2016

From Pralaya to a new dawn
- Dr. Sehdev Kumar
Pics: Mansa Photography



NEW DRAPES IN COSTUME DESIGN
Dr. Anita Ratnam's session at Natya Darshan on Dec 17, 2016 (Slide Show)
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai



Dazzling show at Buddhist monument
- Jyothi Raghuram
e-mail: jyothi.r.ram@gmail.com



attenDANCE Awards 2016 (Report)



Kuchipudi Kalaa Kendram celebrates 19th anniversary
- Bhavanvitha Venkat
e-mail: bhavanvitha@gmail.com



Mahanayaka Bijoyananda 
- Tapati Chowdurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



Dances on divya vahana (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Celebration of 40 years of Kalasri with Himalaya  (Report)
- Jeanine Wallace



The Mahabharata: a visual narrative (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Elevating performance by Pavitra Bhat (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Sitayascharitam Mahat - Indeed! (Report)
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net



Remembering a dynamic woman and a leader
J Jayalalithaa.. glimpses from her life before politics.. in DANCE AND CINEMA
(Slide show)
Dancer, actor and politician J Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, passed away on December 5, 2016 at Chennai, aged 68. She was a disciple of Guru KJ Sarasa.



Adivasi Adibimb Festival at Chaibasa (Report)
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



‘Voices’ by Srinidhi Raghavan
- Malar Linkeswaran
e-mail: malar.linkeshwaran@googlemail.com



Darpana dazzle at Hampi and DIAF (Report)



Krishna Leelarnavam in Melbourne (Report)
- Nalini Priyadharshini



Sparkling performance with confidence 
- Bhavani Ravindran



Fluidity and lyricism meet strict technique (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



The rhythms of rural India 
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Tripura Sundari Dance and Music Festival
- Tapati Chowdurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



A mixed bag of good music and excellent dance
- A Boothalingam
e-mail: blingam1940@yahoo.com



Natya Sampradhyam: Dance journey of Bhagavathas (Report)
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com



Kathak Pratyagati, a kaleidoscopic journey  (Report) 
- Sangeeta Lad



Matey Malayadhwaja, an ode to the Divine Mother (Report)
- Sunil Sunkara
e-mail: sunilrsunkara@gmail.com



Natya Parampara Utsav
- G. Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Natyanjali's Nartaka Festival
- Jitinder Krishna
e-mail: sathirdance@gmail.com



Ilango’s epic poem comes alive on stage
- G.Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Bangalore International Arts Festival 2016 (Report)



Shekawati Utsav, Momasar, October 2016, Rajasthan (Slide show)



Kalakshetra’s Valmiki Ramayana at Iskcon, Bangalore (Report)
- Ulaganathan Ganesan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Kathak workshop by Guru Parwati Dutta (Report)
- Vibha Ramaswami



Graceful performance by Sinni Krishnamayuri
- A Boothalingam
e-mail: blingam1940@yahoo.com



Natya’s Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan in collaboration with Eri Mefri, Artistic Director of Indonesia’s Nan Jombang Dance, presented THE INCOMPLETE GESTURE on Oct 1, 2016 at  North Shore Center for the Perf Arts, Skokie, IL (Slide show)



Rasanubhuti at Rasasvada
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
e-mail: khokar1960@gmail.com



An August evening in September
- Rajesh Chandrashekaran
e-mail: vrontheweb@att.net



Poorna Margam: Project of Natyarangam (Report)



Poonthanam’s Jnanappana comes alive on stage
- G. Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



An ambitious ode to Astras
- Veejay Sai
e-mail: vs.veejaysai@gmail.com



Truly an utsav of dance styles (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Margam crossing cultural borders
- Satish Suri
e-mail:satishism@yahoo.co.in



Vibrant Kuchipudi by Srividya Angara Sinha (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Dancing hues: A painted feature on dance (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Chinmaya Yuva Kendra presented ‘A Tryst with Surya’ (Slide Show)
Conceptualized by Swami Mitrananda, choreographed by Radhika Kathal
On Aug 21, 2016 at Chinmaya Auditorium, Delhi



Sweating Saris and Other Dance Conversations
- Ketu H. Katrak
e-mail: khkatrak@uci.edu



The 22nd Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com



Debadhara Award Festival 2016
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Trans Art Festival: Beyond gender (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Attakkalari: An arena for learning
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



'Inter_rupted' by Aditi Mangaldas and Drishtikon Dance Company (Slide Show)
World premiere on Aug 6, 2016 at NCPA, Mumbai
Photos: Nirvair Singh
 


