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

"If you don’t fail it’s because you did not risk enough, and if you didn’t risk enough it’s because you didn’t put your whole self out there."
- Carlos Barrabes

Anita says.....

- 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.


At this seeming crossroads, I notice that some words associated with violence have become signs of success and achievement.
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....
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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

Birthday wishes

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

Public notice to Sangeet Natak Akademi

Janaki Rangarajan presents

Sept 24 - Oct 8, 2016 Europe

Nrityantar presents

Oct 1 & 2, 2016 Bangalore

Gati presents
IGNITE! Festival

October 9-16, 2016 Delhi
October 18-19, 2016 Jaipur

Arathi School of Dance
Celebrates 35th year
Magic in Movement

Oct 15 & 16, 2016 Scottsdale, AZ

Dance: An integral part of human existence
- Sudha Sridhar

The ethics of making dancers pay to perform
- Sumangala V Varun

Poonthanam’s Jnanappana comes alive on stage
- G. Ulaganathan

Margam crossing cultural borders
- Satish Suri

Debadhara Award Festival 2016
- Nita Vidyarthi

An ambitious ode to Astras
- Veejay Sai

Sweating Saris and Other Dance Conversations
- Ketu H. Katrak

Attakkalari: An arena for learning
- Padma Jayaraj

Poorna Margam: Project of Natyarangam

Vibrant Kuchipudi by Srividya Angara Sinha
- Satish Suri

The 22nd Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival
- Lalitha Venkat

Truly an utsav of dance styles
- Shveta Arora

Dancing hues: A painted feature on dance
- Padma Jayaraj

Trans Art Festival: Beyond gender
- Satish Suri

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