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January 2015
12 months of happiness
52 weeks of fun
365 days of success
8760 hours good health
52,600 minutes good luck
3153600 seconds of joy!


And every second, minute, hour, day, week and month spent in the thinking, rehearsing, dreaming, watching, applauding, making, planning, performing or just BEING in the magical worlds of music and dance!






Anita says.....


January 2015

Thoughts on the New Year
By Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D
Core Faculty Member, Pacifica Graduate Institute

We fall into stories;
They often break us. We arise renewed.
Let a narrative nag at you.
Don’t swat at what irritates.
Let it land on the skin of your soul.
Sigh at the end of the year. Turn your face sunward.
The new year shines back in yellow mystery.
Your year has offered new stories.
They may be only half told.
The New Year writes old stories anew.
Sometimes my story is a tattered rag.
It calls to be mended. I can only amend it.
Last year the sun set every evening in the West.
But the New Year feels miraculous.
I will seek the setting sun in the East.

And we have landed onto the backs of a goat.  Welcome to the dawn of Aquarius and the rising power of the public opinion. We enter the Chinese year of the Sheep. We are being told that this is also the rise of the Age of Aquarius. Not the anthem of the Woodstock generation but a swell in feminine voices and alternate ideas. And another expanse stretches ahead, welcoming us to more ideas and imagination afloat.

What then, of what we have just experienced? The year that was 2014? Yes, it flashed past us. For those in our fifties and more, time seems to whiz past without a care. My mother was a grandmother at 50 and look at so many of us creative women... watching our children carve out their dreams without even a glimmer of another generation ahead!

2014 seemed to be a year when social media stopped chattering and started screaming. The outpouring of images, quotes, statements, opinions and general barrage flooded our hand helds and laptops. Young things with no credentials assumed global importance with innumerable "LIKES" and comments. Oh, the megalomania or self indulgence! We saw a lot and more of it in 2014. But creativity continued live and people responded. Smaller and smaller audiences gathered for quality work and more and more thronged for shows that had huge publicity and media support. However, one could not FORCE rasikas to STAY for rubbish and many were seen walking out of high profile events after the first 20 minutes.
 
Read more....


Roving Eye: A section of impressions, images and inspirations
Curated by Anita Ratnam

This section reflects my inspirations and moods as my feet and mind travel this amazing planet.
Thank you all for the positive response to the earlier editions of Roving Eye.
Enjoy.. If you have something interesting to share, send it to rovingeye.anita@gmail.com

Slide shows


Arangham presented Float & Padme
at Spaces, Chennai on Dec 25, 2014
Photos: Lalitha Venkat


Malavika Sarukkai premiered VAMATARA - TO THE LIGHT
at Natya Darshan on Dec 18, 2014 Chennai
Photos: Sam Kumar ; Video Design: Rex and Boyd ; Lighting: Murugan



In the news

- After 2 years of digging, artiste finds bogus dance beneficiaries by Sudha Pillai
Centre has been doling out huge money under its grants scheme to dancers who are either deceased or to non-existent dance schools. A reality-check by Mirror vindicated the claim.

- Kathak Guru Kumudini Lakhia receives SHARNGADEV SAMMAN from Mahagami at Aurangabad during the Sharngadev Utsav to be held between Jan 16-19, 2015.

- On the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha honoured dance critic Dr Sunil Kothari with NATYA KALA VISAARADA-HA, and Leela Venkataraman and Nandini Ramani with NATYA KALA VISAARADAA awards on 31st December 2014.Yamini Krishnamurthy conferred the awards, with felicitations by Swapnasundari, convener of the 34th Natya Kala Conference, Chennai.

- On December 7, 2014 Urise Vedic Sangeeta Academy honored Bharatanatyam Guru B. Bhanumati with the lifetime achievement award at Seva Sadan, Bangalore.


- Koodiyattam artiste Pothiyil Renjith Chakyar received the APPUKUTTAN NAIR AWARD from Nepathya on December 20, 2014 at Nepathya’s koothambalam, Aluva, Kerala. He is a disciple of Ammanur Madhava Chakyar, Ammanur Parameshwara Chakyar and Ammanur Kuttan Chakyar. He is currently a visiting faculty at National School of Drama, New Delhi.

