2013
Snippets of Uday Shankar Dance Festival (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Sapphire’s Analogues (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Two versions of Bharatanatyam in one evening
- Usha RK
e-mail: simplyushark@gmail.com


Kartik Fine Arts & Arangham Trust present
Purush: The Global Dancing Male - Conference/Performance Conclave
December 18-22, 2013 Chennai

Responses
Purush: Male Moves through the century
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
Dancing Men
- Dr Ananda Shankar Jayant
e-mail: ananda.jayant@gmail.com
Male moves
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com
An entire season in a few hours
- Dr. Annapoorna Kuppuswamy
e-mail: a.kuppuswamy@ucl.ac.uk
Of Heads and Tales
- Chitra Sundaram
e-mail: chitra@chitrasundaram.org
The primacy of male and female energies in the Dancing Male
- Dr. Ketu H. Katrak
e-mail: khkatrak@uci.edu
Dec 22: Mythos, Modernity & Masculinity
Dec 21:  The male body in film and on stage
Dec 20: Purush is the imagination, Prakriti is the reality?
- Kiran Rajagopalan
e-mail: kiran.rajagopalan@gmail.com
Poems
Identity crisis
- Sooraj Subramaniam

Stories on a timeless night
- Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran

Slide shows
- Dec 22, 2013
- Dec 21, 2013
- Dec 18, 19 & 20, 2013
Daily newsletter by Lalitha Venkat
Dec 22, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
Dec 20, 2013
http://purush2013.blogspot.in/
Provocations
Every day during the 5-day event, the Purush blog posted provocations for presenters and audiences to engage with and respond to. Readers are welcome to respond as well. Please email us at blog.purush@gmail.com
- Pandit Birju Maharaj speaks on Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (video)
- 'Vulgarity is a perspective' - Hari Krishnan
- Gender/less: A conversation with Leela Venkataraman
- 'I am still a one-man army' - Astad Deboo
- Ruminations from Rustom
- Dance has been polarised...all bogus binaries - Navtej Johar
- Q and A with Pavitra Bhat
- A chat with Ramli Ibrahim




Bhakti nritya (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


An evening of padams and javalis (Report)
- Veena Murthy Vijay
e-mail: veenamurthyvijay@gmail.com


The male dancer in Three Goddesses
- Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy
e-mail: c.kuppuswamy@sheffield.ac.uk


Sathyanarayana Raju’s riveting Ramakatha
- Dr. Sunil Kothari
e-mail: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com


Prayag
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Mudra National Dance Festival 2013
- Hareesh N. Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Precise and poetic (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


The west takes on eastern hues
- Dr S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


Naada - Festival of Music: From within to the skies
- Dr. S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


Timeless Krishna Leela (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Celebrating Dr. Vempati Chinna Sathyam’s birthday (Report)
- Bhavanvitha Venkat
e-mail: bhavanvitha@gmail.com


Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2013 (Report)

Workshop at Rasavikalpam (Report)
- Dr. Sreedevi N Nampoothiri
e-mail: sreedevi.nn@gmail.com


Brilliant new choreography premiered in Seattle
- Vidya Chandra Sekhar
e-mail: vidyashaker@hotmail.com


Sujata Mohapatra dazzles at Vancouver
- Anil Raj
e-mail: ilpintl@hotmail.com


Nirgun piya, prem geet
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


From Thought to Theatre: A movement workshop by Ramaa Bharadvaj (Report)
- Nishith Anand


‘Siberian Patterns’ makes it merry
Text & pics: Hareesh N. Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Shantala wins Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance (Report)

Soul stirring immersion in Bharatanatyam
- Aparna Mathur
e-mail: aparna94@gmail.com


Macbeth recast
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Savitha Sastry takes on ‘human gods’ in The Prophet (Report)
- Rakesh Konni
e-mail: rakeshkonni@gmail.com


Dance Unparalleled (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Natyanjali’s Natya Utsav (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Telugu poems and Tagore
- Nita Vidyarthi


Vidhya Subramanian performs in Austin (Report)
- Anuradha Naimpally


Of legend and love
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


An entry lacking vigor
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Soulful recitals at Soorya Fest (Report)
-  Rakesh Konni
e-mail: rakeshkonni@gmail.com


