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November 1, 2017

Aah October!

Fireworks in the air
Settling social media ablaze
Igniting Passions.

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Magical experience to be on stage
- Aalaap

Poetry in out-of-the-book art translations

Young dancers to the fore

Patna Diary

Madhavi Mudgal’s choreographic works in Odissi

The Mythologist and the Muses
- Stephen Gerringer

Solo, the soul of Bharatanatyam


From roots to efflorescence

Birthday wishes
Jai Govinda (BN): Nov 4

Jayarama Rao (Kuchipudi): Nov 4

Kishore Mosalikanti (Kuchipudi): Nov 5

Lata Pada (BN): Nov 7

Rajashree Shirke (Kathak): Nov 15

Ileana Citaristi (Odissi): Nov 16

Nandini Ramani (BN): Nov 18  

Uma Sharma (Kathak): Nov 20

Melattur S Natarajan (Bhagavatamela): Nov 30

Parshwanath temple, Ranakpur
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

"Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policemen, always alert, always tense, but see, policemen don’t have to be beautiful at the same time."
- George Balanchine

Dr. Anita Ratnam presented 'Prism'
At: NCPA Mumbai on Nov 9, 2017
Photos courtesy: NCPA

In honor of the 1000th birthday of saint Ramanuja, Natya Dance Theatre presented the world premiere of 'Ramanuja Darshanam: The Beacon of Spiritual Light' choreographed by Hema Rajagopalan
On Nov 12, 2017 at Oswego East High School, Chicago
Photos: Sibu Kutty at Transcend Photography

Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre presented 'Waterness,' a quest to embrace the essence of womanhood, the first dance theatre in Bangladesh inspired by the life of Rabindranath Tagore, for DIAF on Nov 14, 2017 at Kamani auditorium, Delhi
Photos: Avinash Pasricha

Astad Deboo at Studio Tamasha, Mumbai
Photos: Ritam Banerjee

Milapfest Selection Committee chose and Dr. Anita Ratnam as its Founder Director, for the first International Arts Award VISHWA KALA RATNA established by the Trust for the year 2017. The award celebrates and acknowledges the sterling contribution made by dynamic, well established individuals /organizations towards promoting and strengthening Indian Arts globally. Milapfest conferred the award in London’s Bhavan Centre on October 25, 2017.
In her acceptance speech, Dr.Anita Ratnam said:“Delighted and honoured to be the first awardee of the GLOBAL INDIAN ARTS AWARD conferred by #MILAPFEST at #TheBhavan in London. Selected for the pioneering initiative and impact of, the evening was made sweeter by the presence of a colleague I admire, Naheed Siddiqui who was awarded the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT for her art and teaching.
Thank you, DANCE! Thank you Prashant and Alok Nayak and the Milapfest Selection Committee. Gratitude to all who have shared this moment with me - Lalitha, Sumathi, Raksha.”

Mahagami Gurukul presents
Aura Aurangabad

Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2017
At Mahagami, Aurangabad

Nadam presents
18th Kala Nadam Festival

Nov 24-26, 2017 Bangalore

Nandanik Dance Troupe presents Dance for Cure: Fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Dec 8, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents 37th Natya Kala Conference - Sringaram
Dec 26 - 30, 2017 Chennai

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

Shirin Vajifdar
- Dr. Sunil Kothari

The Reddys: A family dedicated to dance
- Shveta Arora

The dynamic new gen Bharatanatyam teachers of Chennai - Part II
- Lalitha Venkat

The dynamic new gen Bharatanatyam teachers of Chennai - Part I
- Lalitha Venkat

An elevated theme for a contemporary audience in Chitralekha
 - Dr. S.D. Desai

- Sumeet Nagdev

When little Gandharvas descended on stage
- Chittaranjan Mothikhane

Kathak Sandhya: A confluence of Kathak gharanas
- Sunil Sunkara

Vivartana: Dance transforms
- Padma Jayaraj

Celebrating the Nartaka
- Veejay Sai

Cello meets Kathak at the Nrityanidhi Baithak
- Sunil Sunkara

Swati Tirunal Festival: A tribute to the monarch musician
- Shilpi Aggarwal

Natya Parampara Utsav 2017
- Srividya Angara Sinha

Of love without marriage and marriage without love
- Dr. S.D. Desai

Kalakrishna goes down memory lane at Reva
- G. Ulaganathan

Nritya Dhara Festival of Dance
- Shilpi Aggarwal

Adi Shankara comes alive on stage
- G.Ulaganathan

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