Nartanam presents
Nartanam Conclave on Dance
Oct 5 - 8, 2017 Hyderabad

September 27, 2017

Nartanam, a quarterly journal on Indian dance, published by Sahrdaya Arts Trust, is organizing a 4 days Conclave on Dance - NARTANAM - from 5 - 8 October 2017, in Hyderabad, India. A serious academic pursuit of dance combined with a performance festival with the best of scholars and performers from across the world under one roof is the unique feature of the Conclave.

The Conclave will feature the performances of renowned dancers Guru Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Guru Jayarama Rao and T. Reddi Laxmi, Parswanath Upadhye and group and the world-renowned production Keibul Lamjao from the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal, Manipur. Nartanam has carefully chosen the acclaimed maestros to present exemplary dance. The evening performances will be held at Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad, 6pm onwards.

The other major component of the Conclave is the Seminar on Nrttaratnavali, an important treatise on dance and music of the Kakatiya times. Renowned scholars like Dr. Mandakranta Bose, Satavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh, Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, Dr. Bharat Gupt, Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Dr. Vidya Shimladka, Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Guru Kalakrishna and national critics like Leela Venkataraman, Dr. Sunil Kothari, Photographer Avinash Pasricha, K. K. Gopalakrishnan, Kedar Mishra and renowned personalities like Dr. Kiran Seth, Suresh K Goel & many others will be participating which is sure to create a vibrant discussion on the text and generate valuable academic information. The Kakatiya Heritage Trust which has recently published a translation of the treatise Nrttaratnavali in English is the co-host of the Seminar. The Seminar will be held from 9.30am to 1.30pm everyday at Hotel Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad.


Venue: The Plaza Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad
Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm

Oct 5:
9.30 - 10.30am: Formal inauguration of Seminar, Welcome address
Keynote Address
Award ceremony and Recorded message of Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, inaugural address

10.30 -10.45am: Welcome Address to Seminar: Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao

10.45- 11.15am: Tea break

11.15am - 12.15pm: Dr. Bharat Gupt - An overview of dance as dealt in the sastras from Natyasastra down to Nrttaratnavali.
Chair: Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao

12.15 - 1.15pm: Textual Traditions of Telugu Land/ Contribution of Nrttaratnavali in Telugu Literature- Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda
Chair: Dr. Mandakranta Bose

Oct 6:
9.30 -10.30am: Nrttaratnavali: An Overview- Dr. Yashoda Thakur
Chair: Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda

10.30 - 11.30am: The Sastric tradition of Nrttaratnavali - Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao
Chair: Dr. Mandakranta Bose

11.30 - 1.30pm: Lecture Demonstration by Guru Kalakrishna: Panchangas of Perini as reconstructed by Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna
Chair: Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao

Oct 7:
9.30 - 10.30am: Paper: Someshvara's Manasollasa in comparison with Nrttaratnavali -
Dr. R. Ganesh
Chair: Dr. Bharat Gupt

11.30am - 1.30pm: Panel Discussion split in 2 sessions
The Government, the Artist, the Scholar and the Corporate - Bridging the Pillars
Panel: B. Venkatesham, Mamidi Harikrishna, 2 Corporate representatives like Tata Projects, and Reddy Laboratories, Dr. Bharat Gupt, Dr. Pappu Venugopala Rao, Dr. Kiran Seth, Dr. Suresh K Goel, Dr. E. Siva Nagi Reddy, Dr. Alekhya Punjala and Dr. Anupama Kylash, Dr. Katyayani Ganti, Leela Venkataraman, Kedar Mishra, K K Gopalakrishnan
Moderator: B. V. Papa Rao

Oct 8:
9.30-10.30am: Nrttaratnavali and the transition of the concept of "Marga & Desi" post Nrttaratnavali - Dr. Mandakranta Bose
Chair: Dr. Bharat Gupt

10.30 - 11.30am: Questions

11.30am -12.30pm: The sculptural representation of the desi tradition with a special focus on Nrttaratnavali - Dr Vidya Shimladka
Chair: Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda

Venue: Ravindra Bharati, Khairatabad, Hyderabad
Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Oct 5: Within Boundaries: Bharatanatyam by Parshwanath Upadhye and group, Bangalore

Oct 6: Guru-Shishya: Kuchipudi by T. Reddi Lakshmi and Guru Rama Rao, Delhi

Oct 7: Transcending Tradition: KEIBUL LAMJAO by JNMDA, Imphal, Manipur

Oct 8: Guru- Sishya: Odissi by Madhavi Mudgal and Arushi Mudgal, Delhi

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