Kathak’s date with Academia- Mumbai’s first Kathak Symposium (Report)
- Devesh Mirchandani



Krishna Bharatham (Report)
- Lalitha Venkat
e-mail: lalvenkat@yahoo.com



Seminar on Guru Shishya Parampara at Mulam Festival (Report)
- Apoorva Sameer Rao
e-mail: artappu@gmail.com



Month long workshop on classical dances (Report)
- Jintu Sarma
e-mail: jsarma88@gmail.com



Performances at Mulam Festival (Report)
- Dr. Rama V. Bennur



Prakruti Dhwani by Anantara (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



The wonderment of Ramayana by Academy of Bharatanatyam (Report)
-Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@gmail.com



Sankalpa 2016 by Nrittyoday
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Wings of Fire - Ignition Stage One! (Report)
- Harish Jayanth and Sumant Nemmani
e-mail: nsumant96@gmail.com



When smaranam becomes a thematic narrative (Report)
- Anita Vallabh
e-mail: aniaeka@gmail.com



Amritanjali Festival 2016  (Report)
- Sowmya Jayabharathwaj



The 26th Raindrops Festival 2016  (Report)
- Sanjukta Wagh & Daksha Mashruwala



The eyes of Sita: ‘Sitaparityagam’ performed by Kapila Venu
- Shebana Coelho



Margam by Natya Niketan: A visual delight
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



‘Soaked in Love’ in San Francisco 
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net



South Asian Dance Retreat returns with a bang to Columbus, Ohio
- Sudha Ganesh & Fenella Kennedy



Samanvita glides through a historic dance performance in St. Louis
- Anitha Nagendra



Biennial program of Nritya Kalangan and premiere of ‘Agni: The Bird of Fire’ 
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Raining dance and music in monsoon (Report)
- Renu Ramanath
e-mail: renuramanath@hotmail.com



Delightful Odissi by Sujata Mohapatra (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Manikanda Charitam
- Prabal Gupta
e-mail: probs.gupta12@gmail.com



Dharani’s new theatre (Report)
- V.P. Dhananjayan
e-mail: bkalanjali@gmail.com



Bhagavata Mela: 76 and still going strong
- G Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Becoming M.S. Subbulakshmi: A bold move in revealing our true history
- Nithya Iyer
e-mail: msnithyaiyer@gmail.com



Four iconic 'Purush' (Report)
- Priyanka Narayanan
e-mail: kunjalu@gmail.com



Unique dance program (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Deba Smruti 2016 
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Setting standards 
- Shyama Sasidharan
e-mail: shyamasdhar@gmail.com



Lepakshi Kalakar Utsav 2016 (Report)
- Sudha Sridhar
e-mail: sudhasridhar@hotmail.com



Krishna Leelarnava: An endeavour worth emulation
- Padma Murali
e-mail: padmamurali@yahoo.com



Karna: Destiny’s Child (Report)
- Geetha Chandra



Sri Krishna Leela in South Africa
- Suria D Govender



Nrityakalya presents its second show: Bhaktha Baalas
- Priya Das
e-mail: priyafeatures@gmail.com



Birds and animals dance in ‘From farm to jungle’
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Dancing to the warning bells of drought (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com   



Anurati in varied dance styles (Report)



Samarasa featured delightful duet performances (Report)
- Akila Venkat
e-mail: akilzasarch@gmail.com



Debjani Chaliha celebrates her 82nd birthday (Report)
- Tapati Chowdurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



The tale of Nal-Damayanti in Chhau and Odissi (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com   



An evening of rhythmic bliss (Report)
- Chintan Shelat
e-mail: cdshelat@gmail.com



A nayak dancer to watch over and over (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Sookshma - Sanjali’s CSR
- G Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Fascinating ‘Seethaapaharana’ in San Francisco Bay Area
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net



Veterans sparkle on World Dance Day (Report)
- Swetha Sundar



'An Enchanting Ode': From a story to a concept
- S.D. Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@gmail.com  



'Aham Sita' by Gowri Ramnarayan and Vidhya Subramanian
- Priya Das
e-mail: priyafeatures@gmail.com



Holi memories in the Delhi summer (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com   



Srjan's Kubja
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



The glory of Vazhuvoor margam by Dhivya S Pillai
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Hari Hara by Ganesh Vasudeva and Nadhi Thekkek
- Priya Das
e-mail: priyafeatures@gmail.com



