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Do not be daunted
By the enormity
Of the world’s grief
Do justly, now
Love, mercy, now.
Walk humbly, now
You are not obligated
To complete the work
but neither are you free
To abandon it.

As this newsletter drops into your INBOX, the debate about the world’s most famous hashtag rages on in India.

I will begin by getting some of the dance events out of the way so I can focus on the most crucial issue that is hitting the performing arts scene in India.

Read on...

#MeToo : Need of the hour - Establishing redressal mechanisms
- Ananda Shankar Jayant

Links to articles & Responses from artistes

Nakshatra Dance Festival

Natarani theatre: A gift to the performing arts

Impressive Sattriya dance drama captures life of Sankaradeva

Seeking an institutional framework: #MeToo and the unorganized domain of dance and music

The political spectra

A post-Plassey phantasmagoria

Creativity in classical orbs

The spark and the sparkle

Birthday wishes
Jai Govinda (BN): Nov 4
Jayarama Rao (Kuchipudi): Nov 4
Geetanjali Lal (Kathak): Nov 5
Kishore Mosalikanti (Kuchipudi): Nov 5
Lata Pada (BN): Nov 7
Rajashree Shirke (Kathak): Nov 15
Ileana Citaristi (Odissi): Nov 16
Nandini Ramani (BN): Nov 18 
Uma Sharma (Kathak): Nov 20
Jaya Chandrasekhar (BN): Nov 26
Melattur S Natarajan (Bhagavatamela): Nov 30

"The true purpose of arts education is not necessarily to create more professional dancers or artists. It’s to create more complete human beings who are critical thinkers, who have curious minds, who can lead productive lives."

- Kelly Pollock

Cartoon strip by Sahana Sundar
, disciple of Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant

Ranganathaswamy temple, Sirangam
Photo: Vivek Mariappan

Sattriya dance drama 'Dhanya Toho Srimanta Sankara'
Based on the life of the 15th century saint of Assam, Srimanta Sankaradeva
Concept and direction by Dr. Bhabananda Barbayan
On Oct 27, 2018 at JNU Convention Centre, Delhi
Photos courtesy: JNU

Bharata Kalanjali celebrated its golden jubilee
At Sir Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium, on Oct 2, 2018 at Chennai
Photos courtesy: Bharata Kalanjali

Tridhara presented 12th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival
Nov 1 - 3, 2018 at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Photos: Dilip Sethi

Season schedule

Pickle Factory presents
Pickle Factory Preludes Module 2

Nov 13 & 15, 2018 Kolkata

Arangham presents
20th revival staging of

Nov 19, 2018 Tirukurungudi

Nrithyakshetra Dance Academy presents
Dhimahi - Dynamic Meditations on Laya

Nov 23 - 25, 2018 Chennai

Nadam presents
19th Kala Nadam Festival

Nov 23 - 25, 2018 Bangalore

Mandala Arts & Culture presents
Bharatanatyam by Lavanya Ananth

Nov 24, 2018 Vancouver

Maneesha Nrityalaya presents
Nritya Dhaara, Kathak by 3 generations

Nov 24 & 25, 2018 Pune

Sunatya Academy presents
Nirmiti - III

Dec 2, 2018 Bangalore

Taneira presents Andal
By The Bhakti Collective

Dec 15, 2018 Mumbai

Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents Aneka
38th Natya Kala Conference
Convened by Dr. Srinidhi Chidambaram

Dec 26-30, 2018 Chennai

Dharma - A weave with a twist
- Poornima Gururaja

Glimpses of creative brilliance at a national dance festival
- Dr. S.D. Desai

Nirbhayam: A voice against domestic violence and rape
- Bhavanvitha Venkat

The rise and fall of Jayantika
- Ileana Citaristi

A Kuchipudi workshop by Sangeeta Nrutya Academy
- Sarvani Yadavalli

A festival for the artists by the artists
- Satish Suri

Re-Imaging the Past: A report on Reimagining Indian Dance: Moving Forward
- Uttara Asha Coorlawala

The role of accompanying artists in dance
- Shveta Arora

Dancing into eternity: Life and work of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
- Lalitha Venkat

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