FINAL CURTAIN 2015
In 2015 we bid adieu to several stalwarts in the field of performing arts. Some were recognized and awarded in their lifetime. Others were ignored.
We at narthaki.com respectfully acknowledge their selfless contribution.
A personal note of sadness at the sudden but peaceful passing of 80 year old theatre director Professor S Ramanujam. An early student of National School of Drama, Professor Ramanujam vitalized children's theatre in Kerala, winning several awards for his innovative use of props and imporvized movements. During the last 20 years of his life, he devoted his energies towards reviving and re-staging the 15th century ritual dance-theatre tradition of KAISIKA NATAKAM in my ancestral village of Tirukurungudi, Tamilnadu.
We also note the passing of Bharatanatyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind's mother. Govind was scheduled to return to the performance stage after a two year hiatus. Her fans will have to wait another year to see her during the Chennai season.