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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

"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

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


Anita Ratnam: Classical roots, contemporary expressions
By Sushila Ravindranath
Milap Festival Trust, its Board and Staff Team, have chosen and Dr. Anita Ratnam as its Founder Director, for the first International Arts Award VISHWA KALA RATNA established by the Trust for the year 2017. The award celebrates and acknowledges the sterling contribution made by dynamic, well established individuals  /organizations towards promoting and strengthening Indian Arts globally. Milapfest will confer the award in England at the Awards Ceremony later in the year. ...Read more

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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