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Parvati, my rock!
- Geeta Chandran


Yoga for healthy knees
- Sumitra Sekaran


Health Recipes 2
- Uma Pushpanathan

- Inclusivity as strong message in Spic Macay’s international convention
- Vividh Mat tickles the intellect and regales the senses
- Marking World Dance Day in style
- Award selections cry for transparency








Anita says.....

"The ghosts of our future are unpredictable and out of control."

- Poet Wendy Rose

Hello Dance World! What’s APP-ening!

The loudest shout I hear is - MAY DAY! MAY DAY! MAY DAY!

May 1st. A day which traditionally celebrates the final thawing of snow and the advent of flowers, warmer weather and softening hearts, the ritual MAYPOLE dance (resembling the Pinnal Kolattam of Tamils), the term is also used for rescue and relief efforts. Judging by the recent outrage and furor over the national awards given to two Kuchipudi artistes, it would seem that the classical style from pre-divided Andhra Pradesh is now in dire danger. Or as one critic put it pithily on his personal Facebook page, “Kuchipudi is in ICU!”

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Birthday wishes

Anil Srinivasan (musician): June 4
Kanak Rele: June 11
Malavika Sarukkai: June 15
Kamala Lakshminarayanan: June 16
GS Rajan (flautist): June 17
Sujata Mohapatra: June 26


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You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts, no paintings, no poems, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.
- Merce Cunningham

Nataraja temple, Chidambaram
Photo: Dr. Susil Pani

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New Dimensions Arts Management & Sampad Arts presented Navadisha 2016
At mac Birmingham, May 20 - 22, 2016
Photos: Vipul Sangoi, Rain Design

Special Kampni Kutcheri that featured Dr. Maya Rao's solo choreographies on her birthday, May 2, 2016 at Bangalore



Astad Deboo performs at Namaste Stockholm on May 21, 2016
Photos: Amit Kumar 



Dance conference Navadisha 2016



A memorable encounter with Yamini Krishnamurti

A unique workshop by Dr. Anita Ratnam






Panchalinkeswaram: A thematic dance production by Usha Raghavan
- Ahilan Sandirasekaram



No cost counting for art's sake: Snehal Muzoomdar
- Vijay Shankar

Parwati Dutta on working with mentally challenged children
- Shveta Arora



Awards in the world of performing arts
- Ananda Shankar Jayant
The curiosity deficit
- Shrinidhi Narasimhan


Young India!





Sookshma - Sanjali’s CSR
- G Ulaganathan



'An Enchanting Ode': From a story to a concept
- S.D. Desai

Fascinating 'Seethaapaharana' in San Francisco Bay Area
- Poornima Ramaprasad



'Aham Sita' by Gowri Ramnarayan and Vidhya Subramanian
- Priya Das



The tale of Nal-Damayanti in Chhau and Odissi
- Shveta Arora



A nayak dancer to watch over and over
- Shveta Arora



Holi memories in the Delhi summer
- Shveta Arora

An evening of rhythmic bliss
- Chintan Shelat



Veterans sparkle on World Dance Day
- Swetha Sundar



‘An Indian Analysis of Aesthetics: The Dance, the Dancer and the Spectator’ by Madhavi Puranam
- Nita Vidyarthi





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