Second Gurukrupa Nrutya Samaroha (Report)
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Datta Darshanam (Report)
- Kalyani Raja
e-mail: kpraja18@gmail.com



Padhant as puja: The Sarngadeva Samaroh (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Nayika seminar in Hyderabad (Report)
- Tapati Chowdhurie
e-mail: tapatichow@yahoo.co.in



A captivating Margam by Aruna Bhargavi (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



6th Naada Bindu Festival  (Report)



All set to explore the excitement
- S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@gmail.com



Maadhurya Shauryam by Harshitha Venkatesh
- Priya Das
e-mail: priyafeatures@gmail.com



Strength, thy name is woman
- Shereen Saif
e-mail: shereen.saif@gmail.com



Odissi Dance Festival 2016 organised by Shinjan Nrityalaya
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Nrityanjali 25
- Veena Murthy Vijay
e-mail: veenamurthyvijay@gmail.com



Dance as a Metaphor for Life - Reflections on a River!
- Ramaa Bharadvaj
e-mail: ramaabharadvaj@gmail.com



Smrutikusumanjali (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



Commendable performance of "Sri Krishna Parijatham" 
- Bhavanvitha Venkat
e-mail: bhavanvitha@gmail.com



'Ranjani' enthralls Bay Area on 'International Day of Happiness' 
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima@sbcglobal.net



My experience with the Navarasa Sadhana (Report)
- Uma Katju
e-mail: umakatju@gmail.com



The anand of watching Brahmanand (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com  



Sumitra Keshava: Sincere and sinuous
- Naveena
e-mail: naveena_b_2002@yahoo.co.in



Creativity within traditional parameters
- Ranee Kumar
e-mail: Ranee@journalist.com



The process of empowerment
- S D Desai
e-mail: sureshmrudula@gmail.com



Excellent Kathak at Remembering Pt Ravi Shankar festival (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com



Duet by Saswati Sen and Sujata Mohapatra in Sur Festival
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Inward bound 
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Bhadrachala Ramadas: A devotional journey (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



'He Did It - The Journey of a Master': Tribute in dance
 - Vishva Samani & Jayasri Pillai



Samarpan 2016 (Report)
- Vaishnavi Kashyap
e-mail: vaishu19kash@gmail.com



Kinkini Dance Festival (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Naina Shastri’s Samara
-  Priya Das
e-mail: priyafeatures@gmail.com



Visesha Kala Poshakam 2016 (Report)



Studio Pottery in Kala Ghoda Festival (Report)
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Lava-Kusa at Narada Gana Sabha
- Balayogi Venkataraman
e-mail: balayogiv@gmail.com



Bol, bhava, bliss (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com  



Earnest attempt by Himabindu Kanoj and group
- Naveena
e-mail: naveena_b_2002@yahoo.co.in



Naada Nrityotsava 2016 (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in



Margazhi festival of Takshashila Dance Academy (Report)
- Vijay Shanker
e-mail: vijaydance@gmail.com



These budding dancers need our help (Report)
- G. Ulaganathan
e-mail: Ulag_nath@yahoo.com



The gungaan of the Ganganis (Report)
- Shveta Arora
e-mail: shwetananoop@gmail.com  



Mahagami presented 6th Sarngadeva Samaroh & Sarngadeva Prasang (Slide show)
January 15 - 18, 2016 Aurangabad



Dwita: Duality of life (Report)
- Vaishnavi B.M.
e-mail: vaishu19kash@gmail.com



Rich variety at Drishti Festival (Report)
- G.Ulaganathan
e-mail: ulag_nath@yahoo.com



Mudra Dance Festival 2016: Day 2 (Report)
- Shereen Saif
e-mail: shereen.saif@gmail.com



Apoorva Noopura Dance Company in Bangalore (Report)
- Satish Suri
e-mail: satishism@yahoo.co.in 



San Francisco Bay area soaks in Bhakti (Report)
- Poornima Ramaprasad
e-mail: poornima-at-sbcglobal-dot-net



Nritya Parva 2015 at Guwahati
- Nita Vidyarthi
e-mail: nitavidyarthi@gmail.com



Mohini Nrityati
- Padma Jayaraj
e-mail: padmajayaraj@gmail.com



Enchanting music, exquisite dance
- Ranee Kumar
e-mail: Ranee@journalist.com



In step with tradition
- Shereen Saif
e-mail: shereen.saif@gmail.com