- Bharata Ilango Foundation for Asian Culture (BIFAC) conferred its first award SATABDHI KALAKARAHA (Artiste of the Century) on the 98 year old active performer Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair on December 20, 2014 at Subrahmanyam Hall, Chennai.

- Odissi dancer Rahul Acharya received the ADITYA VIKRAM BIRLA KALA KIRAN AWARD from the Governor of Maharashtra on December 22, 2014 at Mumbai.

- Nataraja Samskritika Kala Peetham, founded by Maddali Suryaprakash honored the following in Dec 2014 in Vijayawada: NATARAJA AWARD for Kuchipudi exponent Mahankali Satyanarayana Sarma, VEDANTAM SATYANARAYANA SARMA AWARD for Guru Vedantam Manikyala Rao, CHINTA RAMAMURTHY AWARD for Kuchipudi dancer Yeleswarapu Srinivas, and GANA KOUMUDI AWARD for singer Vedantam Venkata Durgabhavani.



Previews

- Sai Arts International presents
Sai Nrityotsav 68

Krishnadevaraya Kala Mandira, 5.30pm
January 1, 2015 Bangalore

- Gati presents
IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance
January 11 – 18, 2015 New Delhi

- Mahagami presents
Sarngadeva Samaroh

January 16 – 19, 2015 Aurangabad

- Sankhya Dance Creations presents
Usha Aniruddha - a dream love story

Jan 22 – Feb 19, 2015 Maharashtra

- Ashish Khokar presents
Dance DISCourse

Alliance Francaise, 6pm
January 23, 2015 Bangalore

Workshops & Announcements

- Source of Performance Energy
Workshops in Adishakti's Performance Methodology

Jan 9 – 19, 2015
Feb 20 – March 2, 2015 Pondicherry

- Antara Artists’ Collective presents
Odissi workshop
By Jhelum Paranjape

Jan 22 – 26, 2015 Bangalore
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Look out for

- Ligament
A new online journal launched by Attakkalari

- Cave-digging artist finds inspiration underground
On a hillside in Northern New Mexico lives Ra Paulette. Ra isn't an architect, or an engineer, he is simply a man with a great big hobby. And what a beautiful one it is. Ra has spent the last 25 years digging man made caves, then turning them into amazing works of art, that he calls wilderness shrines.

- State of NYC Dance and Corporate Giving by Cultural Data Project
With this new study, Dance/NYC continues to reveal the activity, economics, and labor of New York City dance and dives more deeply into the state of corporate giving to the art form than ever before. By spotlighting this revenue stream, it aims to inform private sector practices and create entry points to the sector for artists and companies.

- Space and the actor by Veenapani Chawla
Space, Time, Light are three preoccupations common to the mystic, the physicist and the artist. For they are ways of knowing and interpreting reality; and as far as the artist is concerned these three are central to her formal expression.


New Release

New Jersey based Bharatanatyam dancer released her fifth Bharatanatyam dance DVD VISHWAM - THE OMNIPRESENT on the 27th December 2014 at the TAG center in Alwarpet, Chennai. Bala Devi Chandrashekar is the Artistic Director of Shree Padma Nrityam Academy of Performing Arts, NJ. The first copy was released by L Sabaretnam Chairman, Kartik Fine Arts and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and received by N Gopalaswami, Chairman Kalakshetra Foundation. The DVD is available at: Kalakendra.com and www.shreepadmanrityam.org




Reviews

- Ek Anant: Solos and Slow Lows by Veejay Sai
Even as solo dance performances become sidelined by big, medium and small group presentations across the spectrum of classical dances, a two day seminar (Nov 21 & 22) was organized in the India International Center in New Delhi.

- The microcosm of the universe within evoked by Dr. S D Desai
Dr. Jayanti Ravi’s ‘Shri Krishna Rasa Panchamrutam’ on December 21 at Ahmedabad in the ‘Katha, Geeta, Nrityam style’ created a rare anubhooti with which, even within the four walls of the auditorium, momentarily a sensitive bhavaka feels being one with the element of ananda permeating the universe. 

- Rama Vaidyanathan at Shanmukhananda by Sanjukta Wagh
She entered as Krishna the cowherd and then like the metaphor of Gopal leading his bhaktas, went on to lead the spectators at Shanmukhananda to bliss.

