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Senior Odissi dancer Ritha Devi, aged 92, passed away at 2.30am on September 12, 2017 at Sancheti Hospital, Pune.


Anita says.....
 

September 1, 2017

"We are our choices.
Build yourself a great story."
- Jeff Bezos, Founder of AMAZON

"I am the me I choose to be."
- Actor Sidney Poitier

The month of August brought 31 days of nonstop activity for my home town. Officially founded 379 years ago, the MADRAS WEEK celebrations have expanded to fill the entire month! Alongside India's 70th Independence Day celebrations, August turned out to be overflowing with social and cultural activity.

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Crisis of critical analysis in music and dance


Voice and vision of Bhakta Salbeg


A pedigree ensemble’s classical filigree



Health Recipes 14: Sweet Potato Soup
- Uma Pushpanathan


Dancers as organizers



Spectacular musical Mughal-e-Azam


Manipuri Guru Bipin Singh’s centenary celebrations in Kolkata


8th edition of Nrityantar’s Naman Festival






Birthday wishes

Jitendra Maharaj (Kathak): Sept 9

Kumkum Mohanty (Odissi): Sept 10

Rajika Puri (Odissi): Sept 14

Alarmel Valli (BN): Sept 14

Jhelum Paranjape (Odissi): Sept 24

Ananda Shankar Jayant (BN): Sept 27

Kedareswara temple, Halebid
Photo: Lalitha Venkat




The 23rd OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival
Sept 5 - 9, 2017 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Photos courtesy: Srjan






QUOTE
"Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you."
- Louis Horst

COMMENT
Dance is a mighty ocean but we need a chariot like Narthaki. 
- Prashanth Gopal Shastry

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Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017 - 10th year celebrations
10 venues - 11 days
Sept 6 - 25, 2017 Bangalore



Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation presents Guru Vandana
Sept 24, 2017 Bangalore

Courtyard Dancers present
Facing East

Sept 29 & 30, 2017 Philadelphia



Drishti Art Centre presents
Nrityarpana, celebrating 17 years

Nov 6, 2017 Bangalore



Ritha diva!
- Ashish Mohan Khokar

Mala Gaur (Nov 4, 1952 – Sept 8, 2017)
- Ashish Mohan Khokar
(Inputs by Ambika Paniker)




Ratikant Mohapatra: Good art will always triumph
- Lalitha Venkat




to be danced
- Madhushree Basu





The 23rd OMC Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival
- Lalitha Venkat



A coming together of creative energies
- Meera Krishna

MK Patel: It is the love of artists that takes the show forward
- Vijay Shanker



Learning abhinaya from a master of the art
- Shveta Arora



Tihai and its types: Elaborate analysis
- Rajashree Oak

The joy of sad tales!
- Padmaja Suresh





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