Sastra, Shishya, Shah
Experienced nayikas attract large turnout
Keeping legacy alive while forging new directions
On being one’s own dancer
I’m also coming!
- Rama Vaidyanathan
Traipsing into light
Creatrix of universe
Health Recipes 6: Miso Soup
- Uma Pushpanathan
Balance of life - the goldilocks effect
- Jayashree Gopal
From diets to lifestyle changes: Being in the driver’s seat
- Sathya Nagaraj
Interface 2016: Festival of international choreographic works
Sangam: Innovations in Odissi
Remembering Manjusri Chaki Sircar
Nrityagram: Homage to Protima Gauri on her death anniversary
Dinanath Pathy: a Sutra tribute to a Beacon of Art
- Ramli Ibrahim
THE ONLY THING NEW IS THE HISTORY WE DON'T KNOW
- American President Harry Truman
As war clouds collect across our national borders, the festival season has also descended.
It is a surreal time. Streets and shops are filled to bursting with merchandise and buyers are everywhere loosening purse strings.
Armed guards stand vigilant at all public monuments and temples.
Airports and train stations have doubled security personnel as men and women in brightly festive clothes stream onto the streets.
The immediate future looks filled with storm clouds waiting to burst.
YEH HAI MERI INDIA!
At this seeming crossroads, I notice that some words associated with violence have become signs of success and achievement.
KILLING. CRUSHING. SLAYING!
She KILLED the Varnam!
He CRUSHED that Tillana!
They simply SLAYED that Jathi!
With the growing aggression in life around us, it seems only fitting that the world of dance has started using these terms instead of the former EPIC, ROCKING, AWESOME!
They all mean the same thing.
That the performance was EXCELLENT!
And so let me "SOLDIER ON" with thoughts and reflections on the month gone by.......Read more
Srjan Repertory presented ‘Tyaaga’ choreographed by Guru Ratikant Mohapatra on Sept 9, 2016 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, for the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival.
Photos: Arabinda Mahapatra
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra presented ‘A Tryst with Surya’
Conceptualized by Swami Mitrananda, choreographed by Radhika Kathal
On Aug 21, 2016 at Chinmaya Auditorium, Delhi
Photos: Anoop Arora
Sudha Chandra Sekhar (BN): Oct 4
Roja Kannan (BN): Oct 6
Raja Reddy (Kuchipudi): Oct 6
Chitra Visweswaran (BN): Oct 12
Rathna Kumar (Kuchipudi, BN): Oct 27
Hema Rajagopalan (BN): Oct 28
Nataraja temple, Chidambaram
Photo: Dr. Susil Pani
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