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#MeToo : Need of the hour - Establishing  redressal mechanisms
-  Ananda Shankar Jayant

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Anita says.....

My castle, formed by bows of light
I led my armies to the field of existence
Melodic voices, my banners in the eternal war
Fine threads, my armour in the fluid body
- Greek designer Ionna Kourbella

You are all reading this as I am en route back home after a 5 week tour of two continents.

What does it mean to tour? To pack and unpack all the elements of costume, props, sets and SELF from one theatre to another? From one city to another? From hot and humid to dry and windy? What kind of toll does it take when you are not accompanied by a core team who understands and anticipates your needs? How do you communicate and coordinate the social, technical and artistic demands of the work, each time to a new set of people?

It has been exhausting, rewarding, irritating, gratifying, uplifting, depressing but overall, FULFILLING!

Read on...

#MeToo : Need of the hour - Establishing redressal mechanisms
- Ananda Shankar Jayant

Links to articles & Responses from artistes

Performances at the 2nd Nartanam Conclave

Mallika Sarabhai's Mother River is an unusual work

"#TimesUp", and it is your time now: Why the dance world needs to think about "#MeToo"

The spark and the sparkle

Fury, frustration and family heirloom

Experts discuss theatre today and cultural transformation

Birthday wishes
Sudha Chandra Sekhar (BN): Oct 4
Madhavi Mudgal (Odissi): Oct 4
Roja Kannan (BN): Oct 6
Raja Reddy (Kuchipudi): Oct 6
Chitra Visweswaran (BN): Oct 12
Rathna Kumar (BN): Oct 27
Hema Rajagopalan (BN): Oct 28
I am not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn’t.
- Twyla Tharp

Narthaki newsletter is a wonderful and essential newsletter in the field of dance.
-Asavari Rahalkar

Cartoon strip by Anusha Namburi
, disciple of Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

Mallikarjuna temple, Basaralu, Karnataka
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Bharata Kalanjali celebrated its golden jubilee
At Sir Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium, on Oct 2, 2018 at Chennai
Photos courtesy: Bharata Kalanjali

Mallika Sarabhai and Darpana repertory presented Mother River
At Natarani, Ahmedabad, on Sept 21, 2018
Photos courtesy: Darpana


Kalasagara UK presents
Tat Tvam Asi

Oct 21 & 28, 2018 Freemont & NYC

Padmalaya Dance Foundation & IDA present
IDA 2018: Chitra Katha

Oct 27, 2018 Bangalore

Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation presents
Natya Parampara Utsav 2018

Oct 28, 2018, 5pm Bangalore

Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy presents
Dhimahi - Dynamic Meditations on Laya

Nov 23 - 25, 2018 Chennai

Kala Sadhanalaya’s Jagat Pavani Ganga
- Navya Maitri Konda

Amaiza’s Dastaan E Dhadkan: Journey of life in dance form
- Dr. Bhabani Dikshit

Of interpretations, Indic thoughts and dance dilemmas: A tale of twin cities
- Dr. Sujatha Maringanti

Nartanam Conclave 2018 on Music in Dance: Part 2
- Lalitha Venkat

Nartanam Conclave 2018 on Music in Dance: Part 1
- Lalitha Venkat

The role of accompanying artists in dance
- Shveta Arora

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