Hey Mor Devota
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com


The mystic longing to be One with the Eternal               
- Dr. S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


The changing profile of theatre in Kerala (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


The vibrant Afro-disiac form of dance (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Spirituality in classical dance
- Dr. S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


Dance Symposium at Rutgers-Newark (Report)
- Marisa Pierson


Mesmerized by one, two, three many visual extravaganzas
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net


Diksha: A tribute to Muthuswamy Dikshitar (Report)
- Purnima Gururaj


The dance of soul, the soul of dance - within
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Galaxy of stars celebrate Bharatanatyam at Nritya Sangama (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Kavyanjali - An Ode to Gurudev (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Neelam - A rasika’s thoughts
- Hema Iyer Ramani
e-mail: iyerwrites@gmail.com


Effulgent ‘Soorya’ shines in Bangalore
- Jyothi Raghuram   
e-mail: jyothi.r.ram@gmail.com


Kruthika makes it a class apart
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Dr. Neena Prasad’s students add sheen to Onam festivities  (Report)
- Supriya Rajan
e-mail: supriya.dancer@gmail.com


Context, Collaboration and Commerce (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


The GKCM Award Festival 2013: A complete musical experience
- Manjari Sinha
e-mail: manjari@sinha.com


Women of fire and light (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Nitya Nritya: A feast of dance
- Usha RK
e-mail: simplyushark@gmail.com


The Devi’s blessing: Yuvati
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


The glory of being Kelubabu
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


Poothana getting salvation
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


19th Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Drishti Nrityarpana
- Veena Murthy Vijay


Shradhanjali by Odissi Dancers Forum, Kolkata
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com


Chennai Culture Juggernaut (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Jugalbandi Festival
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


Book release of 'Master of Arts: A life in dance' (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


A memorable Lalitha
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Blown away to ecstasy by Rama Vaidyanathan’s Mad and Divine
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net


Aakash Ganga celebrates Annual Day (Report)
- Sumana Hebbar
e-mail: sumanabv@yahoo.com


'The Cloud Messenger' by Nava Dance Theatre (Report)
- Dr. Rohini Dandavate


From dark depths to radiant heights
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Precise, neat and professional
- Sushma Mohan
e-mail: sushmakasthuri@hotmail.com


Yudh: Bay area debates war and peace through Bharatanatyam
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net


Naman 2013: An odyssey of grace, style and aesthetics
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Dazzling performance by Dakshina
- A Boothalingam
e-mail: blingam1940@yahoo.com


Alaknanda and Sanskriti troupe charm Polish audience (Report)

Suron ki dastaan (The story of music) (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


With love from Bengal
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Bhoopaala Bharatham: History lesson, dance and mime (Part 1I) (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Bhoopaala Bharatham: History lesson, dance and mime (Part 1) (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


A scintillating Kuchipudi performance (Report)
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com


Nartan: An evening of Kathak
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Spicmacay Gurukul Anubhav Scholarship (Report)
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com


15 years of Attendance (Report)

Silver jubilee of Naatya Adhyayana Gurukulam (Report)

Celebrating the Mysore tradition: D Keshava and Sumitra Keshava
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Paschime Rabi by Kalamandalam Kolkata
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: drnitav@rediffmail.com


Lively performance by Three Aksha Dance Ensemble (Report)
- Anukruthi Dharmasena
e-mail: anukruthidharmasena@mail.com


Klassical, Kontemporary and Kindling
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Nrityavadhana (Report)
- Bhramari Shivaprakash
e-mail: bhramarisrao@yahoo.com


The Dhananjayans at Nritya Yatri (Report)

Mazhakapu - The many hues of the rain
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Nritarutya’s youth wing at Dance DIScourse series (Report)

Bharata and Ilango (Report)
- Nanditha Prabhu
e-mail: prabhu.nandu@gmail.com


Indian dance in a global age - East and West meet in Berlin (Report)
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
e-mail: khokar1960@gmail.com


Shivapriya School of Dance celebrates silver jubilee
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Lec-dem on Annamacharya (Report)
- Mala Mohan


Kampni in Korea (Report)

