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ANITA SAYS..... |
With white designs I decorate the streets of Your procession
Before dawn washes the sky I wash myself in the chill river
Small smooth twigs I rouse to holy flame while calling
You, Kamadeva, to descend and fulfill my prayer
Blossoms dripping nectar I string into garlands while chanting
The name of the dark one who tore Bakasura's beak.
I beseech You: inscribe my name on Your flower arrow
And shoot into my lord Narayana
- AANDAAL's Naachiyar Tirumozhi 9th century ACE
Translated by Priya Sarukkai Chabria
A year ago. The evening of December 1, 2016, two Tempo vans were
floating in a sea of torrential rain water. The vans were carrying 10
dancers en route to the airport for a tour of Thailand. The passengers
never reached their destination. After 2 hours of nerve wracking traffic
and abandoned cars, the vehicles returned to my home filled with teary
eyed, dejected dancers. It was ARANGHAM DANCE THEATRE's South East Asia
tour of Thailand and Cambodia - a tour that the #CHENNAIFLOODS ensured
did not happen.
What followed in my city over the next 5 days is history.
The paralyzed state government was unable to handle the crisis of their
own making. The rains did less damage than the opening of the reservoir
pipes at midnight while we were asleep! What did emerge was the
citizen's call to action and the thrilling way in which strangers helped
one another. The city of Bengaluru rushed - it seemed en masse - to
help our marooned Chennaites! Artistes were homeless and many lost
everything in those terrible, dark and gloomy days. The national and
international call for aid was met with a spontaneous and generous
outpouring of aid in so many forms besides cash - a heartwarming display
of generosity and camaraderie.
|ROVING EYE: A section of impressions, images and inspirations
Curated by Anita Ratnam
Dec 2 & 3, 2016 New Delhi|
At the NATYA BALLET DANCE FESTIVAL, DANCE DISCOURSES
- Dec 2: 'Dance Design: Understanding choreography in Indian dance'
Moderated by Anita Ratnam
Panelists: Mandeep Raikhy & Gowri Ramnarayan
Meghdoot Complex, SNA: 10.30am to 11.50am
- Dec 3: 'Pioneers of Indian dance'
Moderated by Ashish Khokar
Panelists: Anita Ratnam, Lubna Mariam
Meghdoot Complex, SNA: 10.30am to 11.50am
Dec 19, 2016 Chennai
Arangham launches MIRROR MIRROR, a notebook on Aharya at Chamiers Café, 7pm
Dec 25, 2016 Chennai
As part of the December festivities, Arangham presents a morning of
music featuring Jayanthi Kumaresh on veena and Anil Srinivasan on piano
at SPACES, 1 Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, at 7.30am
|Dec 8, 2016 Nanguneri (Tamilnadu)|
Arangham hosts the annual ritual theatre KAISIKA NATAKAM, the10th
century performance-art, unique to AZHAGIYA NAMBI TEMPLE, Tirukurungudi
(on Dec 10), the only sacred site for the annual ritual. This year,
there will also be a performance at NANGUNERI PERUMAL TEMPLE at 8pm.
LATEST UPDATE IN THE SITE
- Veteran Carnatic musician Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna passed away in Chennai (July 6, 1930-November 22, 2016). He was 86. About him
-Murali and me by Prince Rama Varma
-Balamurali Krishna: The child prodigy who broke the status quo in Carnatic music by Veejay Sai
-Balamuralikrishna's saga of success: Child prodigy, poetic philosopher and Michael Jackson fan by Swarnamalya Ganesh
- How musicians can pay a true tribute to M Balamuralikrishna's unconquerable soul by Anil Srinivasan
|- India's senior-most living
choreographer guru Valmiki Banerjee was bereaved in Delhi on November 2,
2016 by demise of his wife Gauri Banerjee, aged 73. She learnt Rabindra
Natyam and made it her life. Their daughter Nupur is an accomplished
Orissi dancer in Mumbai.|
- Sudha Abdulla Khandwani aka Sudha Thakkar, founder and Artistic Director
of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada, passed away in Mumbai on November 3,
2016. She had also served for a few years, as a member of the Board of
Directors of Canada's National Ballet School, CanAsian Festival and
Rasik Arts, and was the co-director of Ababeel Arts and Ababeel Film
Society of Toronto. She was a versatile artist whose deep involvement in
the fields of Indian dance, theatre, acting, choreography, photography
and film spanned a period of 60 years. In March 2013, Sudha Khandwani
celebrated 60 years since inception and 25 years of Kalanidhi in
- Guru V.P. Dhananjayan has
been appointed as the Dean of the Performing Arts section of the
Annamalai University, Chidambaram. Shanta Dhananjayan is appointed as
the Faculty head. With these prestigious appointments they hope to
revamp and bring more credibility and enhance the standard of the
Annamalai University Performing Arts degree course.
