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My mother is my Rock of Gibraltar
- Alarmel Valli


Health Recipes 2
- Uma Pushpanathan

- Inclusivity as strong message in Spic Macay’s international convention
- Vividh Mat tickles the intellect and regales the senses
- Marking World Dance Day in style
- Award selections cry for transparency









Anita says.....

"The ghosts of our future are unpredictable and out of control."

- Poet Wendy Rose

Hello Dance World! What’s APP-ening!

The loudest shout I hear is - MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

May 1st. A day which traditionally celebrates the final thawing of snow and the advent of flowers, warmer weather and softening hearts, the ritual MAYPOLE dance (resembling the Pinnal Kolattam of Tamils), the term is also used for rescue and relief efforts. Judging by the recent outrage and furor over the national awards given to two Kuchipudi artistes, it would seem that the classical style from pre-divided Andhra Pradesh is now in dire danger. Or as one critic put it pithily on his personal Facebook page, “Kuchipudi is in ICU!”

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Birthday wishes

Parassini Kunhiraman Nair (Kathakali guru): May 3
Leela Samson: May 6
Mallika Sarabhai: May 8
Sharmila Mukherjee (Odissi): May 12
Kumudini Lakhia: May 17
Ramli Ibrahim: May 20
Anita Ratnam: May 21
Revathi Ramachandran: May 21
CV Chandrasekhar: May 22
Manjari Sinha: May 22
Kalamandalam Gopi: May 25


Kedareswara temple, Halebid, Karnataka
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Quote
"Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art."
- Andy Warhol






New Dimensions Arts Management & Sampad Arts presented Navadisha 2016
At mac Birmingham, May 20 - 22, 2016
Photos: Vipul Sangoi



Astad Deboo performs at Namaste Stockholm on May 21, 2016
Photos: Amit Kumar 




Dance Academies and academics







Panchalinkeswaram: A thematic dance production by Usha Raghavan
- Ahilan Sandirasekaram



No cost counting for art's sake: Snehal Muzoomdar
- Vijay Shankar

Parwati Dutta on working with mentally challenged children
- Shveta Arora



Awards in the world of performing arts
- Ananda Shankar Jayant
The curiosity deficit
- Shrinidhi Narasimhan


A unique workshop by Dr. Anita Ratnam

A memorable encounter with Yamini Krishnamurti




Sookshma - Sanjali’s CSR
- G Ulaganathan



'An Enchanting Ode': From a story to a concept
- S.D. Desai

Fascinating 'Seethaapaharana' in San Francisco Bay Area
- Poornima Ramaprasad



'Aham Sita' by Gowri Ramnarayan and Vidhya Subramanian
- Priya Das



The tale of Nal-Damayanti in Chhau and Odissi
- Shveta Arora



A nayak dancer to watch over and over
- Shveta Arora



Holi memories in the Delhi summer
- Shveta Arora

An evening of rhythmic bliss
- Chintan Shelat



Veterans sparkle on World Dance Day
- Swetha Sundar



‘An Indian Analysis of Aesthetics: The Dance, the Dancer and the Spectator’ by Madhavi Puranam
- Nita Vidyarthi



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