Ragas of the desert (Report)
- Verushka Pather
e-mail: verushkamood@hotmail.com


Let your heart swell for the Yamuna (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Making a mission of teaching Mohiniattam (Report)
- Renu Ramanath
e-mail: renuramanath@hotmail.com


Colorful Rangabati Festival (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


National Young Dance Fest 2013
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


The metamorphosis in Kathakali
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Samakala festival of contemporary dance
- Kedar Mishra
e-mail: kedarsikha@gmail.com


Nritya Sandhya
- Vinatha Kumar
e-mail: vinatha65@yahoo.com


The Sattriya footprint in Bangalore (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Odissi exponent Barkha Tanvir shows promise
- Dr. Sunil Kothari
e-mail: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com


Bhasha, dhwani and ballet (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


T. Reddi Lakshmi’s delectable Kuchipudi recital
- Dr. Sunil Kothari
e-mail: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com


Cry for help
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


International Children's Dance Festival in Bulgaria (Report)

SPIC MACAY’s 1st International Convention
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


National Chhau Dance Fest in Bhubaneswar (Report)

Celebration of Rabindra Jayanti (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


From Bangalore to Jaipur via Mumbai (Report)

An aesthetic journey (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


A Bharatanatyam breather (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


95th birth anniversary celebrations of T Balasaraswati (Report)

Light doesn’t have arms to carry us
- Rakesh Khanna


Chicago celebrates sounds of the veena (Report)

Samskriti Festival at Aurangabad (Report)
- Shalaka Deshpande
e-mail: shalaka22.2004@gmail.com


World Dance Day in Singapore (Report)

Resonances of nature
- Padma Jayaraj


Tribute to Kelubabu
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


World Dance Day at Bangalore (Report)

Kamba Ramayanam - A dance theatre adaptation (Report)
- Shaji Ramanalil, Zürich
e-mail: shaji.ramanalil@gmail.com


Thyagaraja: An embroidery of emotions  (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Sapphire’s PATTON Quarterly Arts Series (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Chimera
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


‘Classical Departures’ at Alchemy (Report)
- Kalpana Raghuraman
e-mail: kalpanarts@gmail.com


Gently flows the Sindhu
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


Anuradha Venkatraman’s tribute to Maharaja Swati Tirunal (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


A 'Houseful' diversion, nonetheless!
- Jyothi Raghuram
e-mail: jyothi.r.ram@gmail.com


When shishyas shone (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


5th St. Louis Indian Dance Festival: Bigger and better (Report)
- Kumuda Prabhakar & Anitha Nagendra


Sri Ram Vijoy Ankiya Bhaona
- Dr. Sunil Kothari
e-mail: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com


The 3rd Naada Bindu Festival for the Arts: Sacred Encounters
- Usha Sundaresan


Encounter 7 - an evening of contemporary dance (Report)

Book launch of 'Sattriya: Classical Dance of Assam' (Report)
- Raju Das
e-mail: rajusna@yahoo.co.in 


Budding Dancers’ Festival: A celebration  
- Dr. SD Desai 
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


Bharatanatyam recital by Keerthana Ravi
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Governor releases book on Mohiniattam (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


Rural rhythms
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


6th Guru Debaprasad Award
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
e-mail: khokar1960@gmail.com


Culture on campus (Report)

Katkatha and nritya-katha (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Natyanjali Festival in Mumbai (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


The beauty of the Black Swan (Report)
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay


Workshop at Pariniti Kalakendra (Report)
- Madhuri Upadhya
e-mail: madhuri@nritarutya.com


Celebrating women power (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


Sangeetha's elegant Odissi
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


Dharini Mathur’s enjoyable Bharatanatyam recital
- Dr. Sunil Kothari
e-mail: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com


Tribute to Pandit Kishan Maharaj (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


The Quest
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Rare outing for talented dancer
- Jyothi Raghuram
e-mail: jyothi.r.ram@gmail.com


Nrithya Vaibhava
- Dr.  M Surya Prasad
e-mail: drmsuryaprasad@gmail.com


4th Indo European Dance Festival (Report)

51st Maharana Kumbha Sangeet Samaroh in Udaipur (Report)