- Divine Dream by R. Rajendra Kumar
Is this all a dream or is it reality? We experience surreal moments while listening to the music of Swappnam, a dance production of Krithika Subramanian.

- Glimpses of the final day of the Uday Shankar Dance Festival by Nita Vidyarthi
On the opening of the final evening of the Uday Shankar Nrityotsav 2014, organised on the occasion of the maestro’s 114th birth anniversary at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, Guru Gajendra Panda stormed the stage with his ‘Ardhanarishwara.’

- Know thought know action by Joshua Muyiwa
Two days of contemporary choreographers presenting work in competition for the Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary Dance Award

- Peek into the courtesan’s world by Gudipoodi Srihari
The lec-dem on Devadasi dances shed light on the social history of courtesans of South India.





Reports

- Margazhi musings by Lalitha Venkat
Much has been written and discussed about dancers being unhappy over the sad state of dressing rooms in auditoriums - from their point of view.

- International Conference on Bharatanatyam in Singapore by Dr. Maha Sripathy
The conference began with Santha Bhaskar’s keynote address which provided an overview of the origins and development of the Bharatanatyam scene in Singapore.

- Attendance awards by G. Ulaganathan
Short and sweet –this sums up the attendance 2014 awards ceremony in Bengaluru on 30th November. 

- Workshop on Kuchipudi Yakshaganam daruvus by Tadepalli Satyanarayana Sarma
Potti Sreeramulu Telugu Univerisity, Hyderabad, conducted a seminar cum workshop on Kuchipudi Yakshaganam Daruvus under the aegis of UGC grants from 17th to 29th November 2014.

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- Samyukta by Shveta Arora
Sharanya Chandran and R. Amritha Sruthi, disciples of Geeta Chandran, presented a duet Bharatanatyam performance at the IHC in Delhi on 19th November 2014.

- A margam of finesse and grace by Satish Suri
Bharatanatyam dancer Sukriti Ananth amply justified her qualifications as an alumni of Kalakshetra when she presented a margam at Nayana Auditorium, Bangalore, on 19th November.

- Launch of ‘Inspired by my Museum’ anthology
Birmingham based organisation Sampad South Asian Arts and British Council India announce the launch of a brand new collection of short stories, poems and reportage compiled from the winning entries to their major international writing competition, ‘Inspired by my Museum.’

- Kuchipudi dance competition by Bhavanvitha Venkatesh
Kuchipudi dance competitions were held at Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam Kuchipudi Kalakshetra on the 13th December 2014 by Samskar Bharathi and coordinated by Akhila Bharata Kuchipudi Natya Kalamandali.



Base Notes

- Reborn…a modern look at an ancient thought by Shanta Serbjeet Singh  
Deities who are in some way androgynous or intersex are common in mythologies worldwide due to the associated symbolism of creation and fertility.

The Globetrotter Column by Dr. Sunil Kothari

- Konark Dance Festival 2014
The sleepy Konark village comes to life from 1st to 5th December every year since the Department of Tourism and Culture has taken over organizing the festival.

- The mudra of a lonely solo
Solo dance has been on a slide over the last three decades, it's time this art form dances back into form

Quote

The human voice is a beautiful contrivance. As with the eyes, it expresses the innermost emotions and thoughts of the human being. The very tone of a person’s voice can tell you a lot about him. You do not need to see the person and he need not be near you, yet you understand from his voice more than just the linguistic meaning of his words or the sound that you hear. Sound as music, by its nature, can only be experienced, not seen or held – it is an intangible. In this intangible, almost mystic nature of the voice’s beautiful progeny, music, lies its capacity to   abstract its own meaning from life. This is very different from visual abstraction.

You can stand in front of a painting or sculpture for a long time and let your eyes constantly receive the painting. Music, and the perception of abstraction in it, does not work that way. A line of music once sung is gone, but is still alive in your mind. The faculty of hearing completes its work very quickly. The voice is both a natural instrument and the vehicle of this abstraction. There is no external transfer of the mind’s abstraction, neither does the music emanate from an external source. This gives the voice a personal nature that makes it different from any instrument. This may be the reason why, in India’s artistic traditions, the voice has been regarded as music’s prime vehicle. The musician or the listener never sees the physical seat of this instrument, the voice box. All one sees is the movement of the lips, mouth and tongue. Yet, the music that is born from it conveys an emotion that rings true in the listener’s or musician’s own being. While music from the voice is very intimate, it does not speak automatically to everyone.
- TM Krishna
(‘No caste, no creed, no gender,’ The Hindu, Dec 13, 2013)

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Articles

- Notions  of “classical” in Bharatanatyam: a cultural operation of the classes - arguments of the cosmopolitan Margi and indigenous Desi, repertoires of the Nayak period by Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh
India’s greatest wealth, development and civilisation have been stirred by its political and cultural processes. In turn, the political agendas have used culture as a medium.

