Dancers question new govt. guidelines by Anita Joshua
Artists of high calibre will not appear for an audition before the selection board.

VOYAGES OF BODY AND SOUL: SELECTED FEMALE ICONS OF INDIA AND BEYOND includes scholarly essays and performance/choreographic notes from a diverse range of contributors on the themes of ‘Mad and Divine: India’s Female Saint-Poets’ and ‘Epic Women of India and Beyond.’ ...Read more

is a valuable record of Indian classical dance and Kathak in particular. ...Read more

The Bharatanatyam App Series
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Anita says.....

In what was perhaps the most horrific month of heat, when air conditioners broke down in protest and nothing seemed to make us good tempered, I busied myself rearranging my books, repairing dance costumes, archiving photographs, clearing up my e-mail list, re-recording favourite productions, being a yoga regular, reading poetry and some old classics while renovations were going on around me. Lots of sweat and dust worthy activity but no dancing. And I enjoyed the rest.

June was the month that marked the 50th anniversary of my arangetram. Yes it was a sweaty summer evening, half a century ago,  at my uncle’s wedding reception, at the now demolished Abbotsbury, that a wide eyed 9 year old danced for 2 ½  hours! And my grandfather warned my parents to stop my dance training since I would be UNFIT FOR MARRIAGE! Those were the days!

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Parshwanath Mandir, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Help us save Natarani from the highway that is built behind us.
Protect the performance space at Amphitheatre Natarani in Usmanpura from the din and noise of traffic that will ply on the Riverfront Road. Sign this petition and pass it on.
- Mallika Sarabhai

Birthday wishes
Mayadhar Raut (Odissi guru): July 6
Narthaki Nataraj (BN): July 6
Kalamandalam Venkitt (Kathakali): July 7
OS Arun (vocalist): July 12
Astad Deboo (Modern): July 13
Yog Sunder (Kathakali / Manipuri guru): July 16 (93 years)
Rama Vaidyanathan (BN): July 17
D Keshava (BN): July 18
Sharon Lowen (Odissi): July 23
Sunayana Hazarilal (Kathak): July 28
"We all are grateful to narthaki for this selfless service and uniting the whole dance world with such global reach."
- Dr. Sunil Kothari


"The more you know, the more you know you don’t know."
- Aristotle

Aruna Mohanty: The thinking dancer
- Sutapa Patnaik

Kapaalgeeti-Vyahriti by Piyal Bhattacharya
- Nita Vidyarthi

Love conquers the terror of death
- Dr. S D Desai

Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya’s pleasant recital
- Dr. Sunil Kothari

Samanvayam: The Synergy
- Phanisri Kuchibhotla

Manas is highlight of Yamini Muthanna’s recital
- Dr. Sunil Kothari

Off the beaten track - Scintillating thematic presentation by Janaki Rangarajan
 - A. Boothalingam

Monsoon Dance and Music festival

- Supriya Rajan

Workshop on Kuchipudi Tarangam
- Srividya Angara Sinha

Rangoli’s sparkling Gestures

DanSe Dialogues
- Shveta Arora

Encounters of a rainy kind: Monsoon Memoirs
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay

‘Mohiniattam-History, Techniques and Performance’ by Kalamandalam Sathyabhama
- Padma Jayaraj

From Question to Quest: Is the answer within the journey itself?
- Shila Mehta

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