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September 5 - December 12, 2021
Sāraswatham presents the NRITHYA-BODHA: ONLINE LECTURE SERIES 2021 conducted online. This will be a 15-days workshop that will take place once a week, every Sunday, from September 5, 2021. 3 experts each deliver a series of 5 sessions on various topics. Dr. Gayatri Kannan, Dr. Anjana Anand, and S. Jayachandran will each be sharing their knowledge online for 5 sessions. Each participant is provided with the option to choose the sessions to attend individually or the entire series.
- Lecture 1: This session will be by Dr. Gayatri Kannan on the topic "Natyashatra: Some Aspects" from 5th September to 3rd October 2021
Day 1: September 5th - Natyotpatthi - Origin of Natya
Day 2: September 12th - Siva & Vishnu in the Natyasastra
Day 3: September 19th - Angika Abhinaya
Day 4: September 26th - Karanas
Day 5: October 3rd - Bhava & Rasa
- Lecture 2: This session will be by Dr. Anjana Anand on the topic "Introduction to Silappadhikaram & Arangetru Kadhai" from 10th October to 7th November 2021
Day 1: October 10th - Introduction to the text Silappadhikaram, The role of texts and commentaries in research & An overview of Arangetru Kadhai
Day 2: October 17th - A detailed study of Arangetru Kaadhai
Day 3: October 24th - A detailed study of Arangetru Kaadhai
Day 4: October 31st - Rasa in Tamil texts with emphasis on Silappadhikaram
Day 5: November 7th - A discussion of Rasa in Practice
- Lecture 3: This session will be by S. Jayachandran on the topic "Thoughts on Tevaram: Exploring the Tamizh Saivaite poetry through Abhinaya" from 14th November to 12th December 2021.
Day 1: November 14th - Tradition of Tevaram and the expressive narratives
Day 2: November 21st - Tevaram 1 – Exploring the poetry and the narrative grammar
Day 3: November 28th - Tevaram 1 – Exploring the ideas for Abhinaya
Day 4: December 5th - Tevaram 2 – Exploring the poetry and the narrative grammar
Day 5: December 12th - Tevaram 2 – Exploring the ideas for Abhinaya
- Timings: 7pm to 8.30pm IST (with Q&A)
Language: The workshop will be in English
Age: 13+ with Global Participation
The recorded video will be available to view for a 6 hours countdown till the next session every week.
For further details and registering your participation, visit tikkl.com/saraswatham
Contact Renjith/Vijna: contact@saraswatham.co.in
 

September 30, 2021 London

Divya Kasturi presents an intimate & personal solo work 'To Varnam...with love' (TVWL) based on the magnum opus - Bhairavi Varnam - at a very prestigious venue to a socially-distanced audience. A story of timely relevance - about being separated from those we love.
At: London School of Contemporary Dance aka The Place, 7.30pm
More info
Contact: divyakasturi7@gmail.com


October 3, 2021
AJAB MULAKAATEIN is an attempt by the Kabir Project and our friends to meet in wondrous ways despite the odds. Stumbling through virtual roadblocks, breaching borders and creating new digital intimacies on Zoom, we connected with diverse folk musicians of Kutch, Malwa, Rajasthan and Sindh to listen and share the gift of conversations and songs from the oral traditions. The first film in this series premieres at 11 am IST on Ajab Shahar YouTube channel. Songs survive in the singing, and folk artists are the life force that keeps them alive. The pandemic has left many of them without an occasion or an audience to sing to. Funds raised will be equally shared with artists we have reached out to during lockdown.
Info: masoommparmar@gmail.com


October 9, 2021 Chicago, IL

In its sixth year, Mandala South Asian Performing Arts presents THE STORY OF RAM. It takes place outdoors for the first time at the historic Naper Settlement to provide a completely immersive experience, with audience members interacting with the characters and moving around the environment. The performers - portraying humans and animals - include Mandala’s professional ensemble, Gingarte Capoeira, Indonesian Dance of Illinois, Somapa Thai Dance Company from Washington DC, Thai Music @ Chicago, Chicago Kalakshetra (providing ritual drumming from Kerala) and award-winning artists I Gusti Pak Ngurah Kertayuda, Laksha Dantran and, as the monkey king Hanuman, Ashwaty Chennat, Mandala’s associate artistic director.
Saturday, October 9 at 11am, 2pm and 5pm
At: the Naper Settlement, 523 South Webster Street, Naperville.
Tickets are $25 general admission at 11am and 2pm
Tickets for the 5pm fundraiser performance are $100.
Tickets and information are available at mandalaarts.org/the-story-of-ram/


Oct 23 & 24, 2021 San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco's International Arts Festival 2021 features 28 ensembles and companies performing in 24 separate concerts. Abhinaya Dance Company's performance will be a shared bill with Shambhavi’s International School of Dance (SISK). It will also be made available on YouTube via Livestreaming.
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com



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