Sastra, Shishya, Shah

Akademi awardees prove mettle

Reviving Kuchipudi Yakshagana demands more than showcasing

Nitya Nritya Dance Festival 2016

Vienna Diary: Natya Mandir and Radha Anjali

2nd edition of ‘Nrityabritti Batayan’ festival at Durgapur

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

Oh, how I miss you!
- Ananda Shankar Jayant

"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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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
November 11, 2016 Bangalore
Dancer-storyteller, Rajika Puri gives a slide lecture - with danced & sung demonstrations – on texts of Ragamala, Rasikapriya, and Gita Govinda paintings: “Singing the Texts, Dancing the Verses, Bringing Paintings to Life” based on her recent shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
At: LshVa Studio, # 633, 4th Cross, 100 ft Road, 3rd Block Koramangala, Bangalore-34,  7:30 – 8:30pm

Shekawati Utsav, Momasar, October 2016, Rajasthan
Photos: Anantha Krishnan

Natya’s Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan in collaboration with Eri Mefri, Artistic Director of Indonesia’s Nan Jombang Dance, presented THE INCOMPLETE GESTURE on Oct 1, 2016 at  North Shore Center for the Perf Arts, Skokie, IL.
Photos: Amitava Sarkar

Bangalore International Art Festival
September 9 - 25, 2016
Photos courtesy: BIAF
Nataraja temple, Chidambaram
Photo: Dr. Susil Pani

Captivating recital by Divya Ravi
- A Boothalingam

Delightful recital by Prateeksha
- A Boothalingam

Scintillating Bharatanatyam by Shivangi and Aninditha Nagarajan
- Melattur S Natarajan

Graceful performance by Sinni Krishnamyuri
- A Boothalingam

An August evening in September
- Rajesh Chandrashekaran

Rasanubhuti at Rasasvada
- Ashish Mohan Khokar

Bangalore International Arts Festival 2016

Kathak workshop by Guru Parwati Dutta
- Vibha Ramaswami

Kalakshetra’s Valmiki Ramayana at Iskcon, Bangalore
- Ulaganathan Ganesan

The elements of margam
- Chandra Anand

The liberating dance - Natya Tantra
- S.V. Indu

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