conducts a Village Outreach Program where about 300 local village children
receive free training at Nrityagram.
For those who cannot go to Nrityagram for dance training, instructors travel to Bangalore to conduct weekly classes at the Palace Grounds. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, training is given in Odissi and includes yoga and an introduction to the Nrityagram philosophy. There is no age limit except that students have to be over 6 years. Right now, the total duration of training is 5 hours per week.
|Volume I and II of Padma Subrahmanyam's book KARANAS - COMMON DANCE CODES OF INDIA AND INDONESIA was released on July 1 in Chennai by the Union Minister for HRD, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi.|
Lakshminarayana Sastry introduced the practice of presenting individual
items in Kuchipudi and built up a huge repository of solo items. With his
pioneering work and vision in initiating new directions in dance, he was
responsible for giving solo dance its rightful place in the dance field.
("Vedantam Laxminarayana Sastry: His Life, times and achievement" by M Nagabhushana Sarma, Nartanam Vol II, #2, Apr - June 2002).