- Education in spiritual values through Bharatanatyam: Part III
Recount of ‘Margam’
by Chandra Anand
Margam is the codified formula of presentation that a Bharatanatyam artiste follows to display her/his art. It is given to understand that it is the ideal methodology which the practitioner of the dance form ought to follow.

- Dhananjayan uvaacha!
Inaugural keynote address by Bharatanatyam Guru V.P. Dhananjayan at the Natya Kala Conference on Dec 26, 2014 in Chennai

- Experiences of the traditional gurukul system: past and present by Isabel Putinja
Curious about this traditional system of learning and its viability today, I spoke to musicians and dancers who have had the benefit of training in a gurukul.

- Margazhi moments by TM Krishna
Chennai gears up for the December music season.

- Which way, Margam? by VV Ramani
The traditional dance format has undergone a sea change. But how much of it is genuine?

- Ten things parents should never say to their child’s dance teacher by Miss Erin

- Thus Khusala became Sitara...by RV Smith
A sliver from the memory when Sitara Devi visited Agra for a concert in 1948. 
 
- Roehampton dance research 'leads the world' according to new review
Ninety-four per cent of Roehampton’s dance research is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ the Higher Education Funding Council for England has said in its Research Excellence Framework review.






Season reviews


- An enchanting journey through time by Vidya Shimladka
The powerful mother-child theme came alive in Bragha Bessel’s abhinaya.

- Happy union of Rhyme and Rhythm by Rupa Srikanth
Anitha Guha chose incidents that could be dramatised into a rich tapestry of music and dance that was high on energy, coordination and aesthetics.

- Old story, new spin by Vidya Shimladka
Gone are the days when a nayika used to sit in front of the mirror, dress up and wait for her hero to arrive.

- Between the poet’s world and hers by Archana Nathan
One of the many challenges that the Margam offers is that of role play.

- Metaphysical realm by VV Ramani
Malavika Sarukkai, in a marked departure from her usual presentations, chose to revisit explorations she had done years ago, to present her new work ‘Vamatara—To the Light’ once again as a multimedia presentation.

- Full of charm and grace by Rupa Srikanth
First off, congratulations to Sreelatha Vinod, senior disciple of Gurus Shantha and V.P. Dhananjayan, for putting together an exciting repertoire!
- - Karanas as the link by Vidya Shimladka
Nrithya Milana, a Bharatanatyam-Kuchipudi jugalbandi by Anuradha Vikranth and Shama Krishna, was interesting since the artists used karanas as a common thread to link the dance forms.

- Just a medley by VV Ramani
Energised by the title Nritya Choodamani conferred on her the day before her performance, Deepika Reddy began her Kuchipudi program on a vibrant note with Kuchipidi Vandana.

- Saintly Meera dazzled by Vidya Shimladka
Urmila Sathyanarayanan’s ‘Meera-The Lotus of Prem’ had a gripping story, some soulful music, striking expressions and agile movements.

- Rasanubhava at its best by VV Ramani
It is an artist’s ability to communicate and not the duration of her performance that determines the rasanubhava that a true rasika experiences.

- Laid-back manner by Rupa Srikanth
As a Bharatanatyam dancer, one would not rate Zakir Hussain very high. 

- A spectacle all the way by Chitra Mahesh
It was not possible to be immune to the way dancers brought alive the best of mythology with ‘Sivamayam’.



Meet the artistes


- Tete-a-Tete with Vyjayanthimala by Suganthy Krishnamachari
She learnt music, but it was dance that held the icon spellbound.

- The circle of life by Chitra Swaminathan
Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas on what spurs her to look beyond the classical repertoire

- Resilience by NSG
We introduced ourselves and he was a very pleasant man, may be in his forties, I guessed.

