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Simplicity sans glitz has Meera walking into every heart


How good is your sleep performance?
- Dr. N. Ramakrishnan


Health Recipes 5: Thai Green Curry
- Uma Pushpanathan


Ekaika solo Odissi performance by Aarya Nande


7th edition of Nrityantar’s Naman Odissi Dance Festival


Paris diary:
Milena Salvini, Centre Mandapa, and Shantala Shivalingappa



 

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"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
- George Bernard Shaw



Anita says.....

#REFLECT REBOOT REFRESH

Returning to the rehearsal space after a full year's hiatus has been a milestone. A healthier body, a calmer mind and a spirit revived by months of watching, reflecting, reading, walking, sailing, trekking and dining in far away cities, small towns and villages has rebooted my body and soul. I needed to take this break after 26 years of non-stop creating, performing, producing, speaking, convening, curating and mentoring. (In saying this, I realize that the time between age 5 and 21 that was spent in the dance class and a thriving performance career until age 21 is not being included in this discussion. I am only counting the years since my return from the USA in 1990). What if I said that NOT DANCING for 12 months has made me fitter, healthier and more energetic than ever!  Don't raise those eyebrows!

The time was spent analyzing my body and limbs - internal and external, immersing myself in yoga intensives and other cross training programmes, long periods of total silence and a 24/7 health regime that was very difficult to sustain with the constant pressure of daily dancing.

It was a RELIEF not to worry about putting on makeup, managing the pressures of producing and performing simultaneously and instead, concentrating on observing and assessing the world I had chosen to inhabit. Even writing this monthly column required a conscious tug back into the issues and events that unfolded in the dance world.


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Krishna Bharatham fest by Natyarangam

- Radhika Vairavelan & Uttiya Barua / Dr Sudha Seshayyan / on Alwars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjQS33qdj9s

- BK Shafeekudeen & Shabana / Dr Pappu Venugopala Rao / on Geeta Govindam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qfBbtJCBhI

To support Indian handlooms and pay tribute to weavers, and to give the clear and loud message that fashion is diverse and inclusive of all genders, Lakme Fashion Week collaborated with the International Arts & Cultural Foundation headed by Srivatsa Shandilya organiser of “Transgender Art Festival” in Bangalore, to celebrate the National Handloom Day on  August 7, 2016.

Birthday wishes

Avinash Pasricha: Aug 2

Navtej Johar (Bharatanatyam): Aug 8

Vyjayanthimala Bali (Bharatanatyam): Aug 13

Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody (Kathakali) - Aug 15

Rajee Narayan (BN): Aug 19

Ramaa Bharadvaj (Bharatanatyam): Aug 25
 
Moovarkoil, Kodumbalur, Pudukkotai dist, Tamilnadu
Photo: Anantha Krishnan






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- Kathakali Jana

Rajashri Praharaj: Story of an upcoming Odissi dancer
- Tapati Chowdurie



The curious case of the Bharatanatyam mentor
- Jitinder Krishna


Dhepa Dhol / Dhepa Dhulia dance
- Meenakshi Medhi


Sankalpa 2016 by Nrittyoday
- Nita Vidyarthi




Krishna Bharatham
- Lalitha Venkat



Month long workshop on classical dances
- Jintu Sarma



Prakruti Dhwani by Anantara
- Padma Jayaraj



Wings of Fire - Ignition Stage One!
- Harish Jayanth and Sumant Nemmani

Seminar on Guru Shishya Parampara at Mulam Festival
- Apoorva Sameer Rao



Performances at Mulam Festival
- Dr. Rama V. Bennur



The wonderment of Ramayana by Academy of Bharatanatyam
- Satish Suri



When smaranam becomes a thematic narrative
- Anita Vallabh




Captivating recitals by Sivasri Skandaprasad and Tanya Saxena
- A. Boothalingam


Graceful recital by Smrithi Chanjeevaram
- A. Boothalingam




Shakespearean comedy takes on Nautanki  hues               
- S.D. Desai






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