- KALA ARATHI RATNA
award was bestowed on Anuradha Vikranth for her contribution to
classical dance as part of the 'Movement and Magic Dance festival 2016'
commemorating 35 years of Arathi School of Dance, held at Scottsdale
Centre of Performing Arts, Arizona, on 16th October 2016.
Achievement award was presented to Bala Devi Chandrashekar by Rotary Mid
City Chennai on November 11, 2016 at the Music Academy, Chennai.
Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam) and Deepika
Reddy (Kuchipudi) received the NATARAJA SAMMAN awards from Sri Thyaga
Brahma Aradhana Kainkarya Trust at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on
November 14, 2016.
- On November 19, 2016 Chitra Arvind was conferred CONTEMPORARY DANCE
AWARD 2016 by the India International Dance Festival (Bhubaneswar), at
- On November 20, 2016, Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala was honored with NATIYA
THENDRAL award by Doordarshan Kendra Chennai.
- Anita Guha's Bharatanjali Trust conferred SATHYA VIMARSHAKA SUNDARAM
award on art critic A. Boothalingam, NATYACHARYA SUNDARAM on dance guru
Chitra Muralidharan, NRITTA SUNDARAM on dancer Nidheesh Kumar and NRITYA
SUNDARAM on dancer Mithun Shyam, at their annual function on Shri
Sathya Sai Baba's birthday on 23rd November 2016 at Vani Mahal,
- On November 25, 2016 Madhu Nataraj Kiran received the VOCATIONAL
EXCELLENCE AWARD from Rotary Bangalore Northwest at Trinity Isle,
|- Ananya presented the ANANYA
PURASKAR to Guru Radha Sridhar, Guru Lalitha Srinivasan and musician
Dwaraki Krishnaswamy on November 27, 2016 at Seva Sadan, Bangalore.|
- Arsha T.S, disciple of
Kalamandalam Remani Haridas, got First Prize in Bharatanatyam and
Mohiniattam (Senior) at the Bal Kala Utsav 2016 organized by SUNAINA
(Nov 9-14, 2016) at Delhi Tamil Sangam, New Delhi. She also got Second
Prize in Bharatanatyam (Senior) at the Janasamskriti Sargotsavam 2016
held at Kerala School, New Delhi, in Nov. She is a Class 9 student of
St. Anthony's Senior Secondary School, Hauz Khas, Delhi.
- Attendance is India's
only yearbook on dance, now in its 18th year. For past 5 years, 5 awards
are given as industry benchmarks. The awards named after iconic names
in dance, some totally forgotten, will be given on December 14, 2016 at
Alliance Francaise, Bangalore.
Ottanthullal artiste Kalamandalam Suresh Kaliyath receives the RAM GOPAL
BEST MALE SOLOIST AWARD. Kathak duo Tushar and Pooja Bhat receive
NATARAJ SHAKUNTALA DANCE COUPLE AWARD. Arts writer 'Sruti' Janaki gets
the MOHAN KHOKAR DOCUMENTING DANCE AWARD. Art historian Dr. Choodamani
Nandagopal receives the RUKMINIDEVI SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION
AWARD. Choreographer Usha Venkateswaran receives the MAYA RAO
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
- Kartik Fine Arts awards at the 42nd Year Art Festival in Chennai:
NADANAMAMANI for Vyshnavie Sainath on Dec 1 at Narada Gana Sabha; NATYA
CHUDAR to Sudharma Vaithiyanathan, NRITHYAJYOTHI Award for excellence in
Bharatanatyam to Mathura Viswanathan Vijay, MADURA KALAMANI AWARD
(Madurai Krishnan Memorial Honor) to Rathna Kumar, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD for Raja and Radha Reddy on Dec 16, 2016 at Bharatiya Vidya
- Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, will confer ACHARYA CHOODAMANI on
Bharatanatyam guru Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and NRITYA CHOODAMANI on
Kathak duo Nirupama and Rajendra on December 11, 2016.