- The magic of lights by Janane Venkatraman
If you are a theatre buff in Chennai, chances are that you would have wondered about both and that you would have been looking at some of the works of Victor Paulraj.

- Chennai people are so tuned in during Margazhi by Naveena Vijayan
As much as Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal loves the traditional form of the dance, experimenting with the art and bringing in a contemporary approach to it is something that she took up over the past two years.



More on the Arts


- Refreshing tweaks by Chitra Mahesh
Tradition got a resounding emphasis as four dancers synchronised styles, movements and emotions, to present ‘Marabu, the Fragrance of Tradition’ at the Narada Gana Sabha.

- Interpreting Duryodhana by Hareesh N. Nampoothiri
Duryodhana, one of Kathakali’s most prominent anti-heroes, was the focus of Drisyavedi’s annual ‘Kerala Natyolsavam’ in Thiruvananthapuram.

- Opportunity missed by VV Ramani
By choosing to play it safe, the artists failed to explore possibilities.
- - A bouquet of artistic treats liven up the week by Dr M Surya Prasad
It was literally a varnamaya (colourful) Rajyotsava celebration at the JSS Auditorium, hosted by Natya Niketan led by veteran dance Guru Revathi Narasimhan,

- Dancing with the men by B. Karthigapooja
It is still unusual to find men taking to classical dance, but those who do wonder what the big deal is.

- A fine season for fine arts by Aruna Chandaraju
Conversations with veteran musicians often include their observations about changed times.




Events


SEASON SCHEDULE


January 1, 3 & 18, Chennai
Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala presents ARDHANARI
- Jan 1:  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Mylapore) at 7:15pm (Kartik Fine arts)
- Jan 3: Rajarathinam Auditorium (R.A Puram) at 7:15pm (Tapas Festival)
- Jan 18: Pethachi M.C.T.M School, (Alwarpet) at 7:15pm (Brahma Gana Sabha)

January 2 & 7, Chennai
Janaki Rangarajan performs:
- Jan 2, 6pm: Kartik Fine Arts, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore
- Jan 7, 11:30am: The Music Academy

January 2, 3 & 5, Chennai & Pondicherry
Schedule for Rama Vaidyanathan
- Jan 2: Krishna Gana Sabha, 7pm
- Jan 3: DWITA-DUALITY OF LIFE, duet with Dakshina Vaidyanathan, for Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 7pm
- Jan 5: Music Academy, 7pm
- Jan 9: Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 8.30pm

January 2-4, 9-11, Aurangabad
Mahagami presents AURA-Aurangabad to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of Aurangabad through Indian classical dance performances.
At: Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, N-6, CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003

January 2, 17 & 26, Chennai, Mumbai, Vadodara
Schedule for Natya Vriksha
- Jan 2: As part of the Mother/Daughter Dance Festival, Geeta Chandran performs with daughter / disciple Sharanya Chandran for Brahma Gana Sabha (Petachi Auditorium).
- Jan 17:  Sharanya Chandran  presents a Bharatanatyam performance in Mumbai as part of Nalanda’s NRITYOTSAVA 2015.
Venue: P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Akademi (also known as Ravindra Natya Mandir, next to Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai).
- Jan 26: As part of VAD FEST, the festival of the city of Vadodara, Geeta Chandran presents her solo work GANDHI: WARP AND WEFT.
Venue: FGI Auditorium, 6pm.

January 3, Chennai
The CP Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation presents an illustrated talk with screening of excerpts on ANGKOR – AN UNTOLD STORY by Aravinth Kumaraswamy (Creative Director of Apsaras Arts) with introduction to Angkor Wat by Dr. Nanditha Krishna and critical appreciation by Dr. Sunil Kothari.
At: CP Ramaswamy Aiyar Foundation, 1 Eldams Rd, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018, 10.30am

January 3, Pune
Kalanidhi presents a CONCERT IN TRIBUTE to Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary featuring Odissi recital by Preetisha Mohapatra; ‘Reminiscing the maestro,’ a multimedia presentation by Ratikant Mohapatra
At: MES Balshikshan Mandir Auditorium, 131 Mayur Colony, Kothrud, Pune, 5.45pm

January 3 – 30, Bihar, Bhubaneswar, Pune
Programs for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision.   
- 3rd January, Rajghir: Art Vision, directed by Ileana Citaristi, performs Odissi group choreographies for RAJGIR MAHOTSAV, organized by Dept. of Tourism, Govt of Bihar
- 16th-18th January, Bhubaneswar: Ileana Citaristi conducts a workshop on CHOREOGRAPHY FOR FILM during the 9th National Film Festival on Art and Artists, organized by Jatin Das Centre for Arts, Bhubaneswar
- 30th January, Pune: Ileana Citaristi will be a judge at the International Dance Competition SYMPULSE ‘15 organized at Symbiosis International University, Pune Campus.

