information and inspiration.
- Anitha Rajagopalan, Bangalore

Kampahareswarar temple, Tribhuvanam
Photo: Lalitha Venkat


Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
- George Balanchine

Chennai Season schedule

Lakshmi Vishwanathan performs for Chennai Season
Dec 28, 2017-Jan 21, 2018

Rhythmosaic premieres

Jan 16, 2018 Kolkata

Kala Pradarshini presents
Annual Natya Festival

Jan 18-22, 2018 Chennai

Shambhavi School of Dance organizes dancejathre
Jan 27 & 28, 2018 Bangalore

Chinmaya Naada Bindu presents 8th Naada Bindu Festival, 3-Day Residential Arts Retreat
Feb 9 - 11, 2018 Pune

The embodiment of rural identities - Movement is giving sense to divine language
- Marc-Paul Lambert

Ascending the ladder of bliss
- Payal Ramchandani

AH SU RA: Pushing frontiers
- Prasanna Ramaswamy

When a Guru dances...
- Sumeet Nagdev

'A Million Sitas' by Dr. Anita Ratnam, Kampni Kutcheri Chamber Concert Series
- K Shridhar Hegde

attenDance awards 2017

Creative thematic presentation
- Dr. Bala Nandakumar

9th edition of Prajvalan in memory of Guru Madhurita Sarang
- Sunil Sunkara

CP Satyajit: Information is information, not knowledge
- Thushyanthy Velauthan

With changing mindsets, the dance also has to change: Kumudini Lakhia
- Shveta Arora

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