Release of
Attendance - The dance Annual of India

Oct 2, 2014

Attendance - The dance Annual of India, covers a year (1st Jan-31st Dec) in perspective, and has been serving the cause of dance, history and heritage, garnering for itself a prominent place on the book shelves of Universities and art Institutions the world over.
Edited, compiled and published by dance historian and writer, Ashish Mohan Khokar, Attendance is a Hard bound edition in colour, art-paper, that brings the many worlds of Indian dance into our lives.
Attendance turns 16 this year.
Dancer, choreographer, scholar and writer, Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant who was invited by attendance to be the Guest Editor for the 16th edition, has chosen to dedicate this annual issue to the composite and combined classical dance traditions of the Telugu people.
The issue titled Telugu Traditions is a comprehensive  compilation and curation that spans Telugu dance traditions in its myriad manifestations, through the fading voices of nonagenarian gurus, coursing through the vision of extraordinary performers and teachers, across nearly a century, who have written with their ankle bells, the  history of Telugu Yakshagana, Kuchipudi,  Andhra Natyam, Vilasini Natyam and Perini, which have their origins in the states of  Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A host of  articles, interviews, personal memoirs, books, research articles, and write-ups reconstruct the creative journey of the many extraordinary artistes, and encompasses the warp and weft of Telugu classical dance traditions.

The national release of the 220 page, multi-colour book designed by Pratima Sagar took place on 22nd July 2014.
Sri IYR Krishna Rao, The Hon’ble Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, released of 1st copy of attendance 2014 – Telugu Traditions on Tuesday the 22nd of July at NTR Kala Mandiram, PS Telugu University, Hyderabad. Poet and litterateur, Dr Rallabandi Kavita Prasad, Director Culture and Tourism, Government of Telangana, received the first copy, in the presence of senior gurus and artistes. A cultural program featured a short montage of 15 years of attendance and Kuchipudi Vandana by disciples of Deepika Reddy. 
Copies can be had by becoming members of Dance History Society.

Copies can also be purchased (Price Rs 1000)

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Schedule of nationwide book releases:

September / October: Tour of USA by Ananda Shankar Jayant

October 29: Delhi, Natya Vriskha Studios/Chandrans @ B-45, Gulmohar Park

November 1: Suruchi Festival, Ahmedabad, 11am

November 7: Nadam Fest, ADA Ranga Mandira, Bangalore