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Anita says.....

May 1, 2018

Practice like you have never won
Perform like you have never lost

April arrived and departed in a blaze of dance events. Even with the mercury touching 45 degrees in some parts of India, hundreds of dancers were marking WORLD DANCE DAY- April 29th - with endless performances and dance-centric events.

Certainly, this day could not have been dreamed up by anyone in Asia!

For this performer, just rehearsing daily became difficult in my semi open air studio, with face and limbs soaked in perspiration even as early at 7.30am!

Still, the experience of recollecting and reviving 3 early dance compositions of my guru Adyar K Lakshman and the original creative team of musicians Madurai Sethuraman, Madurai N Krishnan and genius percussionist Trichur Ramanathan, was a sweet ride down memory lane - albeit slippery with sweat!

Read on...





Dancing on rivers


Original way of looking at group Bharatanatyam

Dancing for oneself



Masks marking obscurantism


Masquerade of grandiose dreams


Is classical dance changing guard?


Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company’s 10X10 bound by a single conceptual thread


Zohra Segal Arts Festival


Natya Vriksha celebrates World Dance Day


Nimitta: Shila Mehta explores new theme in Kathak


NCPA's signature Mudra Dance Festival









Kailasanatha temple, Kanchipuram
Photo: Lalitha Venkat


QUOTE
"Great poetry and great music do not make great dance. Dance is the ability to make music visual."
- Alarmel Valli (at Thennangur camp 2018)


COMMENT
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-Pallavi Basak, UK
Birthday wishes
Parassini Kunhiraman Nair (Kathakali): May 3
Leela Samson:  May 6
Mallika Sarabhai: May 8
Kumudini Lakhia: May 17
Ramli Ibrahim: May 20
Anita Ratnam: May 21
Revathi Ramachandran: May 21
CV Chandrasekhar: May 22
Pratap Pawar: May 22
Manjari Sinha: May 22
Kalamandalam Gopi: May 25


Sand sculpture
Tribute to German choreographer PINA BAUSCH By PEDRO MIDA, LISBON PORTUGAL


Comic strip by Anusha Namburi, disciple of Ananda Shankar Jayant







Rama Vaidyanathan & ensemble present Vivartana:Dance transforms
Apr 19 - May 25, 2018 USA


Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presents 78th Year Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav
May 17 - 26, 2018 Melattur




Navarasa Sadhana: A system of acting methodology for actors and dancers
- G. Venu






Kathak dancer Shivani Varma on the concept of a production
- Shveta Arora


Jonathan Hollander: Dance allows people to forget they have been traumatized
- Shveta Arora




Reading the language of theatre
- Dr. S D Desai


Rani Karnaa
- Dr. Sunil Kothari



The Pickle Factory Season 1
- Riti Sharma


Hori ke Rang
- Anupma Harshal

Bragha Bessel: A golden milestone of a dance journey
- Satish Suri


Nritya Dhara: A platform for young talents
- Shilpi Aggarwal



A myriad emotions 
- Poornima Mathilakath


Exploring the grandeur of Kathak
- Satish Suri

Romancing the Lord



Is anybody concerned?
- Ileana Citaristi





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