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Sujata Mohapatra (Odissi), Rama Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Shobha Koser (Kathak), Madambi Subramaniam (Kathakali), LN Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi (Manipuri), Deepika Reddy (Kuchipudi), Ramkrishna Talukdar (Sattriya), Janmejoy Saibabu (Chhau), Ashit Desai (music for dance), Sandhya Purecha (Overall Contribution), Tadepalli Satyanarayana Sarma (Other Major Traditions of Theatre - Yakshagana)
The honour of Akademi Award carries Rs one lakh purse money, besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram.

Parshwanath Upadhye (Bharatanatyam), Vidha Lal (Kathak), C.M. Unnikrishnan (Kathakali), Adhikarimayum Radhamanbi Devi (Manipuri), Bhavana Reddy (Kuchipudi), Janhabi Behera (Odissi), Sudesh Adhana (Contemporary Dance), Sai Shravanam (Music for Dance)
Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar carries a purse money of Rs. 25,000.

Anita says.....

June 1, 2018

"We should consider a day lost in which we don’t dance at least once."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (Philosopher)

May is a month of heat, holidays and hiatus.

It used to be that dancers would take a break from the searing heat to rest, recoup and reflect.
No longer.
Too many dancers - too many platforms - too little money. The conundrum continues…

With such low expectations, dancers are content to zip their mouths and accept performance opportunities without any remuneration - in India.

Read on...

Measuring the SPIC MACAY experience

Unexpected Odissi bonuses

Why Kumudini Lakhia’s Kathak stands out for its presentation

Ravaged land, scarred psyche

Portrait of a tortured artist

Fantasy: The Ominous and the Hilarious

Parshwanath temple, Ranakpur
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

I am very impressed with the content and details included in narthaki. It's a great source of information.
- Sanjay Vadapalli, Hyderabad
Birthday wishes
Kanak Rele: June 11
Malavika Sarukkai: June 15
Kamala Lakshminarayanan: June 16
GS Rajan (flautist): June 17
Sujata Mohapatra: June 26

"Everything has become a product-including dance. This poses a problem when a classical Indian dancer does not associate his 'calling' as a product to be marketed and sold like the rest of commercial items on the shelf of a supermarket."
- Ramli Ibrahim (at Natya Darshan, Dec 2017)

6th Spic Macay International Convention
June 3 - 9, 2018 at IIT Kharagpur
Photos: Anish Mishra

Cartoon strip by by Sahana Sundar, disciple of Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

Tridhara dedicates
2018 Odissi tour
To Guru Debaprasad Das

June 1 - Aug 11, 2018
India, Singapore, Malaysia & Japan

Uma Murali & Subhasheelam Academy of Fine Arts present
Dance musical Silapathigaram

Jun 30, 2018 Chennai

KalpanArts presents

Jun 30 & Jul 1, 2018 Mumbai
Jul 7, 2018 New Delhi

Padmalaya Dance Foundation presents Youth In Dance
Jul 8, 2018 Bangalore

Sam Ved Society for Perf Arts presents 28th Raindrops Festival
Jul 14 & 15, 2018 Mumbai

Guru Thokchom Brindashabi Devi (1934-2018)
- Sinam Basu Singh

Indian Dance under Gender Radar 
- Dr. Utpal K Banerjee

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017: Is the process mechanized?
- Bhavanvitha Venkat

A unique production on Devaradiyal
- Dhanasekar Prabakaran

And the twain did meet
- Kamini Dandapani

Still I Rise: A bold, thought provoking production
- Priya Das

Shinjan's Odissi Festival 2018
- Tapati Chowdurie

Nritya Guru Pt Bhubaneswar Mishra Award Festival 2018
- Nita Vidyarthi

Delectable portrayals of Sangam Age poetry in dance
- Tapati Chowdurie

Aditi Mangaldas on 10 x 10
- Shveta Arora

Indian spirituality in Western modern dancing
- Pallavi Verma

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