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Anita says.....

June 1, 2019

Civilisation has always depended on
Selective memory
So, when does the road become a river
Or bone become marrow
When demons crawl beneath the surface
And wait.. wait to burst forth
The soft earth mellows heat
And the dandelion rises through the crevice
- Dialogue from the British TV series SHERLOCK

It was a roller coaster month
I was in five cities over the last 31 days and so there is much to share.
And of course, India voted in the largest theatrical exercise - of strong words, ranting, raving, hatred and tears. A gigantic spectacle!

But first, the month that was in dance and theatre.

Read on...

Srotas: An unusual jugalbandhi in Kathak

Family bonds under lens

A for arangetram

Delhi inauguration of fine idea of Nava Pallava needs more clarity

When dance is not a good practice

Navapallava in Bhubaneswar

Kanak Rele: June 11
Malavika Sarukkai: June 15
Kamala Lakshminarayanan: June 16
Rajkumar Bharati: June 24
Chemmencheri Kunhiraman Nair: June 26 (born 1916)
Sujata Mohapatra: June 26

I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. Itís because of them I did it myself.

- Einstein

Sam Ved Society for Performing Arts presented Bhavanjali

Nataraja temple, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Auditions for Attakkalari's
Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media

Jun 8 - Jul 27, 2019 across India

Natya Dance Theatre presents world premiere
The Internal Geometry

Jun 14 - 16, 2019 Chicago

Anita Ratnam presents

Jul 7, 2019 Chennai

Arangham Learning Labs
a capacity building initiative
for classical dancers

Sept 3 to 9, 2019 Chennai

Sam Ved presents Navapallava
- Anupma Sharma

Project Tama-Show

- Dr. Navina Jafa

Guru-Shishya Parampara: Then vs. Now

- Madhur Gupta

Guru Munnalal Shukla

- Nita Vidyarthi

First Presidential address by Biranchi Narayan Rautray in the first meeting of Jayantika established on June 22, 1958
(Translated from Odia by Malabika Patel, edited by Ileana Citaristi)

In praise of MBE awardee Kathak exponent Pratap Pawar
- Dr.Sunil Kothari

Belgium touched by timeless Kathak solo on gender
- Aaricia Ponnet

Eyes that see, eyes that show
- Ranjini Nair

Samvatsara Katha by Chidakaash Kalalaya
- Nita Vidyarthi

Dance felicitations offered to Kumudini Lakhia
- Dr. S D Desai

Meitei Jagoi celebrates 48 years
- Tapati Chowdurie

Earth Speaks
- Navya Maitri Konda

The Surreal, Real
- Veena and Dhanya Nair

Drishtikon's Baithak series
- Kasturika Mishra

NSD students perform Pancha-no Vesh in Bhavai style
- Dr. S.D. Desai

Musical Footsteps in Poetic Dance: Jamuna Krishnan
- Dr. Navina Jafa

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