January 3 – 31, Mumbai
Schedule for Jhelum Paranjape and Smitalay for January 2015.
- Jan. 3: SAVITRI VADATEY for Rashtra Seva Dal at Ghatkopar at 11.30am
- Jan. 6: LEELAVATI dance drama for delegates of Indian Science Congress at Nehru Centre Auditorium, 6.30pm
- Jan. 10: SAVITRI VADATEY during Zee Marathi Nakshatra Awishkar’s 28th Arvind Despande Theatre Festival at Sathaye College Auditorium, Vile Parle East, 7pm
- Jan.25: Traditional Odissi dance for Vasant Panchamani at Malad West, 6pm
- Jan.31: LEELAVATI dance drama for Sangeet Kala Kendra at Y. B. Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, 6.30pm

January 7, Tirupati

Natyasaraswathi presents Kuchipudi dance at Nadaneerajanam TTD, 6pm

January 8 – 25, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kerala
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas / Drishtikon Dance Foundation
- Jan 8, Chennai: Solo IMMERSED by Aditi for ANNUAL DANCE FESTIVAL at Music Academy, 7.45pm
- Jan 16, Ahmedabad: Aditi Mangaldas talks on LOOKING AT TRADITION WITH A MODERN MIND at Ravishankar Rawal Vyakhyan, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad Auditorium, 6pm
- Jan 18, New Delhi: Aditi Mangaldas conducts master class at IGNITE FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE, at Siddhartha Hall, Max Muller Bhavan, 10am to 1pm
- Jan 25, Thiruvananthapuram: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents UNCHARTED SEAS at the NISHAGANDHI FESTIVAL
At: Nishagandhi Open Air Auditorium, Kanakakunnu Palace, 6.30pm

January 8 & 31, Imphal & Delhi
Schedule for Madhu Nataraj Kiran and Natya Stem Dance Kampni
- 8th Jan: Natya Stem Dance Kampni present MAYA- LINKS AND ECHOES at Nritya Sanrachana - a Festival of Choreographic Works under the aegis of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Manipur State Kala Akademi and JNMDA, Imphal
At: Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound
- 31st Jan: MAYA- LINKS AND ECHOES at the Kathak Kendra Delhi's KATHAK MAHOTSAV
At: Kamani auditorium

January 9, Mumbai
Kitabkhana and MNK Charitable Trust invite you for the book launch of Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna's latest book ANANDA SIVA NATANAM - THE BLISSFUL DANCE OF SIVA.
The third edition of her book of poems "Prakrti Nrtyam -the Dance of Nature" will also be released on this occasion. There will be a power point presentation of the books authored by Geeta Radhakrishna.
Venue: Kitabkhana, Ground floor, Somaiya Bhavan, 54/4, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai, 5pm

January 10, Bangalore
Drishti presents the 10th edition of DRISHTI NATIONAL FESTIVAL featuring Bharata Nrityam by Dr. Padma Subhramanyam (Chennai), Bharatanatyam by Anuradha Vikranth and Drishti Dance Ensemble (Bangalore), Kathak by Anuj Mishra Dance Company, Lucknow
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore, 6pm

January 12 & 16, New Delhi
Schedule for Santosh Nair and Sadhya
- Jan 12:  Sadhya performs its much acclaimed production...THE GAME OF DICE
At: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House, New Delhi at 7pm.
- Jan 16: Santosh Nair performs INNER IMAGES...a solo for Ignite Dance Festival
At: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House, 8pm.

January 22, 24 & 31, Bangalore, Chitradurga & Hyderabad
January schedule for Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi School of dance
- Jan 22: SAMMILANA at Freedom Park, Bangalore, 7pm
- Jan 24: RHYTHMS AND MELODIES at Chitradurga
- Jan 31: RHYTHMS AND MELODIES at Shilparamam, Hyderabad



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