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April 1, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NARTHAKI !!!


SHE WAS WARNED
SHE WAS GIVEN AN EXPLANATION
NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED
- Chant for Women's History Month (March)

This month's thoughts come to you from the freezing cold of Minneapolis, where I made a brief but joyous visit to reunite with my high school friends. The simple pleasure of connecting with gal pals with whom you once shared lunches, brief crushes, sports, gossip and mark sheets cannot be replicated at any other phase of your life.

My school mates just happen to be extraordinary women. Many firsts in our class batch from Presentation Convent Church Park are now Cabinet Ministers, Academic leaders, medical experts, CEOs and National Arts Awardees. However, all these prefixes fall away as do the years when we gathered.

Except for me, nobody else in the group is in the arts although one dynamo is on the board of the Guthrie Theatre and a generous arts patron. Still, we attended the opera, a jazz concert and spoke in unison about the arts being the humanizing glue to our lives.

Read on...





Devadasi's legacy to the saint poet's glory


Challenges in procuring public art grants for art and culture programmes



Conversations with God


Bhopal Diary


8th Olympic Theatre Seminar on Natyashastra


Death and Resurrection


Folk Art embodying eternal spirit


Bonding with Global Theatre


Delving into Folk roots












Kampahareswarar temple, Tribhuvanam
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

QUOTE
Gharana does not mean being under house arrest. It is a house with many windows giving you a clear view of the world.
- Saswati Sen
('The style spin' by Chitra Swaminathan, The Hindu Friday Review, Jan 19, 2018)
Birthday wishes
MK Saroja (BN): April 7
VP Dhananjayan (BN): April 17
Ambika Panicker (Odissi): April 20
Elakshiben Thakore (BN): April 21
Uma Dogra (Kathak): April 23
Aruna Mohanty (Odissi): April 25
A Janardhanan (Kathakali): April 25
Sonal Mansingh (Odissi): April 30


PHOTOS
India International Dance Festival - IIDF - Mumbai, March 2018
Photos/videos: Suchit Nanda
 






NCPA presents
Mudra Dance Festival

Apr 13, 21 & 22, 2018


Sweating Saris By Priya Srinivasan & Ramya Harishankar
Apr 20-27, 2018 CA & WA

Mahagami celebrates
Nritya Vishwa: World Dance Day

Apr 21 & 22, 28 & 29 Aurangabad

Natya Vriksha celebrates
World Dance Day

Apr 28 & 29, 2018 New Delhi


Natya presents
Rama Vaidyanathan's Vivartana

Apr 29, 2018 Naperville, IL


Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presents 78th Year Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav
May 17 - 26, 2018 Melattur




Jonathan Hollander: Dance allows people to forget they have been traumatized
- Shveta Arora




Showcase of Indian classical dance in Sydney
- Mohan Ayyar


Precocious talent
-Jyothi Raghuram


Imaginative visualization of Tagore's Chitrangada in Assamese                  
- Dr. S.D. Desai

Maturity of approach
- Jyothi Raghuram


Kuranga Nayani
-Tapati Chowdurie





Kristha Patha: A Bharatanatyam margam on Christ
- Radhika Shetty


Tandava presents Gita Bhagavatam
- Rashmi Thaper

Natya Manjari
- Ryan Nathan



Reading the language of theatre
- Dr. S D Desai





Celebration of Chaitra Parv Chhau Festival
- Pallavi Verma





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