- Natya Ballet Centre in association with SNA presents
Natya Ballet Dance Festival
December 1 - 3, 2016 New Delhi
- SUNAINA premieres
Stein Auditorium, 7pm
December 5, 2016 New Delhi
- Ashish Mohan Khokar's
Attendance annual awards
Alliance Francaise, 6pm
December 14, 2016 Bangalore
"The angular bending of the knees constantly in dance will wear
out the ligament with age, since knees and legs are not meant to angle
themselves in totally opposing directions. This doesn't mean that
classical dance is a health hazard. The body calls for a stop to
physical exertion, it's for us to pay attention to that mild signal and
not drag the machine to its breaking point," suggests orthopedic Dr.
Suresh Kumar succinctly.
- 'Immortal art, mortal artistes,' Ranee Kumar, The Hindu Fri Review, Jan 15, 2016
|TAALAM: Column by Leela Venkataraman
- Anekanta provides exhilarating Bharatanatyam experience
Woven round Jain philosophy of truth manifesting through multiple
realities, Natya Vriksha's twenty-fifth anniversary, given founder Geeta
Chandran's explorative creativity, became an exhilarating experience,
for artists and audience.
FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE with Dr. Sunil Kothari
- Young dancers put their best foot forward
It was heartening to see the young generation of dancers putting their
best foot forward in a three-day (Oct 18-20, 2016) dance and music
festival organized by Raza Foundation.
- Berlin Diary
That memory of my first visit to Berlin is still fresh as I had met
leading ballet dancer and choreographer Richard Cragun at Berlin Opera
House, where dancers were practicing ballet.
- Vanashree Rama Rao's emergence as choreographer
The title of the performance presented by India International Centre was
'Timeless tales of Gods and Goddesses, Men and Demons, Love and
Devotion', conceived and choreographed by Kuchipudi dancer Vanashree
- Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company perform in India
It was indeed a pleasant surprise during a crowded week to attend a
dance performance of Dakshina Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company at
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya's Sannidhi Auditorium in Delhi.
ROSES & THORNS
- In defense of the white male critic by Bruno Kavanagh
A critic's job is, amongst other things, to capture the spirit of a
performance for those readers who weren't able to be there (or didn't
know about it.)
- When hope rots
Jottings by Vikram Sampath
TRENDING by Ashish Mohan Khokar
- New Benchmarks in Bharatanatyam and Orissi
What makes a benchmark performance? Is it the content or the costumes,
music or make up, script or students, aesthetics or artistry? Or all of
above and more?
The Eastern Eye: Column by Dr. Utpal K Banerjee
- Tremors from borderlands
Rhythmosaic made recently in Kolkata a praiseworthy effort to touch upon
a few shibboleths with their trans-border implications and launched
what could be termed a full-blooded attack and not just a surgical
- Re-imagining Tagore in style
Bhowanipur Baikali Association presented a fascinating collage of
Tagore's formative years, illumined by prose and poetry narratives by
film and theatre luminaries; live music by an amazingly large band and
scintillating choreography by some of Kolkata's best-known dancers.
- Holding a legacy aloft
Sabari, a dance-drama premiered recently by Udayan Kala Kendra, the
dance institution of Mamata Shankar Dance Company from Kolkata, was a
handiwork that used the best of the Shankar ethos under the competent
scripting, choreography, costumes and direction of his gifted daughter,
MOTHERS BY DAUGHTERS AND OTHERS
- The journey continues by Malavika Sarukkai
When I think of my mother Saroja Kamakshi, I recall with deep fondness her passionate desire to live life creatively.
