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Anita says.....

September 1, 2019

Most people believe
That physicists are explaining the world
They are only dancing in it
- GARY ZUKAV, American spiritual teacher

For almost all of last month, I was far away from home. Not just geographically but also from the familiarity of dance, performance and the arts. And yet, global events and the magic of the internet kept me abreast of so many events in our wonderful and fractured world of the performing arts. The distance from my cultural space helped give me a respite and an objective view of many issues and shifts in our lives as performers. Some ideas are still floating as unresolved questions. Others have settled into patterns that are now more than mere trends. As we move into the Fall season and cooler weather, I share more thoughts and ideas.

Read on...

Nataraja temple, Chidambaram
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

"Artistes are basically healers. We could rid the world of many ills, bring a smile on faces and soothe minds."
- Astad Deboo
('Astad Deboo never fails to surprise' by Chitra Swaminathan, The Hindu Friday Review, April 13, 2018)

Shovana Narayan (Kathak): Sept 2
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

Shringaar in Odissi dance: A recollection
- Translated from Odia by Malabika Patel
- Edited, notes and pics by Ileana Citaristi

Resonating in Rasa
- Sunil Sunkara

Rhythmic narratives of Pt Lacchu Maharaj
- The Kavit Paran
- Paullumi B Mukherjee

Interactive session of Rango'ntaratma
- Shveta Arora

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