Inspired by dance festival 'Remembering Rukmini Devi'
The Lesson
- Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran
e-mail; kyudoindia@gmail.com

Charmed, on an ivory moonlit night (Report)

Unfettered (Poem)

Poothana Moksham (Poem)

Threshold (Poem)
Painting/Sketch & text: Ashwini Kaarthikeyan
e-mail: ashwinikaarthikeyan@gmail.com



Music and deafness
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay, Kolkata
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Samrachana Festival of Dance Choreography (Report)


Sarasa Natya Mala (Report)

Siddhendra Yogi Natyakalotsav 2013 (Report)
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com


Guru Charanambujam
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


The 28th Konark Dance and Music Festival (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


A delightful evening of Kathakali
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Cascading effect of Keremane’s artful journey
- Jyothi Raghuram
e-mail: jyothi.r.ram@gmail.com


Mindscape
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Attakkalari India Biennial: Writing on Dance  (Report)
e-mail: documentation@attakkalari.org


Odysseus: The mythical hero
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


Kuchipudi dance workshop (Report)
- V Sowmyasree
e-mail: devmdura2007@gmail.com


Delighting Nala and a deficient Hamsam
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


8th Drishti Dance Festival
- G Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com


Rhyme and season: Footprints on Water by Aditi Mangaldas
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com


Yashodhara: A triumph of creative imagination
- Dr. SD Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi entertain Bay Area rasikas
- Jyotsna Vaideeswaran
email: jyothu@yahoo.com


Samavesh II (Report)
- Supriya Rajan
e-mail: supriya.dancer@gmail.com


Three generations
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Nataraja Samman 2013 (Report)
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


Kathak and Tap Dance at Rajarani Temple (Report)

Journeys of the soul
- Veejay Sai, Bangalore 
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com


Getting back to dance
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Kathak beyond boundaries (Report)
- Vijay Shanker, Mumbai
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


Tracing the agonies of Ahalya
- Renu Ramanath
e-mail: renuramanath@hotmail.com


Maha Maya: Tribute to US Krishna Rao (1912 – 2012) (Report)

Where did they lose all the color?
- Veejay Sai, Bangalore
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com



Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 7
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 6
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 5
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 4
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 3
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 2
Madras Music Academy dance festival: Day 1
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com



Dialog 2013: A conversation between India and Germany
- Sulagna Mukhopadhyay, Kolkata
e-mail: sulagna64@gmail.com


I can watch you dance forever (Poem)
- MG Ashley


Vivacious Janane Sethunarayanan
- A. Boothalingam
e-mail: blingam1940@yahoo.com


Dancers of tomorrow
- Hareesh N Nampoothiri
e-mail: newn.haree@gmail.com


Breathtaking performance by Shankar Kandasamy
- Satish Suri, Bangalore
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in


Rachana Sansad introduces course in Bharatanatyam (Report)
- Vijay Shanker, Mumbai
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


Bharatanatyam dance drama Lava Kusa
Text & pics: Balayogi
e-mail: balayogiv@gmail.com


Exquisite Manipuri dances
- Vijay Shanker, Mumbai
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com


International Odissi Dance Festival at Bhubaneswar (Report)
Photos courtesy: Odisha Tourism


Side Steps: Asides, comments and murmurs at the Chennai dance festival 2012-13 (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com


Scintillating performance by Meenakshi Srinivasan
- A Boothalingam
e-mail: blingam1940@yahoo.com



Who are you? (Poem)
The alchemy of existence (Report)
The face of my teacher (Poem)
Blossoming (Poem)
We are (Poem)
- Sketch & text: Ashwini Kaarthikeyan
e-mail: ashwinikaarthikeyan@gmail.com



Silicon Andhra 3rd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention (Report)
- Shyama Shasidhar
e-mail: shyamasdhar@gmail.com


Kochi-Muziris Biennale: India’s first Biennale (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com


Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival
Outstanding collaborations dedicated to women
       
- Dr. SD Desai, Ahmedabad
e-mail: sureshmrudula@yahoo.co.in


SaMaaGaMa by eAmbalam: an overview (Report)
- Vidyalakshmi Venkataraman