Not just anyBODY - a health and fitness column
- Health Recipes 8: Chicken and Thai basil stir fry by Uma Pushpanathan
WORKSHOPS / ANNOUNCEMENTS |
- Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrates
Margazhi Bala Utsavam
January 17-24, 2017 Chennai
Registrations from Dec 1, 2016 - Jan 10, 2017
- Jaaga DNA and Natya STEM presents
Video dance workshop in public space
by Katerina Valdivia Bruch
Dec 2-4, 2016 Bangalore
- Rhythmosaic organizes
Dance Therapy workshop
By Tripura Kashyap
Dec 11 & 12, 2016 Kolkata
- Shambhavi's International School of Kathak
Riyaz Workshop for Kathak Dance
Dec 15-18, 2016 Sunnyvale, CA
- Aum Arts Dance Academy organizes
Odissi dance workshop
By Aloka Kanungo
December 19-21, 2016 Ahmedabad
|LOOK OUT FOR|
- Scientists step into dance world at The Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet and The School of Sport, Health and Applied Science
(SHAS) at St Mary's University, Twickenham have joined forces to deliver
sports science support to dancers.
- Gopi Krishna - Sandhya Tandav
- Gopi Krishna & Vyjayanthimala
- Shiva's Cosmic Dance
- Kanya by Natyabhoomi Dance Company
A presentation representing a strong woman who needs no jewelry, words
or paraphernalia to be happy or to present herself to the outside world.
The dancers shatter a mirror at the end to liberate themselves!
- Dance with Hope...It connects all of us with Ananda
Ananda Shankar Jayant
- Mandala Arts & Culture Society
|Meet the artistes
||-SANCHARI.. More on the arts||Articles
Dec 1, Chicago, IL
This event features choreography by Shirley Mordine in collaboration
with Hema Rajagopalan (Natya Dance Theatre) and Michael Montenegro
(Theatre Zarko). There will be informal showings of works-in-progress,
repertory pieces, and open dialogue about the topics addressed in the
At: Washington Park, 5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr, 7pm
Dec 1 & 3, Tiruchanur & Tirupati
Schedule for Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala and Kala Pradarshini
- Dec 1: NITHYA PRAKASHINI, a dance presentation about goddess Lakshmi at Asthana Mandapam, Tiruchanur, 4pm
- Dec 3: OM NAMO LAKSHMI NARAYANA (Nada neerajanam) at Tirupati, 6pm
Dec 1 - 30, Delhi, Rajasthan, Vrindavan, Tamilnadu
Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
-1 Dec: Senior disciple Sneha Chakradhar dances at India Habitat Centre,
Delhi, as part of curator Usha RK's production DIVYA PUSHPAM
- 2 Dec: Geeta Chandran participates in a panel discussion on Skills as
part of a two-day conference entitled 'The Changing Landscape of
Education - The New Metaphor' hosted by the TERI Prakriti School,
-3 Dec: Geeta Chandran will address the Gurgaon Progressive Schools
Council on Creating a Creative Curriculum: Focus on Music and Dance.
-3 Dec: As part of the annual temple festivities, Geeta Chandran will
dance solo at the Ayyappa Temple in Sector 22, R.K. Puram, Delhi, 7pm
- 4 Dec: As part of the Mahakumbabhishikam of the Abhirami Ambal
sameda Punniyakodeeswarar temple at Thiruvidaivasal, Tamil Nadu,
Sharanya Chandran, daughter/disciple of Geeta Chandran will perform solo
- 6 Dec: Geeta Chandran inaugurates the Vedaaranya Heritage Festival
(VHAH FEST 2016) at Ramgarh-Shekhawati in Rajasthan with her solo
Bharatanatyam performance SATYAM-SHIVAM-SUNDARAM highlighting
philosophies from the Hindu Sanatana.
- 11 Dec: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform sewa at the Sri Radha Raman Temple in Vrindavan, 7pm.
-17 Dec: Senior disciple Amritasruthi Radhakrishnan performs solo
Bharatanatyam at the Ayyappa Temple in Sector 22, R.K. Puram, Delhi, 7pm
- 20 Dec: Geeta Chandran and Sharanya Chandran perform duo Bharatanatyam
at the Stein Auditorium, Delhi, as part of BHARAT EKTA SANSKRITIK UTSAV
hosted by Debadhara.
