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March 2019

The old has collapsed
But tries to stitch together its fallen pieces
To weave another tapestry
To give it a life span
But staggers at every step, and falls apart again
It tries to patch work - but now
Even that doesn't work
It has come to a halt!
- Excerpted from the New Vision statement of AUROVILLE

Let me open by saying that despite all the social media posts and discussions, reviews and blogs about performances, THIS monthly editorial seems to be more anticipated, quoted, excerpted, dissected, discussed, debated and shared. It is both a compliment and a marker for the changing styles of dance discourse. This once a month observations on performances and dance related events were always meant to be subjective.

Read on...

The Lyrical and the Intellectual

Social and metaphysical narratives in Odissi

When dancing is a pleasure for birds as well

A month of many greats

A good start on discussions on Dance Issues by Academy

Ensemble productions in three dance traditions in Drishti National Dance Festival

First edition of Kalahrnisham National Dance Festival

Sanchari Festival of Films on Dance 2019


K Kalyanasundaram (BN): March 1
Menaka Thakkar (Odissi): March 3   
Sudharani Raghupathy (BN): March 21
Vidhya Subramanian (BN): March 24


"The smile is the dance of the face. The dance is the smile of the limbs."
- Dame Ninette de Valois

Hairstyle in mediavel Tamil country
Photo: Anita Ratnam

Rhythmosaic premieres

Leeds Beckett University
Jan - Mar 2019 UK

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company presents

Mar 12 - 25, 2019 Germany

Arpana Dance Company & Ektaa Center present
Mallika Sarabhai & Samia Malik in
Colors of her Heart

Mar 23, Irvine, CA

Natyanova Performing Arts Centre presents
Rasa Purna Festival

Mar 25 & 26, 2019 Kolkata

Kri Foundation presents
Madhavi Festival

Apr 3, 2019 New Delhi

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

Apr 19-21, 2019 St. Louis, MO

Bharata Manoratha
- Shalini Vittal

A fulfilling journey

Navarasa Sadhana: An inner awakening
- Sonali Mishra

Dancing from Diaspora to Disney - An artist's Margam
- Ulka Simone Mohanty

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

Lovely kaleidoscope of classical dances
- Dr. M. Surya Prasad

Charming experience
- Tapati Chowdurie

Aanart Kathak dancers demonstrate rasanishpatti to modern viewers
- Dr. S D Desai

Ritu-Dancing through the seasons
- Anita Vallabh

Universal dance and drama
- Dr.Nita Vidyarthi

The radical idealism Kanyadaan expresses has symbolic significance
- Dr. S.D. Desai

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