- 28 Dec: Sharanya Chandran performs at Narada Gana Sabha main hall, Chennai, 1:45pm
- 29 Dec: Geeta Chandran performs solo Bharatanatyam at the Sri Krishna
Gana Sabha, Chennai at 7pm. ANEKANTA will focus on the theme of
multi-culturalism and acceptance of several truths, a concept culled
from Jaina philosophy, and is based on the research of scholar-author
- 30 Dec: Geeta Chandran speaks on 'The Economics of Dance' at the
annual Natya Kala Conference hosted by the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in
Dec 2, NYC
Jiva Performing Arts presents SOLO STUDIO SHOWCASE. It kicks off the new
solo performance series, designed to offer dancers and students an
opportunity to deepen and present their solo repertoire. This event will
feature performances by dancers of all ages. Featuring Maya Kappil,
Aishwarya Madhav, Uma Mohan, Sahana Sridhar, Aditi Narayanan, Mahika
Chawla, Ellora Devulapally and Kiki Jain.
At: Lucid Body House, 230 Lexington Avenue, 6:30pm.
Dec 2, 11 & 17, Delhi, Jaipur & Mumbai
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas and Drishtikon
- Dec 2, New Delhi, 7pm: Aditi Mangaldas presents solo WIDENING CIRCLES for the NATYA BALLET DANCE FESTIVAL at LTG Auditorium
- Dec 11, Jaipur: Aditi Mangaldas presents solo WIDENING CIRCLES for the THIRAK UTSAV at Jawahar Kala Kendra
- Dec 17, Mumbai: Aditi Mangaldas conducts Kathak Master Class / Workshop at NCPA from 2pm - 6pm
Dec 3 - 18, India
ETERNAL EMBRACE by Astad Deboo who collaborates with musician Yukio
Tsuji. This original dance, choreographed and performed by him, is
inspired by the poem Maati, written by Sufi poet Hazrat Bulleh Shah.
Tsuji's musical accompaniment on zither, shakuhachi flute, and
percussion, is an original work of his, composed specifically for the
-3rd Dec: Natya Ballet Dance Festival, Meghdoot theatre, New Delhi
-4th Dec: Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon
-9-10th Dec: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
-14th Dec: Alliance Francaise, Chennai, for Prakriti Foundation Poetry Festival
-16th Dec: UB City Mall, Bengaluru
-18th Dec: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Dec 4 - 22, Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape
- 4th Dec, 11am: Traditional Odissi for Banyan Tree's Tender Roots at Savarkar Hall
- 9th Dec, 10.40am: Lecture by Jhelum Paranjape on CHANGING TRENDS IN
THE KINESTHETICS OF ODISSI IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT during the 49th
World Congress of Dance for International Dance Council 2016 at Hotel
- 9th Dec, 6.30pm: Performance by Jhelum Paranjape and disciples during the 49th World Congress of Dance at ISKCON Auditorium
- 10th Dec, 10.30am: Workshop conducted by Jhelum Paranjape
(Adaptability of animal movements in Odissi to any dance form) during
the 49th World Congress of Dance at Hotel Sahara Star
- 10th Dec, 7pm: FARM TO JUNGLE for and at Tridha School
- 15th Dec, 7pm: Odissi Performance during the Samudra Manthan Awards for Bhandarkar Shipping Events at Hyatt
- 22nd Dec, 1pm: BAHINAAI during the Sahitya Mahotsav for and at MP Shah Mahila College, Malad West
| Dec 4 - 31, Sri Lanka, Kolkata, Cuttack|
Sapphire events in December
- 4th Dec: Workshop by Sapphire Creations at NatFest on DYNAMICS OF STILLNESS
At: Nelung Arts Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 3.30pm to 5pm
- 6th Dec: Performance of REMEMBER. RELIVE. RECONCILE, excerpts of
various solo and duet pieces that Koushik Das and Ankita Dutta Gupta,
senior dancers of the Sapphire repertory, have created in their
choreographic practice in the last few years.
At: NICD Mahinda Rajapaksha Auditorium, Pogolla Kandy, Sri Lanka, 6pm
- 10th Dec: Performance premiere of EKAHARYA by Sudarshan Chakravorty as
part of MONOLOGUES, a solo arts festival curated by Sujoyprosad
Chatterjee with live music: vocals by Shiuli, percussions by Koushik,
special voice and music by DJ Akash. Lights: Dinesh Poddar, Costumes:
At: ICCR Auditorium, Kolkata, 6.30pm
- 31st Dec: Sapphire Creations Dance Company presents SAPPHIRESCOPE, an
amalgam of dance, visuals, music and more for the New Year Eve
performance including acro yoga, martial arts, aerial work and so on
with a 12 member team of Sapphire.
At: Cuttack Club, Odisha, 8pm
Dec 6 - 23, Karnataka, Chennai
Schedule for Nirupama, Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company.
- Dec 6 & 7, Bangalore: BHAANIKA, solo performance on Ashtanaayika by Nirupama Rajendra organised by Kalapoornima.
- Dec 11, Chennai: Nirupama & Rajendra will be conferred the NRITHYA CHOODAMANI Award by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
- Dec 17, Mangalore: ADC performs for the Time Square Music & Dance
Festival-2016 organized by Expert Group of Institutions at 6 pm at the
campus in Valachil, Mangalore.
- Dec 18, Mangalore: Nirupama - Rajendra with Abhinava perform for Sangeet Bharati Foundation at the Mangalore Town Hall.
- Dec 23, Chennai: Nirupama & Rajendra along with ADC present
VIBHOOTHI: The Dance of Exuberance for the 61st December Art & Dance
Festival 2016 of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 7pm.
Dec 7, 8 & 24, Karnataka
Schedule for Chitra Arvind and Rhythmotion.
-Dec 7, 6pm: RAKSHISU NAMMANANAVARATA, Bharatanatyam dance feature by Rhythmotion at Kala Bhavan, Hassan.
- Dec 8, 11am: Lec Dem by Chitra Arvind on 'Choreography in Indian
classical and Contemporary dance idioms' followed by a contemporary
dance performance YATRA-RIVER OF LIFE at Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and
Performing Arts University, Mysore.
- Dec 24, 5pm: KATHAK NRITYASARI by Alar Arvind and Chitra Arvind as
part of Mandayam Sabha Centenary Celebrations at Jnana Jyothi
Auditorium, Palace Road, Bengaluru
Dec 16, Mumbai
Dr. Sunil Kothari talks on MY JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE: ANECDOTES, DANCE
CRITICISM. Over the years, his travels have spanned myriad dance forms
as well as the length and breadth of the country. His session promises
anecdotes, stories and insights on what it means to hold a mirror up to
performers finding their own voices, and how dance can be connected with
and relevant to how we perceive and seek to re-imagine our cultural and
social contexts. This session is part of Junoon's Mumbai Local series.
At: Fort's Kitab Khana, 5.30pm
Dec 16-21, Ahmedabad
Performance of Odissi Guru Suprava Mishra and students of Aum Arts Dance Academy
- 16th Dec: H.K. Arts College, 8pm - Kalavati pallavi
- 18th Dec: Kushabhau Thakre Community Hall, CTM Ahmedabad, 3pm (Shri Radha- Odissi dance drama)
- 19th to 21st Dec: 3 day Odissi dance workshop by Guru Aloka Kanungo.
Dec 22 - 26, Chennai
Pune's Nrityayatri organizes Chennai Dance Festival Tour
Dec 26 & 27, Gurgaon & New Delhi
Schedule for Guru Uma Anantani and Rasadhwani.
- Dec 26: HARI-HARA, a solo Bharatanatyam presentation by Shivangee
Vikram of Rasadhwani, Ahmedabad. The repertoire is influenced by both
Shaivite and Vaishnavite modes of understanding the Brahman.
Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30pm
- Dec 27: PANCHALI - FROM FIRE TO FIRE, a classical dance adaptation
from the novel 'The Palace of Illusions' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
Concept, Choreography & Direction by Dr. Uma Anantani
Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm